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What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:30am On Jan 15
Of recent there have been accusations and counter accusations of alleged unfair deals in the autos section, so let's discuss, what is a scam in a used car transaction.

Please this is not a platform for mud slinging, but mature productive, intelligent and educative responses.

Oya carry go.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:38am On Jan 15
1. Making false claims (Car has this feature when it doesn't, car is in perfect condition when it isn't, car is unaccidented when it isn't)
2. Selling a lemon (A car that's so fugged that it's turnioniown)
3. Selling a stolen car
4. Selling a car with bad documents
5. Selling a car with certain things don to falsify the truth (Odometer rollback, paint jobs to hide rust and possible chassis damage)

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by radautoworks: 9:39am On Jan 15
GAZZUZZ:
Of recent there have been accusations and counter accusations of alleged unfair deals in the autos section, so let's discuss, what is a scam in a used car transaction.

Please this is not a platform for mud slinging, but mature productive, intelligent and educative responses.

Oya carry go.

An intentional attempt to hide something in a car purchase that should be disclosed. A car doesn't have to be perfect but if the seller KNOWS about an issue (particularly a major or safety issue), they must disclose it and let the buyer make an INFORMED decision. E.g. no wiping check engine codes to make a sale.

That being said, a buyer should also do due diligence when buying.

Lemon law for new cars:
Although the exact criteria vary by state, new vehicle lemon laws require that an auto manufacturer repurchase a vehicle that has a significant defect that the manufacturer is unable to repair within a reasonable amount of time.[2] Lemon laws consider the nature of the problem with the vehicle, the number of days that the vehicle is unavailable to the consumer for service of the same mechanical issue, and the number of repair attempts made. If repairs cannot be completed within the total number of days described in the state statute, the manufacturer becomes obligated to buy back the defective vehicle.[3] Contrary to popular belief, the dealership has no obligation to buy back the vehicle, because the dealership does not warrant the vehicle, the manufacturer does.

This being Nigeria, I think NY used car lemon laws are appropriate:
https://ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/used-car-lemon-law-fact-sheet

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:41am On Jan 15
Also some people will sell you something that you think is car, then once you reach house, bam! Na motor you buy, no be car. grin

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by radautoworks: 9:41am On Jan 15
HeavenlyBang:
1. Making false claims (Car has this feature when it doesn't, car is in perfect condition when it isn't, car is unaccidented when it isn't)
2. Selling a lemon (A car that's so fugged that it's turnioneown)
3. Selling a stolen car
4. Selling a car with bad documents
5. Selling a car with certain things don to falsify the truth (Odometer rollback, paint jobs to hide rust and possible chassis damage)

I focused mainly on 1,2 and 5 forgot in Nigeria 3 & 4 are just as likely

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by double3(m): 11:37am On Jan 15
Its simple....Selling a defective car to a customer with claims that it's "a buy and drive".
I think sellers owes it as a duty to their potential customers to disclose informations about the vehicle to be sold so as to enable buyers make informed choices.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by GAZZUZZ(m): 11:45am On Jan 15
double3:
Its simple....Selling a defective car to a customer with claims that it's "a buy and drive".

the only perfect cars are brand new cars, every used car all have some degree of imperfection and will still drive after being bought, so how would you describe the word defective?

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by civilserva: 12:33pm On Jan 15
"AC needs gas " scam.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by AnonymousLee: 12:36pm On Jan 15
I'd love to hear oga cosplay's definition grin

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by GAZZUZZ(m): 12:39pm On Jan 15
civilserva:
"AC needs gas " scam.

saving cardealer's since 1800 grin

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by konkacid: 12:55pm On Jan 15
Selling upgraded vehicle as it's new upgraded status. Most times, the seller claims he/she doesn't have the VIN picture handy and that you'll get it when you come for inspection, like VIN is a secrete code. Which serious seller doesn't have VIN picture handy?

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by nemadfsyahooc: 1:44pm On Jan 15
Repackaging fake auto products and selling as genuine to unsuspecting buyer.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by jodecibmw: 2:26pm On Jan 15
I guess Heavenlybang & radautoworks have done well to do justice to the topic already cos as for me it's when a dealer or seller INTENTIONALLY lies, misleads or preys on a buyer's ignorance or negligence to sell a bad, defective, lemon or otherwise car without disclosing all the true details of the present condition of the car to be sold, which also includes documents associated with the vehicle too.

Hence hiding fake/false documentation, incomplete/missing documentation in addition to non-disclosure of all issues/faults present in the car are all regarded as auto scam, for instance evil people buy badly accidental/damaged cars, carryout cosmetic repairs on them and sell to unsuspecting clients.

