Buying a used car online

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Both private sellers and licensed motor car traders advertise online.

Be wary of purchasing a car you have not seen in person. If you decide to buy a car online advertised by a private seller:

When you purchase goods online from overseas or another state, Victorian consumer protection laws may not apply or may offer only limited protection.

If the vehicle is unregistered, obtain a valid receipt of sale from the seller, detailing the seller's name, address and all vehicle identification details.

Online scams

Fake advertisements are appearing on genuine car sales websites, in online classifieds and online auction sites. These scams offer non-existent second-hand vehicles for lower than expected prices.

For more information, visit Auction and shopping scams - SCAMWatch website.