Better Business Bureau serving Canton Region and Greater West Virginia offers tips and advice for consumers to avoid fraudulent practices.
Dent repair scams have been around for years, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped falling for them. BBB Scam Tracker is getting reports of persuasive strangers claiming to “fix” dents in your car. Stay alert to the following tactics and avoid falling prey to this scam.
HOW THE SCAM WORKS:
A person approaches you in the parking lot of a store stating they noticed dents on your car. It just so happens that they work at a body shop and can fix them for you! They promise to charge much less than what a shop would and they can make the repairs on the spot while you are shopping. The “repair person” may try to appeal to your altruistic side by claiming that you would be supporting their small business.
If you agree to the repairs, you could end up with a ruined car exterior. One victim told BBB Scam…