FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 17, 2018
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D.- On November 2, 2018 Attorney General Marty Jackley issued a press release 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. He now asks that consumers add the company SD Safe Transport to this scam list.
“Consumers are being targeted after they purchase a vehicle from Craigslist and other online vehicle auction sites. 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 these shipping companies and we can confirm neither Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers or SD Safe Transport have no physical presence in Sioux Falls,” 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.