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Forum topic by lwllms posted 06-29-2012 12:54 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lwllms

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06-29-2012 12:54 PM

My daughter got hoodwinked by a couple parasite scam artists. She sold a 2001 Dodge Neon and took a bogus check for payment. The check appeared to clear the bank so she signed the title over to them. Then, the day after her wedding, the check bounced. She reported the car as stolen and filed fraud charges. 13 hours later a cop in Las Vegas pulled these slugs over. The car showed up as stolen but no warrants had yet been issued for these guys. The car was impounded and the two scam artists were let go.

A new title is being issued by Arkansas but it’ll cost her more than the car is worth to go get it. There’s a $195 impound fee to pay and $30 a day storage so we need to do something quickly if we do anything. Blue book on the car is about $1500 and she’s willing to split what ever she can get as well and pay the fees unless it turns into another losing deal.

Anyone out there in Las Vegas with a little time on their hands?


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 01:20 PM

The moral of the story is if you sell something to a stranger take nothing but cash and make sure you know what real cash looks like. I’m sorry this happened and hope that she can recover something.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 01:31 PM

Agreed. “In God we trust, all others pay cash”

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lwllms

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 05:46 PM

Evidently the towing company believes in cash too. It’s all they take to get a car out of impound. Well, cash and a hell of a lot of jumping through hoops. Jonathan sent me a link to all that’s involved. I’m left feeling like it’s time to cut losses and walk away. I do feel that the car was stolen twice. Once by con artists and the second time by corrupt cronyism between the City of Las Vegas and the towing company.

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 05:52 PM

I’m so sorry that she got taken like that. I wish I could do more to help. perhaps there’s some kind of free legal advise for victims in her area.

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Bertha

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 05:59 PM

Once by con artists and the second time by corrupt cronyism between the City of Las Vegas and the towing company.
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Assuming those things are mutually exclusive. There’s nothing more aggravated that getting burgled and law enforcement has bigger fish to fry. Made bail on a grand theft auto? It is Las Vegas, I guess. Sorry for your loss.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 06-30-2012 12:04 AM

She can probably recover the costs to her in civil court against the thieves.

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 04:10 AM

Too bad she got burned. GEt a checker pen for those $100 bills!! 20s too if you are taking very many form one person.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 06-30-2012 06:15 AM

Perhaps I don’t know a lot about “Law” but: “The car showed up as stolen but no warrants had yet been issued for these guys. The car was impounded and the two scam artists were let go.”

If these guys where driving a STOLEN CAR why would the Cops let them go. “Where did you get the Stolen car?”...”Uhhh. Umhh, Gee, We just found it siitng somewhere. So we thought ….What the Heck. Why not drive it.”

I know for a FACT, that if I’M caught driving a Stolen Car. I’M the Prime Suspect. I ain’t goin’ Nowhere until the Cops sort it all out.

Something ain’t right here.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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Howie

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#9 posted 06-30-2012 11:41 AM

Sounds about right to me,Rick.
I used to live in Las Vegas and their cops don’t cut anyone any slack.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 06-30-2012 07:05 PM

The system is little more than an apprenticeship to train career criminals.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 07:19 PM

I try to stay in small towns and have always been pretty successful at it. The countryside is probably so much the better. I live forty miles from Atlanta. I know that it’s been over a year since I was there. I think it’s getting worse than better. I really hope that your daughter can recover some of her loss and that something like this never happens to her again.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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