The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) says their name and logo are being fraudulently used in a car-selling scam.
The CBSA said they’ve heard of multiple instances where a person posing as a luxury car salesperson in Utah tries to get a Canadian customer to pay for a car by phone are online. To “prove” their legitimacy, the victim is forwarded emails apparently from the CBSA that ask for an advance bill of sale and recepit before the car is imported.
The CBSA issued a statement Thursday saying the emails, and the contact information on the emails are fake. Once the victim pays, the car is not delivered.
“The CBSA requires importers to present a title and bill of sale or other contract document (lease agreement) at time of importation only,” reads the statement.
Anyone with information about this scam are asked to call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.