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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.

PREYING ON CAR-BUYERS

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.

Comments
  • 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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