Beware bogus online car auctions
Do not pay any deposits before viewing the vehicle and confirming that you are dealing with a reputable company
While social media and online purchases have seen sharp spikes with the social isolation and subsequent lockdown orders, online fraud scams have not been far behind.
In the latest scam, criminals are creating fake Facebook pages using the names of established companies to lure unsuspecting car buyers. The SA Institute of Auctioneers (SAIA) recently cautioned members to be vigilant about the new scam and cautioned online bidders to verify auctioneers’ details before interacting or making online payments...