One of the most celebrated actions by the people of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was to decree a better price in the regularization of chocolate cars in Mexico, a program that ends at the end of June.
Since the issue gained momentum, until now, we have timely reported frauds that you should avoid, requirements, and changes in the process to legalize chocolate cars. Today, we will tell you the three most frequent reasons why you will not be able to regularize your car in May and June.
As you have already read, June is the last month in which the inhabitants of 16 states in Mexico will be able to enjoy this benefit with vehicles of foreign origin. For this reason it is important that you consider the following.
Why can’t I legalize my chocolate car?
According to Gustavo Santos Hernández, general director of the Tax Administration Service in Baja California, quoted by Terra and other media outlets, there are three main reasons why they reject the process in the northern state.
Even if you do not belong to it, you must consider the following points to avoid getting angry when you go to the nearest module.
Before starting the procedure in the Public Vehicular Registry (REPUVE) pay attention to:
• Fake or cloned title.
• Car of European, Japanese or other country origin that does not apply according to Mexican regulations.
• The client was scammed on the Internet while trying to evade the legalization requirements.
On the last point: You should avoid believing in people who ask for money to get ahead of you in line, to do the entire legalization process for you, to prevent them from reviewing some requirements, among other pretexts.
What to do if I think I’m facing a scammer?
The first thing is to verify if what that person says to give you in exchange for a financial amount is real, although DEBATE always recommends going directly to the nearest legalization module and avoiding any fraud option.
If you are or were in contact with a criminal of this nature, the following basic points will help you know how serious your interaction is.
• Keep your personal information safe: Never share sensitive personal information, such as credit card numbers, passwords or identification data, unless you are sure of the legitimacy of the website or the person with whom you are interacting.
• Use strong passwords: Create strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts. Avoid using obvious personal information and consider using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.
• Be wary of suspicious emails and links: Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or suspicious sources. Frauds are often carried out through phishing emails that attempt to trick you into revealing personal information.
• Verify the authenticity of websites and sellers: Before providing personal information or making an online purchase, verify the authenticity of the website and the seller. Look for reviews and testimonials from other users to get an idea of their reputation.
• Use secure Wi-Fi networks: Avoid conducting financial transactions or sharing sensitive personal information over public or unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Use a VPN (virtual private network) connection to protect your data while you’re online.
• Keep an eye on your financial accounts: Regularly review your account statements and bank transactions to detect any suspicious activity. If you find anything unusual, contact your financial institution immediately.
• Educate yourself: Stay informed about the latest techniques and modalities used by online scammers. Education and awareness are essential to prevent virtual fraud.
Perhaps the amount they ask you in return is actually a hook to make you fall into a bigger trap.