Oh, humans. Why do some of you insist on doing horrible things? Luckily, Robert Broncatello, a Corvette enthusiast from New York, wasn’t harmed and didn’t lose any money on this scam but, still, it was an awful ploy.
According to Corvette Blogger, Broncatello has been in the market for a used Corvette for some time. He found just the one at a Montana-based used car dealership, Jones Auto Sale. It was a 2009 C6 Corvette Z06 with less than 19,000 miles on the odometer. Broncatello packed a bag, and bought a plane ticket to Montana.
When he arrived, there was no 2009 C6 Corvette. There wasn’t even such a thing as Jones Auto Sale.
Brontacello couldn’t make sense as to why someone would pull such a prank.
“I wish I knew,” Broncatello said. “It didn’t make any sense to me. Never gotten scammed before. Usually when I find a car online that is a scam, I tell them I’m coming down to look at the car, they call me back and say the car’s just been sold. But in this case, I spoke over the period of three days. Had conversations with him other than the car. He was having a driver pick me up from the airport and take him over to his dealership, which was over here on 1st Avenue. And it doesn’t exist.”
A local news affiliate in Montana called Jones Auto Sale and, after a brief conversation, the man hung up and the line has since been disconnected.
Broncatello returned home to New York and continues to hunt for his dream Corvette. We wish him the best of luck, and we know the right one will come along.