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Old 07-10-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have my Airstream listed and someone is wanting my VIN #. I am so concerned about Scammers.What is the risk in giving out this info? many thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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Why do they want it? Is it standard practice to give a vin???
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:20 PM   #3
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Said wanted to check for recall. Sounds fishy to me.
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Agreed. Fishy to me too....
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Look on cars.com or autotrader.com, and every vehicle listed has the VIN published for all the world to see. If there was something people could do with a VIN scam-wise, then you wouldn't think anyone would be willing to list one.

I don't blame a potential buyer for asking for a VIN. The VIN on an automobile can be used to check records through services like CarFax (ie., has it been in an accident, does it have a salvage title, etc.) Perhaps the same information is available for trailers as well. Additionally, the only way you know for sure what you are bying is by decoding the VIN. I have seen plenty of craigslist ads where the seller doesn't know what model it is, has the year (and even the decade) completely wrong, etc..
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