High-end car sale scam cost victims $130K, police warn
Fraudulent online company posed as Utah-based automobile dealership
Calgary police are warning about an online scam involving high-end vehicles.
Twice in the past month, Calgarians have tried to buy vehicles from what they thought was a legitimate Utah-based company called Maynard Motors.
They were asked to wire half the cost of the vehicle before it was shipped.
A short time later they received a call saying there was a problem at the border and they needed to send the rest of the money before customs would release the vehicle without a lien on it.
Once that happened, the victims never heard from the company again.
Two Calgarians lost more than $130,000 combined.
Calgary detectives are working with U.S. officials to trace the origins of the company.