Honda de México issued an alert to its customers, business partners and the general public about the existence of fraudulent websites that allegedly sell their vehicles.
These sites are dedicated to the direct promotion of new or pre-owned units that the firm does not recognize or guarantee.
These websites imitate the corporate image, use photographs of the facilities of some authorized dealers, as well as Honda vehicles.
This is intended for users to generate trust by seeing the corporate image of the Japanese brand embodied.
They do this with the intention of making the consumer believe that they are on an official channel in order to “tie up the sale.”
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The type of fraud reported by Honda was already known
In its August edition of this year, the Profeco Consumer Magazine, the general public was alerted about this practice in which they promise vehicles for sale.
With this, bank deposits are captured to market vehicles outside of Honda’s Authorized Dealer Network in Mexico.
The organization of car auctions over the Internet was also detected in which the delivery of a vehicle is offered in exchange for an advance.
Once the payment of the amount agreed with the consumer has been made, communication between the client and the website is lost, generating the scam.
In this regard, Honda reiterates that the company does not sell its products directly to the consumer public.
This activity is carried out exclusively through its Network of Authorized Distributors and through the official digital channels of the brand.
Honda de México alerts the public about this fact, since traditionally the company always seeks to offer the best sales and after-sales experience.