It's called the white van scam because sellers often use white vans since they are inexpensive to rent. The scammers offer items like speakers or laptops, using a distress pitch. For example, "the warehouse is full, the boss says I need to sell" or "these are left over from a delivery".
But if you fall for a so-called bargain sold out of a car or van on a parking lot, you'll likely end up with junk, warns Doug Magditch of CW33-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth.
“A lot of people are really watching their budget and they’re hoping to find something like this, so they’re thinking boy it’s my lucky day. This bargain fell into my lap,” says Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for BBB serving Dallas and Northeast Texas.
“The best tip is just don’t do business with them and if you have done business and lost some money, then report it to the police,” she says.
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