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August 7, 2017

Tips on how to sell your car today without getting scammed or robbed — or worse


Recent media reports from cities such as Fresno, California, and Edwardsville, Illinois, might make you think that everyone who lists a car for sale on Craigslist or other online sites gets robbed — or worse. There are horror stories about sellers becoming the victims of fraud, scams, robberies or physical attacks by criminals posing as legitimate buyers. These cases may be rare, but they do reveal the potential danger of private-party used-car sales.

You can stay safe while selling your car by using common sense and taking the right preventive measures. Here are 11 tips:

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