Government car auctions happen all over the countries and local, state, and federal government offer information on them for free. This is a great time for unscrupulous opportunists to rope in novice buyers and attempt to sell them information about the auctions that is already available for free.
The scam often works like this. The person sees a flashy ad promoting the government car auction and calls the number in the ad. When they call a number, they are told they will be charged a fee for getting a list of car auctions and will ask for your credit card details. The fee can be $50 to $75, and in some cases these scammers will also throw in a few extra auction books for you. You will need to pay for those as well.
Some sites also charge you money to give you a list of cars on eBay. Most of these scammers also create fake contact information which is legally required for their website domain and hence buyers were unable to contact them. A few websites have legitimate contact numbers but give you very little info for a lot of money. None of them offer free trials either.
Each of these sites is a scam. To get a list of auction, you can head on to GovSales.gov or get the auction information directly from your local government office. These auctions occur in several different ways, online, on physical locations, or through phone calls.