NEW YORK(CBS2) — When it comes to making purchases online let the buyer beware that even well-known websites could be scammers in disguise.

CBS 2’s consumer reporter Asa Aarons recently spoke with Nelson Gonzalez, a doting father who wanted to buy a car for his daughter. But what Gonzalez found was a rip-off artist who conned him out of more than $5,000.

Before you make a large purchase from an online dealer check out the video below. If there is something that you would like to ask Asa about you can contact him here.