Car Buying Fraud Tips

Car Buying Fraud Tips

  • Top 10 Car Scams While Buying or Selling

    When you buy a new or a used car, you must be wary of car buying scams. Whether you are purchasing through a dealer or a private owner, car selling scams can cost you hundreds, even......

  • What is the Lemon Law?

    The Lemon Law is simple enough.  It is a federal statue that mandates a product must function as intended as long as it remains under warranty. The Lemon Law was a boon to consumer rights, and it......

  • What Is Odometer Fraud?

    Why Does Odometer Fraud Happen? A vehicle’s odometer sits somewhere on the dash, in clear view of the driver. The odometer records the miles the car has traveled since leaving the factory, and in......

  • What Is A Salvage Title?

    Any way you slice it, a salvage title is bad news. A salvage title means that a vehicle has suffered damage worth more than its value, and an insurance company has declared the car a “total......

  • What Is Title Fraud?

    Before we explore the diabolical world of car title fraud, we first must understand the car title itself. Title Fraud Basics: A title is the legal document issued by a state department of motor vehicles......

  • What Is A VIN number?

      VIN refers to the Vehicle Identification Number. Since 1981, the VIN has been composed of 17 character (numbers and letters) codes that authenticate a vehicle and its owner. Between 1954 and 1980,......

  • What is a Salvage Car?

    A salvage car has received enough damage that its repairs exceed its value. An insurance company has paid the claim and taken ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle’s plates and an original title......

  • How To Read A Vin Number

    Everyone has usually wondered about how to read a VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number but it is really just as easy as plugging the number into any of a dozen web sites that will decode the sequence......