Police in Overland Park, Kansas are warning their residents of type of used car scam that is taking place on craigslist.
How it works is that a person buys a car from a private seller saying they were just in an accident and have an insurance check to pay for the car. The check turns out to be a forgery so the victim is swindled out of their car. Then the scam artists sell the stolen car on craigslist.
I lost a car in a flood once. The check from the insurance company was made out to me and the bank that held the loan on my car. If a buyer approached me with that kind of check or a check in the seller’s name I would not take that deal.
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