Why you should know who your buyer is

If you're contacted by a company promising to buy your car or claiming to have buyers ready and waiting, beware. These are usually scams, and some even use the Auto Trader name to appear legitimate

First published: 13th July 2015
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Please be wary of text messages or emails being sent to you, asking you to pay a deposit in order to secure the sale of your vehicle. They will say this is to secure an appointment to take advantage of the offer.

If you have sent a deposit, please contact Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040 or through their website

Alternatively, you may receive something called a 'phishing' email, which looks like i