When it comes to making online purchases, be cautious of items being advertised well below their market value. Remember, if the deal appears too good to be true, it probably is. Use the Internet to research the advertised item and the seller’s name, email addresses, telephone numbers, and other unique identifiers. Avoid sellers who refuse to meet in person or who refuse to allow the buyer to physically inspect the vehicle before the purchase. For high-priced purchases, insist on speaking to the seller over the phone to establish their legitimacy.