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    Default Car sale scams. What to look out for

    Hi all, I've heard that when you advertise a car to sell you can be scammed by people off shore.
    Can you also be at risk here?
    The reason I'm asking is because DH is selling a classic car (1960's).
    Someone came from interstate, loved the car and left a deposit. Today the rest of money of the money came through.
    He seemed genuine and now the money is in our account (cleared). He is going to pick up the car with car/truck trailer.
    Someone asked if I trust him. I don't get it? What do I need to be suspicious of??

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    It's people "paying" with Western Union etc they you need to be careful of. If you have cleared funds in your bank account then the car is sold and ready to go

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    Great, I thought so.
    The money is in today and car being picked up next week. So I have time to call the banks to make sure it's cleared 100%, but it seems like it is.

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    Is the buyer themselves picking up the car or getting some else to?

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    They may have chosen to pay by bank deposit so there is an official paper trail for them, as if they pay cash, or bank cheque it may not be as secure for them. Looking at it from their perspective, they are buying a car off a stranger at their house, and want everything documented just in case the seller is not totally above board. But I agree, check with the bank before you hand over the car

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    Also, if it's an older, collective car, people will travel distances to get a good one. A friend of mine bought a car form Brisbane, and he lives in Melbourne

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    I think the trust issue is around getting cleared funds - especially with international buyers. Scam being that car is bought & picked up - payment is promised or a cheque/money order given but then cancelled. Then both car & cash are gone.
    Probably the main thing would be to ensure you have clear funds before handing over the keys.

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