Is Vinenterprise a Scam? Vehicle History Website

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I received a text from (385)444-4582 with a link to Vin Enterprise located at vinenterprise.com. The website, vinenterprise.com, is new and was registered 45 days ago. It seems a suspected scammer texted my number that was pulled from my Craigslist ad for a vehicle I am selling. He set up an appointment and asked me for a "registry report" (not a common term used in Canada). He forwarded me to vinenterprise.com. I did some research and suspected it was not legitimate.

Is Vinenterprise a Scam? Vehicle History Website
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I assumed the best of the suspected scammer and got a much more trusted Carfax report instead. Suspected scammer did not accept this and asked me to use vinenterprise.com instead.

Vehicle sale location is in Vancouver BC and he used a (559) phone number ending in 2710.

Also suspiciously, when trying to confirm the meeting time to view the vehicle, he randomly responded that he is from California and did not have time to change his number (I never asked why his number is 559). I never suspected this to be a scam until he said this.

He is likely doing this to many auto sales that have phone numbers open and accidentally responded to the wrong text.

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  • May 4, 2021 at 2:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown North Bay, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Scammed as well from this number 1-313-777-3147

    Also gave us the link to vin-enterprises and then wanted a different report. I realized then that something was wrong as the person became argumentative.

    BRUTAL! EVERYTHING IS A SCAM

  • May 4, 2021 at 2:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Smith, Tyler, Texas, United States

    I'm in Texas, and I got a text today from 913-286-6098, and they were insisting on me using this website to check the vehicle I was selling on Craigslist. They texted me a link, but I didn't click it. Instead, I did a Google search of 'vin-enterprises scam', and found a lot of warnings about it...even on RipoffReport.com. I think they are either a phishing, or credit card scam, or possibly, because they are new, they are trying to get business by paying people to text car ads all over the US and Canada, to get them to use their service...but I really think it is a phishing scam. The website was created on Feb 02 2021...I checked ICANN.org. Of course all the personal info about owners, addresses, etc., has been redacted.

    The text conversation started by the person asking me 2 questions that had the answers in the ad! I even replied by asking if the person even read the ad before contacting me! Anyway, I told them the website is reviewed as a scam on the internet. They tried to argue it was legit, so I sent them the message 'BLOCKED', and proceeded to do just that.

    I then edited the Craigslist ad to state for people to contact me by phone call only, and that emails and texts will not be answered. That is what I have done in the past, and it works. I was even getting texts where people were trying to negotiate the price. How can you negotiate a vehicle you have only seen pics of?

    If someone is truly interested, they will call...

  • April 27, 2021 at 10:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Alberta, St Paul, Alberta, Canada

    OMG I totally just got scammed. UGH! I should know better... This happened to me in Northeast Alberta and he was from 'nearby' but had a Detroit area code.

  • April 25, 2021 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Dixie, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

    This just happened to me too! The guy used almost the same wording as the commenter above.

    "Ok lets set up for Tomorrow at 2. I'll arrange a day off before leaving my shift tonight. Oh forgot to ask, can you send me the VS report?"

    "www. Vin-enterprises. com here's the link You can get the VS papers from... OH, I forgot to ask for your name? I'm matt."

    I replied back that it looked like a scam and he sent me screenshots of the site, as if that proves anything. lol.

    This was from a Kansas phone number and I live near Toronto in Canada. I ended the chat telling him that it isn't nice to try to scam people and I hope he rethought he choices in the future.

    • May 4, 2021 at 5:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Smith, Tyler, Texas, United States

      The appointment at 2 pm, and the arranging to take off of work the next day, is the exact same thing I was told. I was also provided the link and was shown screenshots too, after I told him that my Google search of 'vin-enterprises scam' revealed many complaints. After that, I just blocked him and changed my ad to include a statement that I would only receive phone calls, not texts or emails.

  • April 6, 2021 at 2:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Centretown-Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    vin-enterprise.com - bailey woods here, wants me to run check here on my vin after clearly sending him the carfax - says that carfax isnt as extensive, I am a dealer and have been for 20 plus years - sorry its a scam to get you to enter your cc info - confronted and no more texts? I wonder why

  • February 28, 2021 at 2:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Pinedale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    I was also scammed . Got interest in a car I was selling. Too good to be true.. reported them too PayPal and police

  • February 21, 2021 at 3:53 PM by an anonymous user from: McKenzie Towne, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    I just had the same type of scam text in Kelowna BC. from 2485723706

  • February 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Newton, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

    Hey this just happened to me. Says what is your availability? I am looking to buy this week. Where are you located?

    So I respond where I am and he can give me a time of his choice and day because I am not working these days

    He said will you meet me tommorrow at 4pm? Now I have to talk to my work to take a day off for this and ask someone to drive me up. Can you send me the VE report?

    So I said I don’t have reports. You can come anytime no need to take a day off for it. Whatever works. So I found it odd that he would want to take a day off to come see an old car.

    Vinenterprise .com is the link where you can get the reports. Oh and I forget to ask your name? By the way I am Cody

    We are getting personal now so I said John. And I said I will check it out soon.

    He says nice to meet you John keep me posted.

    I got suspicious when he said he needed a day off and gave me the website twice with the .com seperated vinenterprise .com rather than vinenterprise.com.

    Anyway I looked for that website and I saw some forums saying it may be a scam.

    So I asked the guy, what about carfax? Would that work for you?

    His final response:

    I sent you a link cause I did a couple of reports in the past never had an issue so I trust the results its cheap so I referred, it’s same as carfax and cheaper than carfax

    I left it at that.

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