How to Spot a Scam

Sunday, February 21, 2010

1991 Volvo 240 - $2500 (Riverside, ca)

A concerned CL user emailed this experience to us:

Seller Name: George
Location: Inland Empire Craigslist

Contact: (951) 271-2174

Hi all I am reporting an experience that I had with a seller of a car listed on craigslist. The seller's ad is posted below, but what struck me is that the seller does not mention the car has blow back, which means oil spits out of the top of the engine, and that it is a SALVAGE title. Salvage title means that for whatever reason (mostly accident) the previous owner's insurance company considers it a total loss, a piece of junk, and it is essentially worthless. This seller plays dumb and tries to fool would be buyers about condition by not disclosing key problems... Watch out for this guy.

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