Take Action Against Car Title Fraud
on: October 15, 2009, 10:32 am
Most people were raised with the value of treating others the
way they would like to be treated but unfortunately in this cutthroat
society we live in these days, that value gets lost and it becomes
every man or woman for themselves. Car title fraud is a prime example
of people taking advantage of people for an easy profit. However, car
title fraud can be avoided by simply performing a vehicle title history
check, according to an article recently published on
Knowing why car title fraud exists and how it works is an important stop in
prevention. “The main reason car title fraud exists is because states lack
conformity on what constitutes a ‘salvaged car,’” states the InsuranceAgents.com
article titled, ‘Car
Title Fraud: An Introduction'. “There has been a push for the federal government
to step in and mandate what is considered a ‘salvaged car’ so there isn’t a
discrepancy between states.”
But until the feds step up to the plate, here are a few simple tasks that be
accomplished by the purchaser to avoid car title fraud.
-Perform a vehicle title history check online by running the vehicle identification
number, or VIN, of any vehicle made after 1981.
-Take a pick from any of the numerous Web sites designed to perform accurate and
timely VIN checks.
-Purchase car title insurance. This is relatively low cost and can save bundles if the buyer
runs into a fraudulent title.
Performing a vehicle title history check protects the purchaser and blows the
whistle on the fraudulent seller. It also ensures that the vehicle being purchased
has a title that accurately reflects its history.
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Staff contribution: Kyle Fitzsimmons
Contact Details: Tom Lustina
435 North LaSalle
614 286 0193