If you are selling a vehicle be aware that thieves may pose as potential buyers. We let you know what to expect and how to deal with the viewing process to avoid being caught out.
NEVER let the buyer go out for a test drive alone. There's a risk that they won't come back.
Even if they leave you their keys as a security measure ‘their’ car could be stolen, and this is not proof they will return with your vehicle. Also, ensure that they have valid insurance cover, or you could be liable for any accidents they may have.
Sellers should hold their keys at all times when potential buyers visit their home address. Avoid leaving keys unattended in the ignition, as they can be switched for a similar key without the seller realising. This may allow the vehicle to be stolen at a later stage using the original key. ALWAYS separate your house keys form your car keys.
If you receive an email or a phone call from someone who claims that they work for a car-finder service and can find a buyer for your car, and we recommend you ignore them. Experience has shown that once the fee is paid for the service, the buyers list is not forthcoming and there is little or no opportunity for a refund of your fee.
If you have any concerns, please contact our Digital Support Department on 014490650
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