LeBonCoin Scam – Watch out for this new scam that affects used car dealers! Increasingly smart scammers.
LeBonCoin is an online platform that allows you to sell many items and services. But despite its success, some scams persist and can be fatal. So, we will explain this scam that refers to the purchase and sale of vehicles!
LeBonCoin, a platform that continues to gain success!
This is an online platform that has been released in a fairly simple and fast way.
In fact, you should know that LeBonCoin is a platform known to all French people. Either they’ve heard of it, or they’ve sold or bought items or services on this site.
Thus, it is important to know that this is the reason for its success, as it has become a name thanks to its diversity. There are all kinds of products and merchandise that can be sold there.
A diversity that pleases and many users hide every day in search of a potential treasure. But despite its success, it is also subject to various scams. And these are very numerous on this site, making users afraid of the worst with every purchase or sale.
We will focus on the scam that involves buying or selling cars.
A scam that persists in LeBonCoin!
Well, now it’s official. So back to the car game communication to give me a hand, please, after asking for anything else, is a bit urgent.
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– only there (@GWndrg) May 18, 2022
Every site is a victim of its success when it comes to scams.
In fact, you should know that scammers are numerous, and they do not hesitate to do everything to scam many people. The goal is obviously to get rich, in different ways.
But some of them manage to be trapped, or unmasked, and thus allow for very sophisticated processes.
Therefore, it appears that a new scam is currently being used on the LeBonCoin platform.
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– Zen Conciergerie (@ZenConciergerie) May 24, 2022
Our Capital.fr colleagues report a new scam targeting car dealers in Leboncoin.
This scam is very sophisticated and allows for very quick scams that make criminals make a lot of money.
You should know that scammers win in all cases, thanks to different methods that can quickly harm people who bite the bait.
More specifically, counterfeiters copy car sales ads. All this allows them to attract potential buyers, who then fall into a real trap.
In fact, the customer issues a check to the sellers, who can verify it with their bank. However, the goal is not necessarily to scam this user directly, but the author of the original ad.
Keep in mind that with the check photo, scammers can start a promise to sell to buyers. And if they try to call the bank to see the authenticity of the check, they can get a hit.
A real spiral that can do great harm!
Details about this scam
This is what happened to a seller of a very popular vehicle that belongs to a major car brand.
A buyer quickly contacted the seller shortly after their ad was running.
The latter asked who to send the check for the purchase of the vehicle. The day after this contact at LeBonCoin, he received a photo of the check in question, giving him confidence.
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But I wanted to call the bank for which the check was, but it was closed. A bad luck caused by a holiday and that certainly benefited the young buyer.
But he could not give the seller any formal information. The check was obviously a real check, obtained through another ad copied by the scammers.
He called his bank a few days after this contact to LeBonCoin, but they told him bad news. In fact, he inherited an NSF check and nothing can stop this scam.
And insurance does not seem to reimburse this type of scam. Because the insurance company has already confirmed that it will not cover what appears to be a fraudulent theft.