Auto Trader Fraud

On Friday, October 22nd, 2021, Hanover Police received an “attempted” fraud report. The scammer in this case contacted a Hanover resident who had a vehicle posted for sale through Auto Trader. The fraudster began asking for personal information and wanted to purchase the vehicle using PayPal. After reviewing, the questions posed to the seller police believe this may have been an attempt to glean personal information for future fraudulent purposes. Police are reminding citizens to remain extra vigilant when dealing with unknown persons over the internet.