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I found a car I like online - how do I ensure it's not a scam?

I sold my beloved Citroen DS in 2012. I was looking for another one and discovered my old one for sale on I can't seem to make heads or tails of the site. Can you advise me?

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I would always take great care when parting with a big some of money on a car that I hadn't seen in person to look at myself. Well-known sales websites are a safer bet, but if you do buy a car from a smaller site then make sure you see the car before putting down any money. A common scam is to get a potential buyer to send a deposit or bank details, and then your bank account could be emptied out. I'd advise you read our scam advice guide before anything:
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