Were you referred to evinreport.com by someone who wants to buy your car online? Read this March 2022 review to find out why our scam detector gave Evinreport a poor trust score.
With Online scams springing we’ve taken the decision of reviewing stores, services, products, etc. in order to help you make the right financial decision. We hope this review meets you well and order.
evinreport.com is a website that claims to offer trusted vehicle reports, all from original source and more affordable than Carfax. However, during our investigations, we discovered something fishy about the website. Some of the red flags observed includes –
- False Claims – The trust seals from TopGear, Forbes and Auto Bid are fake. Those platforms have never mentioned Evinreport in any of their articles.
- Fake Testimonials- Evin Report claims it services have been used by a million people across fifty countries, but that isn’t true. Why are there no customer reviews online?
- The website hasn’t been operating for long. As you can see here, the website was registered on 2nd January 2022.
Also, when you check the pages on the website you’ll notice that there’s no tangible information about the owner(s). This is something you shouldn’t overlook. If you visit Carfax you’d see that the differences between the two sites is clear.
How Does This Scam Works?
- a potential buyer of your car asks you to go to this site for your vehicle report
- when you tell the buyer you’ve a Carfax report, he’d insist you should get the vehicle report from EvinReport.
- When you visit evinreport.com you’ll be required to pay $27.99 for the report.
- After payment, you’ll never receive anything.
Sounds like a petty scam right? I bet you think losing $27.99 is nothing to be worried about. But then, your credit card is at risk of being hacked. Especially if you paid directly on the site, or didn’t use PayPal.
So what should you do?
Always have it at the back of your mind that the real source of title and registration information about a car is the National Motor Vehicles Title Information System (NMVTIS), which you can reach through the US government’s vehiclehistory.com site.
Meanwhile, if your car is up for sale online, you should do the following :
- Go to one of the genuine agencies and purchase a report yourself. (You might pay as little as $10 and up to $50 for a detailed report)
- You can offer it as an incentive as part of your ad. (You’re more likely to attract serious buyers that way — and no scammer is likely to ask you for an alternative report)
Meanwhile, if you’re thinking about using a vehicle history reporting company you don’t know, then check out their reputation online.
Just use their name and words like “complaint” or “scam” in a browser search to see if anyone else has encountered problems with them.
See similar vehicle history scam here