Car-scammers hit SA dealers

2013-08-16 09:05

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.


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.

Are you aware of any con-artists operating at dealers in Gauteng? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.

  • Riotous Ramohlale - 2013-08-16 10:32

    "Do you work here?" Can I use your phone to call my wife, she is the one who has to choose the colour.

      Qungisbindi Mafendana - 2013-08-16 11:42

      Can I go for a test-drive?

  • Hilton Carroll - 2013-08-16 18:48

    Who in their right mind would pay over money to get a discount? Duh!!

      Marius Jacobs - 2013-08-19 07:34

      Idiots used to bribing people to get ahead in life. If you fall for this scam, you deserve it!!

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