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http://www.autotrader.com/ca / Scammers

1 Alberta, Canada Review updated:

Hello everyone!
I just want to warn you to not buy any vehicle through www.autotrader.com or www.autotrader.ca
There is a lot of scam there, usually it is cheap luxury cars like lexus BMW and etc.
Be aware! THERE IS NOT SUCH THING EBAY MOTORS AS A THIRD PARTY.
All these dealers usually tell that they are going through a divorce and that is the reason they are selling the car so cheap.
BE SAFE!

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  • Sc
      5th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Many of the cars listed by private sellers on autotrader.ca are scams. If the deal sounds too good to be true then it is!! I can't believe that legitimate car dealers still list their used stock on autotrader.ca knowing that Auto Trader allows scammers to use their site! If the legitimate dealers threaten to pull their ads if Auto Trader doesn't clean up their act then we may see some action by Auto Trader on this nonsense.

  • 0 Votes

    here is a current example on autotrader.ca

    Hello again,


    Cristopher, right now I'm in a military base we are getting ready for Iraq. I don't have my cell with me. We'll have to stick to email for now as this is the only way I can communicate.Because it is a large transaction we will complete the deal only using an authorized third party like eBay, using their eBay Vehicle Purchase Protection.The payment will be handling by eBay and you will benefit of 7 inspection time period and the option to accept or reject the car on my expense. The payment is going to be send to one of eBay Safe Pay agent, funds will be placed on hold until you receive and inspect the car. In case you don't like the car(is not our situation) you will ship it back at my cost and receive a full refund from eBay employee. Payment will be released to me only with your approval...If you are still interested just send me your full name and shipping address. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our deal.


    Thanks,
    Cpt.Anthony Even

    Hello,

    I am very glad that you interested in buying my car(2007 Infiniti M M45).I am selling this car because my platoon has been sent back to Iraq and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need to sell it before June 20. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been involved in any accident..I do have the title, clear, under my name. It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad 12, 800. The car is in Winnipeg, MB, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping.Let me know, if you are interested, email back.

    For more pics click the link below :
    http://anthonyeven.000space.com/car/2007_Infiniti_M_M45/description.htm

  • Do
      15th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Wow - I received a response pretty much identical to the one above about a '67 camaro on autotrader.ca

    I sent an email back but I am sure it's just an automatic address. These guys suck!

    Here is the text I received with my response back:

    Sorry - don't think your story is true. The 'car' is already old ??. I also see that the same car is listed a couple of times with different prices. Not this time buddy!


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    From: Ernest J.
    To: xxxxxx@rogers.com
    Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 6:03:10 PM
    Subject: Camaro

    I am selling this Camaro because my platoon has been sent back to Iraq and don't want it get old in my backyard. The price is low because I need
    to sell it before June 18. It has no damage, no scratches or dents, no hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained and hasn't been
    involved in any accident..I do have the title, clear, under my name.
    It is still available for sale if interested, price as stated in the ad $10, 000.
    The car is in Great Falls, MT, in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping. Let me know if you are interested, email back.

  • Re
      30th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    You guys are idiots, these scams exists on all online advertising websites. ebay, kijiji, craigslist, buysell.

    Its called BUYER BEWARE. If you researched what you were buying then you wouldn't become a victim simple as that.

  • Do
      30th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    Did anyone above say they actually got scammed? Spent money? No, I didn't think so.

    The post was merely to bring this to the attention of others that may come across the same thing. It's pretty evident when you read the email you get back from the seller.

    ReasonedMind doesn't seem to fit you. You're the idiot for lashing out the way you did.

    Again, no one above would appear to have been a victim to a truly reasonable mind.

  • Sh
      17th of Jul, 2011
    0 Votes

    Totally agree! Auto Trader and autotrader.ca is a complete waste of time as 60% of all private listings are scams and they don't care! i also agree that dealers and brokers should not be paying to advertise on this site as I never use it as many don't as you just waste your time. I emailed them but they don't care.

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