Over the last 4 months there has been an influx of scam artists posting vehicles, fraudulently posing as Auto Deal on OLX mainly, for ‘too good to be true’ prices. We have had a number of people falling victim to these scams and have either paid deposits or the full amount over to these imposters.
This is a massive concern for us as not only does it damage our brand and reputation, which we have built on a foundation of integrity for the last 17 years, but there are people loosing insurmountable amounts of money in the process.
Auto Deal has notified SAPS, Capitec, Standard Bank and FNB, as well as OLX of the fraudulent activity. There appears to be a syndicate of scammers who open and close bank accounts as soon as the money is moved out. We, at Auto Deal do not take this lightly and would like to highlight some key tips, [...]
We are proud to profess that Auto Deal really is a car dealership that you really can trust. Over the past 17 years, we have worked hard to build a reputation of trust in the used-car market. Unfortunately the pre-owned market is notorious for under-handed dealings. We, however, are determined not to be ‘painted with the same brush’. You are probably thinking to yourself – this is just a another sales cliche that is used to lure me in. We understand your skepticism and hence, we at Auto Deal hope, that by the end of reading this article – you will be convinced by our commitment to give you peace of mind that you can expect quality vehicles and outstanding service from our dealership…
Let’s unpack why we believe we are confident about our reputation:
1.We experience over 60% repeat customers
This is a true testament to the fact that happy customers keep coming back. [...]
Auto Deal participated in a teddy bear drive in December 2016, together with Hirsch’s Carnival and Lifeline. The whole purpose of the drive was to drive awareness of the incredible work that Lifeline does for our community, spread awareness of their National Call Centre number (0861 322 322) and most importantly, put smiles on those less fortunate or facing difficulties.
We are pleased to share that the last of the teddy bears collected were handed over to Epworth’s Children’s Village in Germiston, in time for Valentines day. The grateful staff too delivery of over 500 teddy bears and assured us that they would be given loving homes.
Thank you to all our customers who participated in the drive, we really appreciate your support.