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Jeff Ostroff

Editor-In-Chief - CarBuyingTips.com

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Jeff is the Founder, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of CarBuyingTips.com. A life long consumer advocate, he oversees a team of experts who cover all aspects of buying and selling new and used cars including leasing and financing. For over 17 years, he's been the recognized authority on vehicle purchasing.

Jeff founded CarBuyingTips.com in 1997 after years of extensive research into the car buying process. He also interviewed colleagues who had purchased cars to get the pulse of the challenges and scams that car buyers were seeing. He worked tirelessly to strategize solutions to the toughest problems facing consumers. He developed unique and sophisticated spreadsheet tools for budgeting, buyers offer, bill of sale, lease payment calculators and loan calculators. These spreadsheets help consumers negotiate the purchase of a vehicle on a level playing field. These free tools and his popular educational guides became the basis for this free consumer advocate site. The result is thousands of consumers every year report saving an average of $3,000 when buying a new car.

Jeff is a widely sought out guru in the automotive buying space, cited often by the press for his expertise in savvy car buying and preventing consumer scams and online fraud. Jeff has been quoted in CNN, Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, The New York Times and Reader's Digest. He has appeared on many live call-in business radio talk shows

He has covered the automotive space since 1997. Jeff also has extensive experience and expertise in selling used cars for clients on eBay and Craigslist and teaching them how to get the most for their cars.

Jeff's investigative skills have been sought by the FBI and Secret Service in cases of electronic fraud. He has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for victims of online fraud from major classified ads and auction sites. He has even been flown by the Secret Service to Washington D.C. to give training at a joint economic crimes task force conference. His investigations have led to the shutdown of over 600 fraudulent escrow web sites and became the basis for the sections on this site covering fraud and counterfeit checks, which has saved thousands more potential victims from losing money.

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