A high percentage of so-called “private sales” of vehicles are conducted by unlicensed dealers, known as “curbers.” This series of videos outlines the many problems caused by curbers and steps you should take before buying a vehicle from a private seller. If you don’t know the private seller personally and the individual is not a licensed dealer, you are taking a risk.
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VSA Consumer Services
Telephone – Direct: 604-575-7255 Toll Free: 1-877-294-9889
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