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2013-08-16 09:05

HOW TO AVOID BEING DUPED: An easy way to avoiding being scammed - do not offer a vehicle salesman cash in exchange for a discount. Image – AFP

Police are investigating a scam by con-artists pretending to be second-hand car salesmen.

SAPS captain Collette Weilbach ssaid (August 2013) that five cases were being investigated by the Villieria, Pretoria Central and Sinoville police stations.

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According to authorities, fraudsters pretend to be vehicle salesmen at dealerships then dupe would-be buyers into paying them cash in exchange for a discount.

Weilbach advised potential buyers to speak directly to dealerships to ensure the transaction was legal.

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