Scammers are out doing their thing month in and month out, regardless of the time or season of the year. However, knowing how much shopping and bargain-hunting is going on right now, they're really zeroed in on potential victims.
Look, the cold, hard fact is that scammers are looking to screw you over 12 months out of the year. However, the holiday season always brings out more bad actors than the rest of the year, without fail.
You're probably well aware that the demand for used cars has skyrocketed in the wake of the pandemic because of the sparse availability of certain new car parts. That demand has opened the door for unscrupulous sellers.
With some of the added pandemic unemployment benefits expiring, more and more Illinois residents are looking to get back into the workforce. Seeing a big opportunity to enrich themselves at the expense of others has brought out the scammers.