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Too good to be true price scams

Too good to be true price scams

Get Reliable Auto Shipping Quote

Get Reliable Auto Shipping Quote

If you notice one auto transport company has a really low price STAY AWAY FROM THEM! If it sounds to good to be true, it is! These transport companies bid you low hoping they can find someone to move your vehicle for cheap, but it never fails that they come back to the customer asking for more money after they have already picked up your vehicle and have it for leverage. The best way to prevent this is to get several quotes take the average price and go with those companies.

Offers that sound too good to be true, probably are

Most of us are careful if a stranger approaches on the street and offers a deal that's just too good to be true. But we're much less cautious online, putting us at risk.

Advance fee fraud
If you get an offer for free low cost shipping, there's probably a major catch. Typically, fraudsters will ask you to send some smaller amount (for deposit, etc.) before they can set up the shipment or your vehicle as you’re promised, but which they never intend to ship your vehicle.
How to avoid this scam: Don't wire money to a car shipping company you don't know.

Low Cost – NO RISK Car Shipping
These types of shippers are usually scams and include messages insisting that you “Act Now!” for a great deal.
How to avoid this scam: Discontinue communication with this person/company.

Fake charities
Scammers use disasters to trick kind-hearted people into donating to fake charities when shipping their car or they tell you they will donate a present of the shipping cost. This usually happens when there is a refugee crisis, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster (like an earthquake, flooding or famine).
How to avoid this scam:
Thoroughly check the background of any charity that they claim to donate to and to make sure your donation goes to real victims. Use resources to check out charities.

If a charity or the shipping company does not have a website, be cautious.

To learn more about common scams and how to avoid them, search online for shipping fraud. You can also read the FBI's material on common types of shipping scams. Most importantly: be as cautious online as you would be in the real world.

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