Cash For Clunkers Scams

Scammers continue to be "news savvy," and they're trying to cash in on the Cash for Clunkers Program.

Officials say fake "Cash for Clunkers" sites are popping up on the internet. These sites say you need to give them personal information to either register for the program or to get your voucher.

Even though everyone knows the program as "Cash for Clunkers," the official title is the Car Allowance Rebate System.

If you want to look up information about the program, go to www.cars.gov.


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  • by jim Location: oakpark on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM
    You don't need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase Jimhenry Blogger www.cashforclunkersfacts.info http://www.cashforclunkersfacts.info
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    They might try this one.Say you are in a wreck your car is totaled(not your fault)you get the check for your loss from the insurance company.next you buy your car back from the insurance company for small change then trade it in on the cash for clunkers deal.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Wasington on Aug 6, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    Since the cars that are traded in are now owned by the government, why are they destroying government property? Shouldn't they be autioned just like any "government property"?
  • by Barbara Location: Ahoskie on Aug 6, 2009 at 04:22 AM
    Sorry, you are incorrect. New cars that qualify for new purchases include the hummer, Yukon, and Expedition...cars that get about 15 mpg. This is not an effort to get more fuel efficient cars on the road.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    Opey, those people are unlikely to purchase fuel effiecent cars anyway. The program was not designed to give people a free ride, hence the people that can't afford a new car will not be looking to purchase a newer fuel effiecent car anyway! And no jojo, we are not making payments for anyone's cars. They have to purchase their own cars, the cash for clunkers is aimed at luring in older cars for newer vehicles with better fuel mileage. If it saves us from running out of oil in 10 years, so be it!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    Disgusted, everytime you visit witn.com or ANY website you are giving the owners/administrators information about your computer. You should not believe everything you see on the internet, the only way that your files can be accessed is if you obtain a virus designed for that purpose or you setup some form of network sharing between computers. You can take the tin-foil hat off anytime now!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 5, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    What are you people complaining about? You should be happy Obama did not pass an executive order that the cars had to be from "Obama Motors"(GM, Chrysler).
  • by jojo on Aug 5, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    What it comes down to, we are making payments for other peoples cars we don't own!
  • by opey Location: wash on Aug 5, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    what about the people that have clunkers but cannot aford to buy a new car ,they lose out on gov money , not FAIR .
  • by CCC Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    I have a question for anyone that can give an answer. The people that buy cars under the program were 1) going to buy a vehicle anyway this year. 2)not going to buy but decided to. 3) had planned to buy next year but will/have bought this year. Here's the million dollar question: Who will be left to buy the 2010 models next year? My logic says very few. That means another clunkers program or MORE bailout money to the manufacturers. That's just great.
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