Car Ripoff Artists

So I went to look at a van today.

1st red flag.  The owner has only had the car for one month

2nd red flag.  The car has not been smogged (the law in California.  If it doesn’t pass it can cost up to 1K to make it pass.

3rd red flag.  Car is not registered in the “seller’s” name

So when I ask the guy about the smog he says if I give him the few thousand dollars for the car, then he will go to the smog place with me to have it smogged.  And if it doesn’t pass, I guess I will get my money back.  I tell him, no, you go ahead and get the car smogged first, get the car registered in your name and pay the month of registration money that you owe (else I have to pay it) THEN I will give you the money for the car.

Now I know why this car has been listed on Craigslist for a while.  No one wants to do this shady deal.  I wish I new how to bring the law down on these shady characters.  Sure…I’ll give you my money and you’ll be back in Mejico before I know what hit me, right?

PS>  This is not uncommon at all in this area.  BUYER BEWARE!

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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