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Please! Need Help with a scam

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

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 7:15 AM
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    Daria

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    As someone that used to assign repossessions for a financial institution, average daily storage is 20-30 per day. There are set/flat storage fees for transport, release, etc which are usually hundreds of dollars.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    Just a quick search says that Colorado is a max of $30 a day if the vehicle is under 10,000lbs

    I don't know why people keep coming up with outlandish numbers as the basis for a lien. The OP is in bad shape
     
  3. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    It's easy to solve other peoples problems with bad advice.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Yes, OP is in bad shape, but there is no reason to prematurely surrender.

    BTW, $30/day is $900/mo. I suggested $1,000 - $2,000 per month, so I wasn't that far off.

    When you wreck a rental car, they not only want you to pay to fix it, they also want reimbursed for lost use. If OP was to demand they pay him, it should include lost use (using standard rental rates). That will get the total into range of $2k/mo. Collecting it would be difficult, but remember he was asking for how to get the bank talking to him.

    Assuming this situation is real, and not just an epic Friday thread, here is great solution (but too late for OP):

    This week we're moving our insurance, and the new agent offered identify theft/ciber crime/fraud coverage for $25 year. In addition to the "identify theft" coverage, it covers general fraud. The docs gave an example of reimbursement for receiving counterfeit currency I accept in good faith.
    If OP had coverage like that, he could simply go to his insurance company and tell them he was a victim of fraud.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    The bank is likely not going to flinch at paying the $900 a month fee to get back a piece of collateral that's over $30k plus. If he's thinking of backing dating the fees that's not how any of this works. There are laws regarding storage fees under the towing statue in CO. The OP is boned and needs to contact law enforcement.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    he needs a lawyer but doenst seem to want to go after one for whatever reason. Me thinks he did something he shouldnt have as well.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    I can’t believe I just read 11 pages of this shit
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes. Start this thread.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    It's astonishing the amount of people on this site that give advice on subjects they truly know nothing about. Then get but hurt when you call them out on their bs.
     
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    If I was a criminal and thought I came up with a brilliant new scam... I might set up a burner account and post about it online, claiming to be a victim of the scam I planned to commit. You know, as a way of vetting the idea and searching for complications I might have missed.

    So perhaps its not that he did something he shouldn't have. Maybe its that he intends to do something.

    Oh wait, Friday is over. Maybe its too late for posts like this? I'm still new here.
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    Or maybe you are the OP under a different account trying to muddy up the waters on what is interstate commerce fraud.
     
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  14. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    Excellent idea! Now we're thinking creatively. Did you notice my account was created just a few days ago...?

    Except that if OP was trying to critque a scam idea, his alt accounts wouldn't be trying to muddy the waters. They'd be trying to provoke some insighful observations. Maybe that's what I'm doing?

    (can it be Friday all weekend?)
     
  15. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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  16. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    At first I wasn’t going to participate, but what’s the fun in that. All things aside, This a good reminder for everyone who reads that some crook could manufacture a title copy (removing the lien holder) that looks legit enough and sell a vehicle that does not have a clear title. It’s flat out fraud (30 years as a law enforcement officer) but up to the locals whether they pursue the case or not ( may claim civil matter ) and the loss doesn’t meet the threshold for most federal prosecutors to pursue. In my area, losses in white collar crimes typically have to exceed 500k before a prosecutor will work it. Perhaps someone who works with titles on a regular basis can offer what characteristics a valid title should have.
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    Titles have watermarks here and I think my newer titles even have a holographic image. I’m sure with the right equipment a title could still be counterfeit like currency, which has a lot of security features.
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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  20. Jan 12, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Has TS tried to contact the seller? He said the phone # provided was a "burner" and is disconnected, but what about the seller's name/address? You have those, is it a unique enough name to Google and locate the person? Email them? Open some sort of dialogue?

    If the seller replies with "eh, fuck you buddah!", then at least you know you have the right person and you could forward the information to the police dept which is local to the seller (not YOUR local PD, but HIS local PD).

    I realize we still haven't heard how much TS actually paid for this truck (guessing it's so low that if he posts it, everyone will say "you had to know it was shady"), but over $5k(?) is felony territory, depending on whether the police call it fraud or outright theft.
     

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