My Car Got Stolen!
||By Anna Finger
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Below is a published customer story.
Last month, I decided to get a new car for myself. I was so excited and I found the perfect car. But first, I wanted to sell the car I had been driving
around, which was in excellent condition. I thought I could get some extra money towards the new car. I cleaned out the old car and put a for-sale sign in the
window. I parked it in the street, right outside my house.
Now, I'll be honest, I didn't know anything about selling a car but I didn't think it was a difficult process. About a day and a half later, I got a call from a
guy who said he wanted to come look at the vehicle and possibly take it for a test drive. We scheduled a time for the next day and planned to meet at my house.
The man arrived and seemed very interested in the car. He showed me the cash that he brought to pay for it. He said he had been looking for a car just like mine
for a long time. I was completely thrilled and I told him to take it for a test drive while I prepared the title and the paperwork inside the house. After I handed
him the keys, he took off in the car. Meanwhile, I prepared a receipt and signed the title over.
About 15 minutes went by. Then, 30 minutes. An hour passed and I began to panic. An hour and a half went by and it was at that point that I realized my car had
been stolen. He was running a scam and he brought money with him to make it look like he was really interested in the car. Then, when he took the car for a
test drive, he never returned.
To make a long story short I called the cops and reported the car stolen. The police came to the house and I gave them description of the man. I also gave them all the information
about the car. Three days later, the car was found downtown in an alley. The car was completely stripped. The tires were gone and the seats had been ripped out.
There was spray paint all over the paintjob of the car. Insurance ended up paying out about half of what I could have sold the car for.