Scam Targets Iowa Dealership

By Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Iowa’s Attorney General Brenna Bird is warning the public to be aware of a fraudulent vehicle sales scam.

A criminal entity has been attempting to impersonate Petty Motors Inc., a licensed and legitimate car dealership in Knoxville, Iowa.

The state is warning that if anyone has had dealings with a company, they believe to be either Petty Motors or Petty Motors Inc. please contact 641-891-8980 to verify the legitimacy of the interactions.

Concerned consumers should also contact the Iowa DOT’s Bureau of Investigation & Identity Protection at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Iowa Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division at 515-281-5926 to confirm legitimacy or to report any interactions you believe are fraudulent.

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