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We are VSTAG, the Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group.

Report Vehicle CrimeWe help protect both buyers and sellers of pre-owned vehicles from fraud during the online vehicle transaction process.

Forged from a strong partnership of the UK’s leading online car sales companies and the police, our members share information of known and suspected fraudulent advertisements – working together to reduce online vehicle crime.

Buying Advice

Buying Advice

Everything you need to know about buying safely online.

Safe Selling Advice

Safe Selling Advice

Everything you need to know about selling safely online.

Stay Safe Online

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.

Reporting Online Vehicle Crime

Reporting Online Vehicle Crime

If you know about, or have been a victim of vehicle fraud or a payment scam, we would like to hear about it.

VSTAG - Vehicle Safe Trading Advisory Group


VSTAG’s aim is 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 buying or selling a vehicle is usually simple, at times both buyers and sellers can become the victims of fraud or other crimes. VSTAG urges consumers to be careful not to let the excitement of the process 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.
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