Federal, Oklahoma authorities warn of car-buying scam

Federal and state authorities are hoping to speak with Oklahomans who may have been involved in a scam involving the purchase of automobiles.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm •  Published: May 9, 2014
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Federal and state authorities are hoping to speak with Oklahomans who may have been involved in a scam involving the purchase of automobiles.

The scheme involves someone telling a car buyer he or she can get a new car for free and not make any payments if he or she gives the person their rebate. The scammer then promises to invest the rebate in a trust or co-op, and the profits will be used to make the car payments, according to a news release.

The car buyer is then asked to make referrals to other potential car buyers.

Authorities ask anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this scheme to call the FBI at 290-7770 or the state attorney general’s office at 521-3921.

Potential victims can also contact the attorney general at public.protection@oag.ok.gov.


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