Am I being scammed?
September 11, 2011 12:02 PM Subscribe
Yesterday I sold a car and today I think the buyer is trying to scam me!
posted by ascetic to law & government (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday I sold my '99 Nissan Altima to a foreign guy who had his kid speak english for him. I sold it for $700. Today the kid calls me and says he can't register the car because there is a lien from Chase Bank on the car. I say I have no idea and I'll call my mom because she bought the car for me years ago when I was 16 and it's in her name.
Now, I know my mom racked up some credit card debt while my parents were getting divorced and she was unemployed but she has been otherwise in good standing and has been paying it all off. She called Chase today and they said they have no reason to place a lien on a $500 car since she's been making monthly payments, and furthermore, they said they didn't see anything on file. They said to call back Monday to speak with someone higher up.
What the fuck is going on? How is this kid trying to register the car on a Sunday, anyway?
[Edit] I have a signed bill of sale and cash in my pocket, can I legally just ignore this guy?