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Someone sold me a car that has an outstanding loan against the car title. Is this a crime?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Depends on your agreement with the seller.

    If he intended to pay off the loan when he sold you the car, its probably not a crime.

    Its more of an issue of a stupid buyer than a criminal seller.

    The law presumes a buyer has enough sense to get the title when they buy a car.

    You are going to have a half dozen idiots tell you its a crime. But its not, Dealers do it every single day as a normal practice.

    Selling a car is not a crime. Defrauding a buyer is.

    Can you prove the seller didn't INTEND to pay off the car after you paid him ?

    If not or maybe either way, you are left to civil remedies.

    Sue them. Good luck with that. If the seller doesn't have anything, you wont likely recover anything.

    The crime was the buyer paying for a car without getting the title.

    NEVER do that except from a licensed dealer.

    You can TRY the police but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The biggest crime is that you didn't check the VIN with the DMV before making the purchase. Outstanding liens on cars are very easy to scope out before you make a buy. I hope the lien isn't too much and that you can get back the money owed from the seller.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is against the law to sell a car that has an outstanding lien on it because you cannot have the title transferred to you until that lien is satisfied. How can you register the car without a valid title?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most states will not transfer the title if there is a lien on it. How did you transfer it?

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes! Get legal advice.

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