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Why was the vehicle towed, please?
It was parked in front of a closed place of business with a handicapped placard in full view. The owner of the business informed me the next day that she didn't authorize towing from her lot.
Is someone going to answer me? If so, when?
I was waiting for notification of your information
You still with me?
I'm still with you and I answered your question of why the car was towed...Got no answer from you.
Did the tow say who called or why they towed you?
If it is a private lot and the owner did not call for the tow, then no you should not have been towed
The tow didn't divulge any information. I've been told that the scam of towing cars illegally lies with the towing companies.
Yes. It has run rampant before.
If you suspect that, I suggest you will want to report it to the Attorney General's office.
The police won't help.
But if you contact the AG's office they can look into it.
Don't know if you saw my response, but the owner of the store I parked in front of, told me she hadn't authorized any towing..but she's not the owner of the property.
And that is why I said, if you suspect that the tow company acted without authorization then you need to report it
So they can be charged for the fraud
and to do that, I suggest you go to the Attorney General, because the police would not be of any help to you
Do you know how to contact the Attorney Generals office?
I will get you the information
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Tell them that you were illegally towed and you feel it is a scam to get money
And that you need the AG to investigate this matter for you.
I'll do that. Thanks for the information. I hope it helps me regain the $300 I was charged for the tow.
Yes. It should
The AG has been investigating these matters and a new report will help you get your money
Anything more you think I should know about pursuing this?
That would be the way to go. Because you need to prove that no one authorized the tow
from a private lot
The store owner said she would testify in my behalf if it came to that Would that help?
The only way to prove it is with an investigation. The police won't do it for you.
Give her name to the AG investigator
I will. She told me it was the 3rd time this month that this has happened.
One more question. do you know if I would be protected from towing merely because I had a handicapped placard?
Not that I am aware of
But it may be something in a local ordiance
You could check your City Hall for the Local laws of your town/county
I already did and they were clueless. Can I get a copy of our chat?
Well, you can request a copy of all the local laws. I cannot find those online
But the Town/City/County officials have them in a booklet form for residents
Once you accept this chat, it will convert to a Q&A formatt and you can print from there.
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