DMV Cracking Down On Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Department of Motor Vehicles is cracking down on unlicensed car dealers posing as private sellers.

Some of the cars for sale are downright dangerous, like one that was totaled in a crash. Most buyers would have no idea it was welded back together and has no airbags.

In a statewide sting over the weekend, the DMV cracked down on the dealers, issuing 93 citations and making four arrests while impounding 109 cars.

Some of the cars are listed on Craigslist, or parked with For Sale signs in grocery store parking lots.

CBS13’s investigative consumer reporter Kurtis Ming recommends never buying a used car without having it checked by a mechanic.


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