Everyone loves a great deal on a car, even if it comes at a cost. Any buyer who decides to go outside of the safety zone of a well-known car dealership or any other credible source should be aware of the possible consequences. A thief will be all too eager to sell anyone a car for the right price. And since buyers want the lowest price possible, it is a match made in heaven. Here are ten signs that a buyer is about to purchase a stolen vehicle.
There Is No Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Number
A vehicle’s identification number is a code that identifies a particular vehicle. It can be thought of like the car’s fingerprints or social security number. The VIN will be located at the base of the windshield or inside the driver’s side door. It can be used to trace the cars past owners, insurance coverage, and any reported thefts. A stolen car may not have a VIN at all, or the thief may have switched it out. Inspect the number carefully to make sure it has not been tampered with and run the number through an online car history site to be sure.