Valuable Information to Avoid Fraud with Used American Cars

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Automotive fraud is unfortunately quite common in the market for used US cars. CARFAX Europe provides essential information to get the full picture about a vehicle and help uncover fraud before you buy. The CARFAX Vehicle History Report informs you about US cars which have a negative history.

Car scams are a big problem in the used car marketplace. There are a number of ways a buyer can be deceived in the process of buying a used car. CARFAX has partnered up with Schumacher & Partner to provide shoppers with advice on what to do if you think you’ve been cheated in a car buying scam. Keep reading to find out more! ... » read more
It may seem hard to believe, but there are thousands of stolen cars from the U.S. which are being driven on European roads. CARFAX Europe has put together an infographic to explain which are the most popular brands of U.S. stolen cars being imported, as well as the top countries where these cars are ending up. All data refers to U.S. import cars which have arrived in Europe over the last ten years. ... » read more
There are a surprising number of imported U.S. cars on European roads that have a salvage title. CARFAX Europe has put together an infographic to illustrate this somewhat problematic situation. ... » read more
When a used car deal seems too good to be true, it usually is! Often these “deals” are actually part of a scam involving stolen vehicles and result in the loss of thousands of euros for unsuspecting buyers. That is why it is critical to perform a thorough VIN check before buying a used car, especially one imported from the USA. ... » read more
Uncovering Odometer Fraud CARFAX, automobile clubs and law enforcement agencies across Europe estimate consumers will continue to lose billions of Euros to odometer fraud. Despite efforts to combat odometer fraud – including tougher laws and increased enforcement – consumers are increasingly at risk to this age-old scam. ... » read more
Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. Therewith, they are able to protect themselves against used vehicle fraud and especially against mileage inconsistencies.A vehicle with a history of damage or and mileage rollback represents an increased risk for the buyer which directly affects the residual value, price, functionality, durability of the vehicle and even the public road safety. ... » read more
It is important that Europeans who are considering buying a used car imported from the US be aware of the many scams that occur in the US and that can potentially affect the purchase of an imported vehicle. Airbag System Fraud is one of those scams. The scam works like this: After a vehicle is in an accident and an airbag has been deployed, unscrupulous repairmen only replace the airbag cover and not the actual airbag deployment system beneath it. ... » read more