If you are selling a vehicle online, the Regina Police Service has some advice for you after an incident last week.
On April 12, a person selling a vehicle had an individual come to look at it. The owner of the vehicle said he was contacted by a man saying he was interested in purchasing the vehicle. When he came to look at it, he asked to go for a test drive.
The owner handed the keys over and was going to get in the passenger seat when the man took off almost hitting the owner.
Regina police say there are some who will search for a used vehicle being sold online who will try to either rob the person who posted the ad or steal the vehicle being sold.
When buying and selling with a stranger, Regina police say you should arrange to speak over the phone, ahead of the meet up, to determine if they seem suspicious. If they do seem suspicious, remember that you are not required to carry out the transaction.
If you are meeting someone you don’t know, do so in a public place, ideally one with video surveillance.
If possible, have another person with you, and always inform a family member or friend before meeting with people you don’t know.
As an added precaution, take down their license plate number when they arrive at the meeting point.