How to spot fake vehicle ads

Scammers post pictures and descriptions of cars used in other ads, and then ask interested buyers to wire money to hold the vehicle. But the car is non existent.

ST. LOUIS — Its been a tough year for the auto industry and finally it’s getting better.

Vehicle sales are starting to pick up to meet demand. 

The I-Team finds that demand creates the perfect opportunity for scammers to intercept your hard earned cash.

Patricia Zamboni knows her time to see the world is running out. She has Diabetic retinopathy. 

“My eyesight is failing. We just wanted to  take in the sights of the country, before I lost my eyesight completely,” said Zamboni, over Overland. 

Determined to live out her one last dream, Zamboni began looking on craigslist for an RV that she and her husband could travel the country in.

It wasn’t hard to find a deal.

The deal

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Flint man accused of selling fake automobile insurance certificates

FLINT, MI – A Flint man is accused of selling bogus automobile insurance certificates.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the Michigan Department of Financial Services (DIFS) on Thursday, Sept. 10, announced 24-year-old Dillen D. Leonard has been charged with four counts of selling counterfeit insurance certificates and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. The former is a five-year felony, while the latter is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Leonard was arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Genesee County’s 67th District Court.

Leonard sold or offered customers fraudulent certificates of insurance that appeared to be legitimate and knew that his clients were presenting the documents to the Secretary of State as insurance in order to apply for or renew their vehicle registrations, Nessel is alleging. In July 2016, Leonard reportedly sold at least 29 of the fraudulent certificates, she added.

“The professionals at the

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