Classic car scams are going around the Internet at an alarming rate
Image: Don Hankins, 2008
While we are all almost entirely of immune to those old spamming emails about Nigerian princes and helping them regain their throne – all for the ridiculously low payment of $150 or so – the truth of the matter is that online scammers are beginning to target classic car enthusiasts with some pretty long cons.
Craigslist, eBay, and a number of other reputable services have all been reporting that a surge in classic car scams have been happening over the last few years – with some hundreds of vintage automobile enthusiasts being pulled into the nets of these less than ethical people. Almost all of the deal seem to terribly good to be true – but each and every one of his back with a plausible story, more than enough pictures, and the kind of insider information that only real deal classic auto enthusiasts would have access to.
As with all things, the best protection is making sure that you are doing all of your due diligence and research – at least as much as humanly possible. Make sure that you are keeping an open mind about any and every classic car deal you find online, and protect yourself at every opportunity.