Scammers are luring victims by impersonating defence personnel and saying they urgently need to sell their car because they’re about to be deployed.
The online posts often say they are in the navy, army or air force and have an in-demand car they’re willing to sell at well below the market value to lock in a quick sale.
Scammers ask for payment in advance but never deliver the vehicle, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says.
The ruse has been used in 97 per cent of car scams reported…
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