Called the owner Jan 2 allowing for the Xmas and new year holiday. I spent $49 and got more headaches and problems than I could ever have imagined. I confirm vin is correct, search all over and cannot find anything missing. If not for the vigilante team at Bankwest, I would not have recovered my money. By entering your email, you agree to sign up for consumer news, tips and giveaways from ConsumerAffairs.
Thanks Autotrader. As a consumer, I expect the site to work as advertised. Trucks for sale - Dont waste your time. Hi all, I recently listed a car for sale on Autotrader and have already received two spam messages asking me to email obscure email addresses to discuss payment. So this alerted me to being total scam. My email address is ; XXXXXXXXXXX. Once we took the vehicle to dealers. Head Office Will not be using you again, ever.
I checked all the phone numbers provided and they came back as unviable to verify. Clearly they recognise someone is losing out, traders paying for a service that doesn't work or private sellers not getting the impact they think they have paid for. Not happy!I'd give no stars if that was possible. No responses from buyers. Autotrader had a fiduciary duty to scan all text messages and remove fictitious messages looking to scam sellers. During that period I received absolutely no inquiries or even page hits. I set the price lower than KBB's recommendation and have lowered the price four times over six weeks. He sent me a fraudulent check. However, i have made an exception and have closed your account and closed this ****.
ONLY dealerships have the ability to fully understand and protect themselves. It is awful and a waste of money and time. Exact same story being deployed to military, needs money for kids. In 2 days I have received 28 inquiries, all have been scams. Your search ends at Autotrader.com. BBB Business Profiles are subject to change at any time. Are you looking to buy a new car, or trade in your old one for a newer model? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We can divert our attention to actually going after the customer now! /r/Cars is the largest automotive enthusiast community on the Internet. Strategic Initiatives Leader. Youll probably also get dealerships asking you to drive to them so they can appraise your car, I had a few of those. After that inform your bank to process recovery. til 31st March 2023. I used Autotrader 5 times in the past to find excellent cars from private sellers. You will also find important tips that are very useful when you are in the market for a car such as reviews of automotive brands, latest trends, shopping hacks, comparative pricing checklists, financing options and insurance deals. Do not recommend this dealer. I received 2 request for information on my BMW and they were both scams. Empower your sales teams to reach the right decisions makers directly, using the most accurate and up-to-date emails, phone numbers and social media links. Between these two things I want my ad cancelled and my money returned. We placed an ad on Autotrader to sell our car and we had a person willing to pay full price no questions asked from QLD (we're in VIC) and arrange for freight and costs. ALSO, no service was really provided. All rights reserved. Don't waste your money! We have stopped all communication with this person and reported them to scam watch and other authorities. This is a typical pattern that is designed by Autotrader to make the ad buyer believe that the ad is generating some eyeballs, which then motivates you to renew. I have refunded the listing in full as it was less than 30 days old. More than likely made from burner phones.
Thank goodness! Leave a feedback or report inaccurate information using the Comments form below. Internal server error pages when I type in my zip code, place search for BMW (shows only 16) but when I press search, I get the internal server error. There should have been no identifying personal information listed in the ad so how did this scammer know my first name? They ask you to run it on their site. Interestingly Autotrader say there is no evidence to suggest the pricing signal negatively impacts private sellers. Following which I reported same to my bank. I immediately called Bankwest and provided details with transaction number and details. I listed the car far under bluebook value for the condition. Find the most crucial people you need to bring your product to with our advanced search features and then immediately take action, leaving your competition in the dust. Like to hear from other people and who do I report this too. Our workflow has solid direction now - we have a process in place the begins with RocketReach and ends with huge contact lists for our sales team..it probably saves Feedtrail about 3 months of work in terms of lead gathering. All asked for my address or phone number as part of an advance payment scam. As of today there are 10 Pacific Coast roadsters for sale. Absolutely agree, wiped my butt with $49. They promised they would likely offer more than the offer listed on the website so thats good I guess. I listed a car on Auto Trader this last weekend for my mom. They said they were sorry and would help me word another ad. You can then compare models, features, prices; accessories etc. You can search for the car of your choice on the website by typing in the car brand that you wish to buy. We are training, getting ready for leaving the country. [Name Removed] is a scam, I received the same crap emails & crap story about divorce & her being in the Australian Airforce. Ad stated lady from RAAF recently divorced and selling car through auto trader. As a courtesy, i have still removed and refunded your post. Great for building a list of leads. Strongly recommend not to use AutoTrader. *In Canada, trademark(s) of the International Association of Better Business Bureaus, used under License. Thats actually why Im listing it here, I use it ALL THE TIME. As of today, I have received 1 email and 1 text message regarding my vehicle listing, though multiple others had expressed interest in the vehicle and I didn't receive the same notifications. The car was only asking price of $2100 and they sent check for $3960.00. A refund in the amount of $49 was generated to the credit card on file. You could also sell your car on the website by keying in all the requisite information fields and getting a quote based on age, model, condition and other parameters. General disclaimer: All third party trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are used for the purpose of comparative advertising, criticism or review. I also requested my $49 be refunded. Toronto, ON M5H 3R3, 1111 Rue Saint-Charles Ouest, #658 Word to the wise is don't buy into this nonsense because the effort apparently is geared to get the consumer into the dealers' office primarily to trade your vehicle. I want my $49 back. But also getting a lot of serious local callers. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. All out of state, criminal inquiries wanting to steal my truck and money from me. Transmission type: Automatic. One message from an anonymous buyer addressed me by my first name. Response from same person after 5 days, being deployed, divorce, send money. I started the ad, then went to finish the following evening. The **** you received was for your account prior to this date as you signed ** in September, and thus it would be a valid ****.
