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Please! Need Help with a scam

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Chance03, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    Itchyfeet

    Itchyfeet Well-Known Member

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    Yeah because getting pulled over, insuring, smogging and all the happy horse-shit is worth the trouble. The OP is going to take his licks at some point and it could be a he said she said.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    ksJoe

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    Send the bank a bill by certified mail for storage fees on the vehicle. The monthly rate should quite high, but not laughable. Assuming you're keeping it in a garage, I'd say a private climate controlled secure building is worth $1000-$2000/mo.

    That might get them to talk to you.

    But you may want to pray they don't answer or respond. Then when the total bill equals the value of the truck, sue them for the bill and propose settlement for clean title.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    I don't think it's stolen. I don't think banks report vehicles as stolen because the payments are not coming in.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    It's repo bait at this point.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    CrippledHo

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    If so, this makes for a wonderful Friday bit
     
  6. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    All the more reason to proactively tell the bank of OP's claims of storage fees due.

    The letter he sends them should inform them any unauthorized removal of the vehicle will be criminally prosecuted as theft, and taken as acknowledgement of storage fees due.

    He should also stress to the bank that agreement they have with their customer (e.g. right of entering property to reposess) does not apply to him. He is not their customer and has not conceded any rights to them.

    It sounds like the bank is as baffled by this as OP is. He needs to be making good use of their confusion. Businesses who are owed money bluff people all the time and make claims they can't back up. Its time for OP to get his poker face on and start telling that bank how this thing is going to get resolved.

    It might not work, but as long as he doesn't threaten anything criminal, he may as well bluff.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    troutspinner

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    Sounds like quite the scam. Have you contacted the local authorities where he resides? I know you mentioned DA and interstate so I assume you’ve only contacted your local authorities. Anyways, if you contact his local authorities, they can go forward with fraud charges and maybe you can be placed into the victim fund or gain restitution. I doubt you’ll get fully reimbursed but it is a legitimate path that doesn’t leave you open as being part of the scam.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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    Chance03

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    Not bullshit at all... I wish it was!
     
  9. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:32 PM
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    El Duderino

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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Actually feel bad for you man. I really hope there’s a resolution to this.
     
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  10. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    F'ing scammers smh !
     
  11. Jan 10, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    I don’t get it, since November of this thread it’s been highly suggested that op see a lawyer and I don’t recall that being mentioned in an action taken.

    Lawyers are crooks, imo, so it may take multiple attempts to find a solid one but still no mention.

    also like to point out no mention of actual price paid. Mentioned the fact it’s a 35k truck but highly doubtful that’s what op paid when that price will get you a new off the lot. So what was the price? how good of a deal makes the sketchy sell/sale tempting for the op to Pursue in the first place. As of now I can only assume it was well below market to make it appealing in the first place
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    asuchemist

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    Just from reading this headache both u and the bank own this vehicle. Did you get the title notarized?

    Also charge bank $500 a day for storage fee. You will get your $ back and they will play ball. @ksJoe (just read ur post, u said it better)
     
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  13. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    No pics of truck...no pics of title...no lawyers...and only TW Justice Warriors pondering this mystery.

    I think the only scam going on is this thread.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:31 PM
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    Dumbgeon worthy?
     
  15. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:40 PM
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    Did OP pay in cash or cash equivalents? And how much did he pay?

    Take it to the track.
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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  17. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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  18. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:51 AM
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    That's what I thought. Seller buys new truck and runs away. Buyer is stuck with truck and is on the hook for another $35k to bank. Or seller reports stolen and gets truck returned fully paid off by the buyer.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    When I sold my Sequoia, the buyer paid cash. To this day I don't even know who he was.
     
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  20. Jan 11, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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    Itchyfeet

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    People act like the bank either won't say we'll cut you a check or just repo it. The people here are nuts $500-$1000 a day for storage fees? That's the quickest way to find yourself embroiled in a lawsuit with someone that has more money and resources. What's the average daily impound fee these days?
     
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