This is the one part of the buying process where you most need your wits about you. There are risks but they need to be kept realistic: it’s worth remembering that most buyers are honest and want to pay you properly.
But it is a sad fact that their number includes a few criminals whose first wish is to part you from your car without payment.
You may believe yourself to be a shrewd judge of character, capable of working out by intuition who is honest and who isn’t. But the best tricksters can appear utterly convincing. After all, they are ‘professionals’ at their craft.
Never fear. Keep your wits about, you, follow our advice and all should be well. But even if you are a confident type, it’s best to have a friend or relative at your elbow as payment happens, to be your second pair of eyes and ears.