I recently sold my car. Then it ends up bouncing, the problem here is that i signed over the title to them. Im i screwed? since the car is signed to him?
I imagine you took a personal check. A bank certified check with the proper markings is the only check you should ever consider, and even doing so you should check the persons ID and take down their drivers license number, address, etc.
If you have the guys real name and address I would suggest contacting the police department and then filing against him in court (small claims court if less than 5000).
If for some reason you don’t have the guys real info, he still has to put the title in his name, so the police can easily look that information up at the DMV when he changes the title over to his name. If he just bought it to chop it up for parts you’re screwed.
Go file a complaint at the police station. Writing a bad check is fraud & a felony. Be sure to bring w/ you all the papers you have. Visit the bank too to see if the acct the check was written on was even valid. Also, visit the dmv & take the same info to them asap so that when they try to get a new title, they will know it may have been a fraudulent deal. And finally, your a bonehead for accepting a personal check on such a transaction. Cash or being present at the bank where they would get a cashiers check would have been the correct thing to do.
Call the cops. writing bad checks is against the law. They call that obtaining goods by Freud. Who ever signed the check can only get about 5 years in jail for it. But; beware, you may get your car back all messed up; and, if he/she is in jail who will pay for the repairs? Let the cops get them before the mess up the car. You still have a lien on the vehicle because it was never paid for as agreed and therefore you can Repo it.
Short answer, yes it was stupid to sign the car over to him without clearing the check first. Long answer, you could take him to court but that doesn’t mean you’ll actually get the money or your car, especially if the person has absconded or has no money. You can also contact the police, but again, that’s no guarantee of any result.
You will have to file charges against the person who bought it, My advice for the next time is to meet the said individual at his bank and make sure the check clears before handing anything over.
i thought everyone knew you never take a check from a stranger. You can call them and see if you can find them and let them know it bounced. If you can’t find them then you are screwed. You should have there info and if so give them a chance to make it right then take them to court
Going to the police will do you no good..Its a cival matter..your going to have to take them to court..
I always call and verify the funds are in the account before any major transactions with people I dont know (for future reference).
always take cash only
second report the car you sold as stolen to the cops
wow, bad move. I would just go to the police, if that doesnt work go to the guys bank…he probably gave you a stolen check though. Wow, bad move…
try calling DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER