How To Quickly Recognize A Uber Scam

Types Of Uber Scams

Greedy drivers. Entitled riders. Uber imposters. There’s no limit to innovation when it comes to Uber scams, and new variations come up every day. By imposters, we refer to identity thieves and phishing messages posing as Uber. Some passengers will “blackmail” drivers to get free rides or unfair chargebacks. Drivers tend to overcharge clients for services they didn’t receive. But what type is the riskiest for Uber users? Identity theft can cost you all your bank account. Rider scams happen …

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Need to Fill Up? Beware of Gas Station Scams

Check These Gas Scam Red Flags

Many of us have a “bad” habit. We know we need to refuel the car, but because we have somewhere to drive, we want to spend as little time as possible at the gas station. But this busyness can lead to overlooking frequent gas station rip-offs. Machine not working? Overpriced gas? Not a big deal; pay those extra dollars and keep driving. Unfortunately, a careless behavior may cost you more than $20. Your credit card. Even your car, if you …

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Sneaky Parking Lot Scams To Watch Out For

How To Prevent Parking Lot Scams

Who isn’t busy these days? As you drive near the parking space, the game starts.  “I have no time for this.” – You say to yourself. You pay to the closest attendant, find a spot, and walk into the building. Later you realize you may have paid a fake attendant money for free parking. Are they common? Yes. Can’t businesses do anything about it? They can, but they can’t do it all the time. Is it a big deal? No. …

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How To Avoid a Used Car Scam: Put The Brakes On!

How To Prevent Used Car Scams

Buying the newest car isn’t always the best option, especially if it’s your first one. There’s a car model out there for each driver, based on how you want to use it. Sleek? Economic? Reliable? Your dream car could be waiting for you for a much lower price on a private owner deal. The question is: are used cars so different from the super-new? It depends on the way you drive, and what model you buy. Some high-mileage vehicles look …

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The Dangers Of Drivers License Fraud

What Are Drivers License Scams

How would you feel if you lost your wallet? Most people would file a fraud alert. They’d call their banks to block their credit cards. As for the cash, there’s little you can do. How about the ID documents? Yes, that includes your driver’s license. Most of us do not think of our driver’s license as particularly valuable or something that we need to decidedly protect, but there is more than one driving license scam out there that could affect …

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Car Rental Scams & How You Can Avoid These

Ways To Detect Car Rentals Scams

Preparing for a trip? Depending on your location, you might have thought of getting around on four wheels. Renting a car is usually not a cheap thing to do, so you need to make sure to avoid shady rental companies that could inflate this price even further. There are so many businesses offering the same rental services that the situation quickly turns into a price war. Some clients want the lowest offer and rent their car without doing too much …

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Ultimate Guide To Auto Insurance Scams And How to Avoid Them

Ins And Outs Of Auto Insurance Scams

The auto insurance business is a highly competitive sector. As the market develops and grows, so do the market challenges. To stay in the game some car insurance companies may develop dubious practices in order to make profit. They themselves are a target of preying clients as well. In the automotive insurance industry fraud can happen on many levels and from diverse angles. An accident can be a planned, coordinated effort, and innocent unsuspecting drivers can become the victims in …

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Taxi Scams Guide: How To Recognize Taxi Fraud At Home And Abroad

How To Prepare For Possible Taxi Scams

Taxi scams are present in every corner of the world including the developed countries and are in contrast to other travel scams, some of the easiest identify. Most taxi scams are carried out by unlicensed or unregulated drivers. They prey on unsuspecting passengers with their guard down and take advantage by over-charging them or stealing their luggage. Certain variations of fraudulent taxi schemes are more advanced and involve multiple perpetrators. These advanced scams are frequent in touristy nations in developing …

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Odometer Fraud – Rolling Back the Mileometer

Odometer Scams Rolling The Extra Mile

High or low mileage cars? On a tight budget, you may see used cars cheaper and reliable. A high-mileage car in great condition may be a great buyer’s choice! “Too many kilometers” depends on the car status, brand, and type. High numbers mean the car is reliable if we ignore the shorter durability and possible repair problems. All in all, high is cheaper than low, which extends the life of your car. Is it worth considering? Think of two car …

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