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Everything you need to know about buying safely online.

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Stay Safe Online

Just like every part of the internet, the world of buying and selling cars can attract fraudsters. Don't get taken in, read this information and learn how to stay safe online, how to spot a scam and the warning signs to look out for.

VSTAG - Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group


Auto Trader, eBay Motors, Motors.co.uk, Pistonheads & the Finance & Leasing Association have joined together in partnership to form the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group (VSTAG), an industry forum created to combat vehicle related fraud.


As part of its aim to protect both buyers and sellers of cars, vans and motorcycles from fraud, VSTAG has published a consumer advice guide and is now sharing information on known and suspected fraudulent adverts.


Whilst the process of buying or selling a vehicle is usually straightforward, both buyers and sellers can leave themselves open to becoming the victim of fraud or other crimes. VSTAG urges consumers to be careful not to let the excitement of buying or selling a vehicle compromise their safety or money

 

VSTAG is forged from a strong partnership of the UK’s leading online car sales companies, and the Police. We’re working together to reduce online vehicle crime.