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Ask Honest John: Scams And Frauds

Honest John Answers Your Scam And Fraud Queries and Conundrums

I'm selling a car, listed it last night around 8pm on various websites. Just after midnight someone sent a text then followed up with the following message...
My Dad, age 79, took his Toyota Auris to a retail chain for tyres. While killing time in a nearby supermarket they called him to say his rear brakes were...
The http://usedcars-shop.com/vehicles website seems to have numerous bargains is it a scam? Although it requires you to pay for a vehicle unseen, it promises...
Please be aware of a scam, it is linked to the search engine so if you are looking for a specific model as I was - a Fiat 500, red, leather, glass roof...
I have seen advertised on Pistonheads a Porsche 911 which is considerably cheaper than most others particularly for the age. Although advertised as being...
My son just turned 17 and pestered me to get him a provisional licence. I Googled and the first site that came up was ‘provisionalicence.co.uk’ I clicked...
A word of warning to motorists filling up at automated filling stations in France. I've just returned from a 2-week trip, and on checking my credit card...
I’m the first to admit my own stupid fault but my photo licence was up for renewal, so I typed that into Google and the first website listed deals. It...
I am currently trying to sell my car through AutoTrader. So far, the only four responses have been from scammers saying that they will pay the full price...
I learned in April 2013 that my then insurer had paid out on a claim from someone who alleged I had damaged their vehicle in 2011. I was not aware of this...
I followed up a Gumtree ad for a Ford S-Max (2010 reg) with low mileage in Watford which sounded like a good deal. I heard nothing initially but then received...
Last week my wife had a minor bump in Bolton town centre. She was reversing round a corner when she clipped a car that was turning out of the corner. The...

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Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

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Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

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