An unbeatable price on a used car may be hard to walk away from, but during Fraud Prevention Month, Alberta’s automotive regulator is reminding consumers to think twice before signing a deal that sounds too good to be true.
March is National Fraud Prevention Month and AMVIC and the Competition Bureau’s Fraud Prevention Forum have tips and information on how to recognize, reject and report fraud.
AMVIC’s website has many topics on how to deal with fraud including unlicensed businesses like backyard mechanics and curbers. Prepare yourself for Fraud Prevention Month by reading up on:
- Researching a vehicle
- Repairing a vehicle
- Buying online or over the phone
- Why choose an AMVIC-licensed business
Remember, fraud can take many forms, from an illegal, unlicensed automotive business, to a vehicle with undisclosed damage, to even forged signatures and fake credit applications.
Join the conversation online: Follow AMVIC and #FPM2019 on Twitter and Facebook for more tips from Alberta’s automotive regulator and other Fraud Prevention Forum partners.