Vehicle crime is rife: more stolen cars and more online scams - New mycarcheck survey shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing

Vehicle crime is rife: more stolen cars and more online scams - New mycarcheck survey shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing
With recent Home Office figures revealing a near 50% increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years (up from 75,308 in 2013-14 to 111,999 in 2017-18), a new mycarcheck survey highlights the shocking extent of online phishing scams. The hoax works like this: 1) The tempter – a car will be advertised at a very attractive price, ‘a steal’ you could say; 2) The approach – the contact number will go straight to voicemail prompting you to “email the seller”; 3) The build-up – yo...

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