is it safe to list vin # on Cargurus?

Asked by Aug 10, 2017 at 08:13 PM

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

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Yes, and you should otherwise the buyer won’t have a way to verify the vehicle’s history data. It’s not the same as giving out sensitive personal information like a social security number. While the VIN is unique for each vehicle, there isn’t much anyone can do with a VIN number. Honestly on some vehicle the VIN might be directly accessible if you walk up to the windshield sticker. Plus you are already driving around everyday with your license plate on the car.

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