Cars.com simply provides a classified listing service and never participates in transactions between buyers and sellers; specifically, we do not sell vehicles, collect payments for vehicles, warehouse vehicles, or ship vehicles.
SAMPLE EMAILS FROM FRAUDSTER (Click on images to enlarge)---------------------------------------------
Here is what I suggest: we will use financial department from cars.com. I send the car over, you can inspect it, take it to a mechanic to check it out, drive it and then pay the remaining ballance. If, by any reason, you will not be satisfied with it ( even though I can assure you that it is exactly as described), you can return it at my expense for a full refund of your money, no questions asked. I think this is more than fair for the both of us. If you agree, please provide your full name and shipping address and I will get everything started immediately. Afterwards, cars.com will invoice you the transaction details and payment instructions. All you will need to do is follow through with their guidelines. I'm looking forward to hear from you.
The escrow process of Cars.Com for the completion of a transaction (purchase or sale) through Internet can be done in four simple steps:
1. A transaction agreement is established;
2. The buying party remits the transaction amount to Cars.Com.
3. The selling party ships the merchandise to the buying party.
4. After the expected date of delivery has elapsed, the buying party is granted a 30-day inspection period, after acceptance of the merchandise by the buying party the selling party is paid.