Vehicle matching scams happen when a fraudster cold calls someone who has just placed an advert to sell their car.
The fraudster claims to have an immediate buyer for the car. They ask for an upfront fee which they say is refundable if the car isn’t sold. The car isn’t sold and the refund is never paid.
Vehicle matching fraud is a type of advance fee fraud.
Fraud has been committed when money has been lost.
If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.