Will Higgins, "State sets trap for car-sale scammers," The Indianapolis News, August 20, 1998
When buying from a curbside dealer, consumers have no way of knowing the truth about a vehicle's history or maintenance. Consumers who choose to buy privately, but want to avoid curbsiders, can check the ownership history of a vehicle with the Ministry of Transportation. If the car has been traded recently they may be dealing with a curbsider. Checking on previous owners can confirm the vendor's honesty.
Janice Middleton, "New wrinkles in the old gamble on used cars," The Globe and Mail, April 9, 1991
cut and shut