Buying a Car, E-Mail Urban Legends Highlight Consumer Six

Wednesday, July 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Car Buyers Beware

Buying a used car can be a good way to save money, but it can be tricky. Some experts are warning about a new consumer rip-off called curb-stoning.

Here’s how it works. Unlicensed used car dealers pose as private individuals selling vehicles that have been damaged by floods.

can help track a vehicle's history so you'll know if you've found a peach or a lemon.

E-Mail Hoax

Gas stations are part of another e-mail hoax circulating online. It claims someone is placing hypodermic needles containing HIV blood under gas pump handles. The Center for Disease Control says it has not received any confirmed cases involving needles at gas pumps.

Integrity Awards 2000

The Better Business Bureau often hears complaints about companies, but it's rare when they hear positive stories. So, they're asking consumers, employees and organizations to nominate companies for the "Integrity Awards 2000". Businesses in 24 counties of Eastern Oklahoma are eligible. The entry deadline is September 15th. You can pick up an application from the BBB. Call 492-1266 for more information.

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