How not to be fooled by buying a stolen car

In the USA, the number of car thefts has been steadily decreasing for years, which is a very positive result of the enrichment of the society and the widespread availability of cars for every pocket. However, the problem of stolen cars offered on the aftermarket has not disappeared completely. You can still climb a good mine and have great unpleasantness because of that. This article tells you how not to be fooled by buying a stolen car.
Too attractive a price
This is always a bad sign. Do not hope that by some great coincidence you will be able to find a real opportunity. In the age of online advertising portals and the possibility of instant comparison of market prices, this simply does not happen.
The very low price expected by the seller is due either to the poor condition of the vehicle or to the fact that it is stolen. It very rarely happens that it is about an urgent trip or the need to obtain money for treatment.
Strange behaviour of the seller
If the seller arranges with you to see the car at night, in the forest, generally on the sidelines of civilisation, and not at home or in a public place, you may start to suspect that something is not playing here. The seller probably wants to avoid the view of city surveillance cameras and the risk of them being recognized by possible witnesses.
Never agree to a visual inspection at an unusual time or place. The seller should show the car in front of his home, possibly in the car park of a shopping centre or in the centre of the town.
Incomplete documentation
The car does not have a registration certificate, service book or any documents proving its purchase? Escape as far as possible! This is almost certainly a stolen car and no, even floral, translation of the seller should matter to you.
If the car comes from a legal source and a real owner, then apart from the registration certificate and the vehicle card, the car owner certainly has other documents which prove that the car was purchased by him, such as a contract of sale or service printouts.
Sales “on the go”
Here the matter is simple. If the seller does not want to sign an agreement that includes his personal data, then you are dealing with a fraudster. You must not make any contracts for the proverbial “mouth”, because it is playing with fire.
Purchasing a stolen car and discovering it afterwards is only the beginning of the problem. Under U.S. law, the purchaser may be liable for handling stolen goods. He will certainly have to return the car without the slightest chance of recovering the money.

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