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BBB warns of fake online auto seller using name of Vancouver company

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The Better Business Bureau issued a warning Thursday about a fake online auto seller using the name of a legitimate Vancouver company.  

Newman Transport International confirmed it has been affected by this sale-and-transport scam.

BBB has received three complaints about a company using the name Newman Transport. The would-be buyers said they paid thousands of dollars to purchase vehicles on auto sales websites that were never delivered.

The real Newman Transport in Vancouver transports construction materials and does not buy, sell or transport cars.

The Better Business Bureau advises people to inspect a car before buying it and consider it a red flag if the owner won’t allow that to happen. BBB also suggests asking for the VIN number to run a history report on the vehicle and never pay in advance of delivery.

Companies advertising as dealers are required to have a vehicle dealer license with their state.  

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