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Beware! Scammers are using Capitec bank accounts as so-called business accounts

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What some used car salesman won’t tell you

Dodgy used car dealers aren’t big fans of the Consumer Protection Act’s (CPA) Section 56, which requires them to take responsibility for things that go wrong with car within six months of purchase. That’s why many of them insert clauses into their contracts, essentially saying the cars are being sold voetstoets, or falsely claim that if the buyer wants a warranty they need to buy one of those expensive “aftermarket” ones – from them!

Heidi, who is in the market for a small used car, queried that with me recently.

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“I feel so defeated,” she said. “We’ve been looking at buying from a proper dealer, because, as I understand, according to the CPA, there should be a 6-month warranty on the car, which we won’t get if we buy privately.

“But two dealers have  told me that I’m wrong,…

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