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How to Spot a Curber or Fake Private Seller

If you buy from a Curber you will find it very difficult to to find justice if/when the situation goes wrong. If you are considering making a purchase from a private selling, ensure you familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you may be buying from a Curber. Part of doing your research is knowing what to look for in Curbers.

The things to look out for are:

  • The same telephone numbers for multiple vehicles.

  • They want to meet publicly (not at their residence)

  • They want to be paid only in cash.

  • They want you to lie on the transfer papers. (You will be less likely to go to the police if you have also lied)

  • They claim they are selling for a family member or friends and therefore their name is not on the paper work.

Curbers will try and rush you through the process of buying a car. Ensure you take your time and look for these warning signs. Not everyone who sells privately is a Curber, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Sales Team

West Coast Toyota