Nice thread gazzuzz.


GAZZUZZ:
Of recent there have been accusations and counter accusations of alleged unfair deals in the autos section, so let's discuss, what is a scam in a used car transaction.

Please this is not a platform for mud slinging, but mature productive, intelligent and educative responses.

Oya carry go.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by Hoodbilonia: 2:53pm On Jan 15
biggest scam
ac needs gas. yur papa.
to refil ac gas no reach 3k

engine knocked

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by sholarb(m): 3:10pm On Jan 15
Scam in auto sales is simply an attempt to sell with deceit; whereby the seller persuades the buyer to accept something untrue or undesirable about a car by providing false information or documentation.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by selfmadeOLX(m): 3:11pm On Jan 15
AC needs Gas
Used by a banker
Used by a woman

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by Davedoz(m): 3:19pm On Jan 15
selfmadeOLX:
AC needs Gas
Used by a banker
Used by a woman

This is the one that I don't understand!!!!! Ehen if na woman use am, so

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by sauceEEP(m): 3:32pm On Jan 15
Scam in auto sales is when a dealer tells you this vehicle is BUY AND DRIVE, nothing to fix but in actual sense it's buy and drive to a mechanic garage.

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by civilserva: 5:39pm On Jan 15
selfmadeOLX:
AC needs Gas
Used by a banker
Used by a woman

Very funny grin

Used by a woman, used by a pastor.
Banker used.
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by Hoodbilonia: 5:45pm On Jan 15
owner is relocating scam
selfmadeOLX:
AC needs Gas
Used by a banker
Used by a woman

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by tutudesz: 6:11pm On Jan 15
Hoodbilonia:
owner is relocating scam
Used for 2 months or Xmas used

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by Sportwin(m): 7:53pm On Jan 15
lol

non accidented

check d vin

flood tittle

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by noble71(m): 9:20pm On Jan 15
'3 weeks old'' Scam!
'owner always travels abroad' Scam!

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by LagosWharf: 9:39pm On Jan 15
Barely driven. Covered with tapolin for 2 years because owner is abroad. The owner's brother only warms the car in the morning.

If I hear

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by pacino26(m): 9:46pm On Jan 15
sauceEEP:
Scam in auto sales is when a dealer tells you this vehicle is BUY AND DRIVE, nothing to fix but in actual sense it's buy and drive to a mechanic garage VILLAGE.

fixed. grin grin grin

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by ak22(m): 10:01pm On Jan 15
[quote author=civilserva post=74783483]"AC needs gas " scam. [/quote

Very Common
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by y2kola(m): 10:09pm On Jan 15
first body

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Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by legalwealth(m): 10:33pm On Jan 15
Hmmm! !!
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by legalwealth(m): 10:35pm On Jan 15
HeavenlyBang:
1. Making false claims (Car has this feature when it doesn't, car is in perfect condition when it isn't, car is unaccidented when it isn't)
2. Selling a lemon (A car that's so fugged that it's turnioniown)
3. Selling a stolen car
4. Selling a car with bad documents
5. Selling a car with certain things don to falsify the truth (Odometer rollback, paint jobs to hide rust and possible chassis damage)

grin grin grin
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by legalwealth(m): 10:38pm On Jan 15
GAZZUZZ:


the only perfect cars are brand new cars, every used car all have some degree of imperfection and will still drive after being bought, so how would you describe the word defective?

SMH! !!
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by legalwealth(m): 10:38pm On Jan 15
jodecibmw:
I guess Heavenlybang & radautoworks have done well to do justice to the topic already cos as for me it's when a dealer or seller INTENTIONALLY lies, misleads or preys on a buyer's ignorance or negligence to sell a bad, defective, lemon or otherwise car without disclosing all the true details of the present condition of the car to be sold, which also includes documents associated with the vehicle too.

Hence hiding fake/false documentation, incomplete/missing documentation in addition to non-disclosure of all issues/faults present in the car are all regarded as auto scam, for instance evil people buy badly accidental/damaged cars, carryout cosmetic repairs on them and sell to unsuspecting clients.

Nice thread gazzuzz.



God bless you! !!
Re: What Is "Scam" In Auto Sales by nwanneni(m): 10:47pm On Jan 15
Hoodbilonia:
biggest scam
ac needs gas. yur papa.
to refil ac gas no reach 3k

engine knocked
you always talk like a foolish,slum dwelling warri boy.are you?
Very hard to comprehend the poo that comes out of your mouth.
Change your ways,for yourself atleast

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