FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 2, 2018
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious shipping company by the name Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers that claims to be physically located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
“Consumers are being targeted after they purchase a vehicle from Craigslist. The “seller” then directs the buyer to their shipping company to facilitate the transaction. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office has received several calls from individuals inquiring about the legitimacy of this shipping company and we can confirm that Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers has no physical presence in Sioux Falls and the purported address is that of a legitimate business that is no way associated with this scam,” said Jackley.
This fictitious shipping company website is https://siouxfalls-vehicle-carriers.com.
Earlier this spring the South Dakota Department of Revenue’s motor vehicle division shared another scam business by the name of South Dakota Trucks conducting a similar scam. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office continues to receive calls regarding this scam company that is purportedly located in Rapid City, South Dakota. There is no such business located at the address listed on their website, www.southdakotatrucks.com. The South Dakota Department of Revenue urges consumers to call their office at 605-773-3541 to confirm validity of any vehicle featured on the website.
Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam is encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Division in their state. South Dakota victims are encouraged to call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-300-1986 or email: email@example.com.