Criminals are defrauding owners and purhasers of their cars.

posted on Dec 22 2008 by Jon Bardill

The Credit Crunch has highlighted that Criminals are mounting a concerted attempt to defraud owners and puchasers of their cars. The criminals are advertising mostly premium cars at very cheap prices in trade magazines like autotrader, exchange and mart - whose listings also appear within internet car sales listings - and when contacted via e-mail, claim that they are part of partner programmes that are so called backed by these magazines and websites or variations thereof.

To the best of our knowledge there are no infinity systems, partnerships or any other programmes run in conjunction with any of these car magazines or websites, they simply dont exsist. It is an attempt to defraud. You are strongly advised to delete any communication you might receive from these criminals and do not enter into any communication with the sender whatsoever. Remember, if it is too good to be true, then it usually is. The used car market for almost all cars is extremely liquid and a cursory glance at Auto Trader listings or price guides like Parkers will immediately reveal what that market price is. Any car offered for significantly less than this is likely to have major issues:

- The car may be stolen.

- It may have outstanding payments due on it.

- It may have major crash damage. - The car may not exist at all (as in the above example) and is a pure invitation for you to send a fraudster money and for them to vanish without trace.

The world might be a better place if it was full of people who legitimately sold things to complete strangers for far less that the market has decided they are worth, out of the goodness of their heart. But this is not our world. You can avoid getting into this position with contract hire and car leasing. You are dealing with us, traceable through companies house, trading since 2002 and a large portfolio of Banks and finance houses which have approved us as partners. We enable you drive the very latest and safest cars with the latest technology and specification at prices that you wouldn't normally imagine.

We work just like a amortgage broker, we introduce you, the driver to a finance company and then take advantage of huge buying poers to secure a vehicle at an incredible price. You pay your monthly payments directly to the finance company and at the end of the lease you simply hand the car back, subject to mileage and condition. Want to know more? Speak to our Car Leasing Team on 01273 789 900 or read more on our website.