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How to get rid of used car scams online in India?

You must have already heard the news of a recent used car scam in Kerala. This shows how difficult it is to buy a used car even from a friend. Used car sellers use a good amount of innovation, research and technology to make fool and then loot the buyer. Later, Buyer suffers a lot if there is some issue in the car after completing the payment. He become helpless and nothing can be done to get the money back.

Source: Rushlane

Analysis of the event

One person in Kerala purchased a brand new maruti baleno and modified it to look like Mercedes A Class car. Later he planned a conspiracy to sell it to his own friend. His friend came to know about this  scam only after he went to Mercedes service center. After getting panicked a lot, he filed a FIR against the seller (his friend) and then police ceased the car from him and return the car to seller and money to the buyer. First person again sold it to another person and then that buyer sold it to third person. After this, when police came to know about all these transactions, they again ceased the car and kept it with them self. Finally, Last person, who had purchased the car, had to suffer the loss as he could neither get the car nor the money back.

This event could have been avoided

Buying used cars, in this era, from unreliable sources attracts a very high risk to your hard earned money. You need to buy only form trusted source who can provide you some guarantee and so peace of mind. Now, you may be thinking of Maruti true value or Mahindra first choice as the next best option.  They have their own big disadvantages which can be read from this article.

There is a beautiful solution of this problem and has been brought out by CarSangrah for buyers of the used cars online. CarSangrah has found an innovative way to eliminate used car scams in India. Used car buyers are requested to contact the seller and ask him/her to post the used cars details at CarSangrah.  If seller is hesitating or making some lame excuses, just get rid of him and don’t purchase that car. Because, he might be hiding some issues in the car which can be brought out later. While buying used cars online, buyer has an option of getting his money back within 5 days, if he is not interested. This has become possible as the seller is not paid immediately, buyer makes payment to CarSangrah which is kept on hold for 5 days and then paid to seller if buyer is 100% satisfied. This makes the sellers of the used cars less interested in posting the used cars at CarSangrah. Only sellers, who are confident that all the used car details provided online are genuine, post it for sale at CarSangrah.

Now, you need not try your luck and get caught in the big scam while buying used cars online. So, share this article with your friends and family and make aware everyone about this technique of second hand cars in Delhi & NCR and Chennai.



Buying a car is second largest event after buying a house in India for all of us. Buying new car is sometimes not affordable and sometimes not advised. So, people start investing their time and money in finding great deal on used cars from OLX or quikr. But many times, buying a used car from unknown sources can lead to a fraud.

Now a days, as the used car market is zooming, a lot of used car players have come online to provide various services. This has attracted to many scams also. Almost daily, you can find some fraud by used car dealers online using OLX etc.

How do these frauds take place?

Buyer finds some attracting deal at olx or quikr and calls the seller to get more details. Seller tells that he is not available in the city now or he is currently out of India. So, to see the car, buyer has to come to the airport. Because seller has parked the car there as he wanted to leave India urgently.



If you are still interested, seller will ask to deposit Rs. 10,000 as the parking fee to get the test drive of the car. Also, seller will make you sure that in case, you are not interested, he will return the money to you. But this never take place, he will never pickup you call now. You have already been cheated for Rs. 10,000. Some of the innocent buyers get caught in this dirty trick used by used car dealer in India.

How to avoid these frauds?

So, It is always required to buy used car from reliable sources only. You should always carry a good car mechanic or one of your friend who has some good knowledge of buying and selling used cars. Because once you have purchased the car and completed the payment, you cannot do anything even if there is some issue in the car.

After seeing increasing pattern of these online frauds, CarSangrah has started its innovative platform for buyers of used cars online. At CarSangrah, used car buyers are always 100% satisfied. Because buyer has an option to return the car within 5 days and get his money back even after completing the payment. Yes, Buyers gets the money back if he is not satisfied with the car or he finds some issue which was hidden by the seller.

CarSangrah is made to keep only buyer of the used car in center. Sellers at CarSangrah are required to accept the car in return if buyer is not satisfied. This is why, only genuine sellers post their cars for sale at CarSangrah. So all the cars at CarSangrah are 100% safe to purchase online. It is as simple as you purchase mobile from flipkart or amazon.