An expert on consumer rights and cars describes two types of used-car sellers who end up meriting nothing but heavy scrutiny: curbstoners and Internet sellers.
According to the expert, curbstoners sell cars in much the same manner as a formal dealer, but they may lack a physical business address or even a dealer’s license. Meanwhile, scammers on Web sites like eBay and Craigslist tend to ask for personal information early in the negotiation and may offer to ship the purported vehicle without an in-person inspection, which could obviously sound suspicious to consumers who are aware of the heavy presence of internet scammers in this day and age.
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The Debt-Free Car Project Chapter 3: Curbstoners and Internet Scams