I was looking to purchase a specific car at autoscout24.com. I found it and I then contacted the car dealer for the next steps. After they provided additional information about the car and I provided my details, I was told that I would receive all of the Dekra documents, the car document and a reference number so that I could check the delivery company's website. I can't prove if these pdfs are legitimate.
The delivery company would send the car to my home without extra charge and I could then test the car for up to three days but for no more than 100km. If the car has any problems, I can return it for free. But, before the car is delivered to me, I have to send half of the money to a bank account that they provided and then the other half if I want to keep the car.
As promised, today I received the email with the signed Dekra documents, the signed car documents, and the reference number. I put the reference (tracking) number into the website that they sent (https://www.dmctransport.co.uk/tracking.htm). All of the car information and delivery details are there. They said, after I complete the transaction, the car will be here in three days or less.
I think this is a scam because the price of the car is too good to be true (it's almost half the price of its market value). The account which I should send the money is located in Bulgaria which is weird because the dealer company is in Germany. The website looks really old. And I'm wondering, why should I pay half the money before I even look at the car?
Also, the car disappeared from autoscout24 after I contacted the dealer.
Should I continue with the transaction, or is there something else that I am missing here?