Consumers who buy from a curbstoner often get saddled with damaged, dangerous, or uninsurable vehicles – by which time the curbstoner is long gone with their cash. Curbstoning is illegal in many states, yet defrauds thousands of unwary consumers every year.
Who is a curbstoner? He/She is an individual who buys vehicles (may be only one) with the intent to sell them for a profit.
Under recent legislation the law may now be enforced by local police and zoning departments.