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Curbsiders are illegal, unlicensed vehicle dealers. They often pose as private sellers, though some operate from small automotive businesses (repair shops, rental companies, etc.).
Curbsiders not only misrepresent themselves – they often misrepresent the vehicles they sell: many are previous write-offs with undisclosed accident repairs or are odometer-tampered.
Because curbsiders are not licensed by OMVIC, consumers who buy from them are deemed to have conducted a private transaction and are therefore NOT protected by OMVIC, its Compensation Fund, or the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act.
Should problems arise after the purchase, curbsiders can also be very difficult to track down after the sale.
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OMVIC regularly prosecutes curbsiders. This often results in significant fines or jail time if convicted.
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How To Avoid Illegal Unlicensed Dealers (Curbsiders)
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