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Spotting & Avoiding Scams when Buying or Selling a Car

Shop smart. Shop safe. Learn how to avoid fraud when buying a car or selling your car.

Fraud Awareness Tips Because there is no foolproof way to prevent fraud, awareness is the best defense.

Fighting The Fraud That Can Be Fatal Airbag fraud is on the rise and may soon rank as one of the worst vehicle repair scams out there. A vehicle history ...
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Odometer Fraud Even though it hasn't received much press in recent years, odometer fraud is just as prevalent, if not more prevalent, ...

Why Should I Worry About Credit Fraud?

How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs! Disreputable service centers can charge you for work that was never done or convince you of the need for unnecessary ...
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Car Buying

Vehicle Cloning: Stolen Vehicles Hiding in Plain Sight Cloning VINs as a way to mask the identity of stolen cars is gaining in popularity. What is cloning and how can you ...

Buyer Beware: Easy Online Ad Mistakes You Don't Want to Make Every day, it seems that new online scams and tricks pop up on the interactive landscape. From too-good-to-be-true ...
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Here's Why the Bentley Bentayga Is Worth $250,000 The Bentley Bentayga is the most expensive SUV you can buy. Here's why it's worth every penny.
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AMG Owners Crusade Against Fake Badges Nothing is more annoying to a Mercedes AMG owner than a Benz with fake AMG badges -- and they're starting to do ...
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Car Buying

Selling Your Car: Common Scams We've taken some of the stress out of selling your car by listing a few common scams you should be aware of.
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Car Buying

Data Collection for Self-Driving Cars Could Be Risking Your Privacy In the race to put self-driving cars on the road, many automakers are using data gathered from our cars to further the ...

How to Close the Deal You've done all your homework. You've posted an ad and answered questions over the phone. And now it all comes down to ...
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8 Cars the Villain Would Drive in a Scary Movie In honor of Halloween, here are eight cars a villain would drive in a scary movie.
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: Common Scams to Consider Before you buy a new or used car, check out our list of some common car-buying scams so that you don't find yourself ...
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Buying a Used Car: Red Flags to Consider - Video Our latest video looks at some red flags that should make you think twice about signing the papers for a used car.
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: What's the Catch With 0 Percent Loans? Zero percent loan offers seem too good to be true, so is there a catch? We have the answer.
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Car Buying

Buying a Car: What Is a Doc Fee? We explain what a doc fee is and whether you really have to pay it.

Shop Safely this Holiday Season Because there is no foolproof way to prevent fraud, awareness is the best defense.

Why Should I Check My Credit Report Regularly? Here are some good reasons to check your credit report regularly before you start shopping for a car.
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Hot Wheels: 10 Most Stolen Vehicles for 2010 2010's most stolen cars are all at least seven years old.
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Car Buying

Buying a Used Car: Private Seller or Dealer? Should you buy your next used car from a private seller or a dealer? We outline the pros and cons of both options.

Fighting Back
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Car Buying

Buying a Used Car From a Private Seller: Legalities There are pros and cons to buying a car from a private seller.

How to Read a Vehicle History Report Older cars don't die, they just get resold. If you're buying a used car, whether from a dealer or someone who put an ...
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Car Buying

Used Car Buying Guide With a wide selection, more affordable prices and better reliability than ever before, used cars offer car buyers the ...
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