I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by LadyGeek » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:39 pm

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by Luckywon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 am

knightrider wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Not sure I understand what happened . The OP said VIN was tampered? So it was altered to what? And isn't the VIN printed on most every major part. So they have to alter many VINs..
I too am not clear on what exactly took place here. I wish someone would summarize.

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by Silk McCue » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:23 am

Luckywon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 am
knightrider wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Not sure I understand what happened . The OP said VIN was tampered? So it was altered to what? And isn't the VIN printed on most every major part. So they have to alter many VINs..
I too am not clear on what exactly took place here. I wish someone would summarize.
The original post tells you everything you need to know about what happened. If you want to see everyone's opinions, feedback and suggestions you will need to read the full thread.

Cheers

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by Luckywon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:26 am

Silk McCue wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:23 am
Luckywon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 am
knightrider wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Not sure I understand what happened . The OP said VIN was tampered? So it was altered to what? And isn't the VIN printed on most every major part. So they have to alter many VINs..
I too am not clear on what exactly took place here. I wish someone would summarize.
The original post tells you everything you need to know about what happened. If you want to see everyone's opinions, feedback and suggestions you will need to read the full thread.

Cheers
Like your earlier comments, very helpful. Thanks.

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by lukestuckenhymer » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm

JAZZISCOOL wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Sorry this happened to you :? It makes me want to stay away from private parties in the future for any car purchases, even if I pay a premium at the dealer. :shock:
Same, as if I needed another reason. Talk about a nightmare.

I think the buying New vs. Slightly Used argument has been settled for me, especially today. Try going onto a used car lot in 2019. You'll be hard pressed to find a one (especially Off-Lease cars) that hasn't been used an Uber (i.e. nearly ran into the ground with 40,000-50,000 miles a year). No, thank you.

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by JGoneRiding » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:47 pm

LiterallyIronic wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:30 pm
delamer wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:54 pm
LiterallyIronic wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:51 am
FoolMeOnce wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:09 am
Are you sure the car wasn't stolen from you???
That was my first thought, too.
delamer wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:32 am
sjt wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:50 am


Like, $13,000 in paper money?!
I am sorry for what you are going through, but why would you make a major purchase from a private seller in cash?
Probably because, as a seller, I would never accept anything but cash. Too easy to fall victim to a fake check scam.
There are ways to satisfy both parties in a legitimate transaction without using cash, so that you each have a money trail.
I would accept a cashier's check if and only if we met at the bank and the buyer asked the teller for a cashier's check made out to me and the teller handed the check directly to me. I would not accept electronic payments under any circumstances.
That is exactly what we did. I was actually the buyer and this was my idea. I wasnt going to go with 17k in cash or anything crazy like that. We had a bill of sale and title but I dont even think I had his driver license. I went directly from the bank across the street to register so I guess if there was an immediate problem we could have canceled the check asap.

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Re: I bought a STOLEN vehicle!!!

Post by Vernn » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:27 am

Luckywon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 am
knightrider wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Not sure I understand what happened . The OP said VIN was tampered? So it was altered to what? And isn't the VIN printed on most every major part. So they have to alter many VINs..
I too am not clear on what exactly took place here. I wish someone would summarize.
This ABC news program summarizes what happened to me. My VIN was cloned. The poster bought the stolen car and like this video shows it could happen to anyone. https://abcnews.go.com/US/vin-cloning-t ... d=28401709

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