The Better Business Bureau says virtual vehicle fraud is a big problem nationally and in the 4-States.
This applies to the sale of cars, trucks, jet skis, RVs, even food trucks.
A new BBB report titled “Virtual Vehicle Vendor Scams,” says consumers have lost over $1.1 million in calendar year 2020 alone.
Scammers almost always offer vehicles at a price too good to be true.
“Another red flag is the same sob story be used over and over again,” the BBB’s Stephanie Garland states.
“Scammers will often say ‘I’m going overseas, I’m going through a divorce, I’ve lost my son or daughter or my husband and this brings back painful memories so please don’t ask questions because I just can’t talk about it.'”
Garland says this type of scam has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can read more at “Virtual Vehicle Vendor Scams.“