Buying & Selling Tips

At buyAcar our interest is to help customers providing an online platform for buying and selling their vehicles. We provide listings from car dealers as well as from the customers.

We frequently monitor online listings and try our best to eliminate fraudulent listings and scams on a regular basis. Though, few are not fully apparent and may result in fraudulent posted at

Buyers and sellers are advised to be cautious in conducting their own research for buying and selling your cars.

How to Buy a Used Vehicle Safely

After finding the vehicle, always contact the seller directly by the phone number listed on our site. If the phone number is not working do not try to contact via email as most cases of fraud are e-mail based.

Arrange a meeting with the seller to inspect the listed vehicle and stop the deal if the seller refuses to allow you.

Ask seller to provide the vehicle repair history/inspection report.

Never share your personal information i.e. banking information/account details/passwords/credit card, etc.

How to Sell a Used Vehicle Safely

List down all the details related to your vehicle and create an account at

Be honest while posting an Ad for your vehicle and with the buyer if vehicle had any issues or accident in the past.

Meet the customer personally to show your vehicle and answers their queries if they have any. If a customer contacts you willing to buy your car without having seen it or asking any questions, it is highly likely that heshe is fraudulent.

Make sure the prospective buyer have a valid driver’s license, especially if heshe is going to be taking your car for a test drive.

Never share your personal information i.e. banking information, passwords, SIN, credit card numbers, etc.

Once having selected a buyer, make sure you collect the payment by a certified cheque or cash, do not accept a personal check.

What to do if you are unsure?

If you receive an email which you suspect maybe phishing or you are unsure, do not click any links or enter any details. Contact buyAcar support immediately.

Report Fraudulent Ads

At Buy A Car, we do our best to make buying or selling your vehicle a pleasant experience. If you ever come across a suspicious listing or content that doesn’t comply with the rules and standards, please contact us at

If you have been a victim of fraud, you may contact us or choose:

The Anti Fraud Center toll-free at 1-888-495-8501 or visit

Contact local Crime Stoppers/RCMP at

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