Use the curber warning system to spot an unlicensed, illegal dealer.

Hover your mouse over the warning lights for tips on how to avoid a curber. Click the warning lights if you’re using a smartphone or tablet.

Curbers don’t all look the same- some pose as private sellers and others operate from legitimate-looking businesses. If you pay attention to the signs you can avoid being caught. Remember, curbers usually sell damaged, odometer-tampered and stolen vehicles. If it seems too good to be true it probably is.

The AMVIC Advantage

Choosing an AMVIC-licensed business means salespeople have passed AMVIC’s Fair Trading Act course. It also means you can apply for compensation from AMVIC’s fund if you suffer a loss from a licensed business.

Search before you buy to see if a salesperson/business is licensed to sell retail by using AMVIC’s search tool.

Report a curber

Suspect a curber? Create a new account on AMVIC’s online consumer service’s portal and file a complaint to let us know.