Pierre - On November 2, 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.
A new release asks that consumers add the company SD Safe Transport to this scam
“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 a 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. 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.