Car Rental Scam

WHAT IS A Car Rental Scam?

If an ad for a rental car seems too cheap to be true, then it's probably a scam. The car rental scam tricks victims into paying a deposit or the full rental fee before receiving the car. After payment has been made, victims find that the agency and car do not exist.

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  • Ads with generic photos. Car rental photos should correspond to the make and models advertised.
  • A service advertised for much cheaper than the prevailing rate.
  • Only rent vehicles from reputable car rental companies. Check with ACRA to confirm that the company exists.
  • Insist on documentation of the car rental details, especially of payment.
  • Ask to see the vehicle and its identification documents to verify its

What to look out for

  • Ads with generic photos. Car rental photos should correspond to the make and models advertised.
  • A service advertised for much cheaper than the prevailing rate.

How to protect yourself

  • Only rent vehicles from reputable car rental companies. Check with ACRA to confirm that the company exists.
  • Insist on documentation of the car rental details, especially of payment.
  • Ask to see the vehicle and its identification documents to verify its

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