Our content is intended to be used for general information purposes only. Only because this whole experience through autotrader felt way off from the start.I told **********, the criminal, I needed to hold off at least one full week until the $19,950 cashiers check clears and then he can set up the pick up. My son had the same interactions as others. use a scheme to buy it from you at a low-ball price. Thank you for contacting Autotrader. NO OTHER RESPONSE TO Autotrader. I accepted ***************** *********************** offer. Find prospects, develop your lists, and track your marketing campaigns without even having to leave the RocketReach suite. The site is worthless. Etobicoke, ON M9C 5J1, 20 Queen Street West, 28th Floor However, up until now all I have received was scammers trying to mail me a certified check without knowing the details of the car I'm selling. We are training, getting ready to leave the country.I have a deployment coming up and would prefer to have my mother who is taking care of my children have the cash instead.Now, a few words about this 2016 Hyundai i30 Active.Only 20,000 kms,4cyl 1.8L Petrol,Automatic Transmission.The car is mecha Hello,sorry for the late reply, I was very busy with divorce.Well let me just jump right into it. I have sent a couple of emails to Autotrader.com about this problem but they have not responded. If you don't pay for the highest package your cars will not be seen as I had one step under their max package which mixes cars around to bump them up. Customer service only pushes upgrading the ads. Tells me at the end that she works at a dealer and lowballs me. United States, Support I call support - fast pickup from a friendly human. Must sell quickly before deployment.
There isn't near enough warning, thus this is dangerous for any private seller. . Why would it think I wanted a smashed up wreck. Also, depending on when I logged on, my automobile was listed as "priced high" and sometimes not . They kept saying they wanted to send me money. I did so and this time it worked and I spent another hour downloading photos and rewording description, but it took my credit card and gave me an ad id. Its driving me insane. I have contacted auto trader numerous times about this issue and its not getting anywhere, the sales person ******** ******* who signed me up for the services keeps ignoring our calls and emails. They'll deliver it and you can return the vehicle if you're not satisfied and money refunded. I immediately received 3 text messages, all from the same # with several other #'s included in a group text.
I have received nothing other than scam emails from people on this site. We apologize you had this experience on Autotrader.com. During that 5 days testing period I will not be getting any money. Scammer alert. If you do engage with any of the out-of-state numbers, be wary that they almost always immediately claim to be interested and want to pay your asking price. Well, Omar activated the account "and" took 2 vehicles from my website to populate the Autotrader site. _____. Scouring the web at all hours of the night wasn't gonna cut it. I have attached a proof of DMV records. Someone has used my car photos and description to sell it on autotrafers itsca scam and someone is going g to get stung don't attempt to buy the vehicle shown here. The battery was bad. A few days later go to search for my ad - it can't be found. Bought the car about a month before Christmas, sent emails to the bookkeeper that the car was having trouble starting and the tire pressure light was back on (on when I gave deposit on the car) Never got a reply. This is fraudulent marketing. Asked them over the phone what their max offer would be and it was 25% under what I had listed. This is the exact experience I have had over a period of about 3 weeks. I have had no calls with the exception of fraud and I listed a Corvette and a Tahoe well under blue book. As mentioned, I lost several sales opportunities because of this.As well, I was contacted by another person through the site who ended up sending me a fraudulent check. The site claims to match you with legitimate buyers and help with pricing recommendations. I just don't reply. Super glad I spent $39 to be hassled. At Autotrader, you can look for new cars, used cars and certified pre-owned cars. I have told them about the advertisement, and they said they didnt have any for that price ever.
The sales rep ***** not care or feel remorse in any shape or form as soon he he got his commission he stopped answering our calls and messages. Had AutoZone replace it at my expense and have to get the tire pressure light checked. I'm on Cargurus and having a similar experience.. A LOT of the exact same wording, one-sentence "buyers". After multiple requests (emails and voicemails, etc) to deactivate, they kept it active to generate fees. As I've told you in my first e-mail, I'm in the Air Force with my medical team and right now I am on a military base. Where's the Fraud Squad? This person even sent me a copy of a QLD heavy vehicle driver's license.
I sent my last email to ******** on Jan 20 at 4:09 PM and showed him the proof of our business has been closed since 10/2021 and I personally spoke to the Department of CA motor Vehicle. All I needed to do was to set-up a PayPal account as that was the only way they could pay for the vehicle. Car shipper shows up picks up documents and car. I have screen shots of other errors the site displayed, which have already been sent to autotrader customer service.I will attach 2 missed messages and 2 site errors that I took screen shots of.