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My husband is a car dealer he was scammed by a potential…

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My husband is a...

My husband is a car dealer he was scammed by a potential buyer and the young man who referred the customer to me.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?

Texas, no maam

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

We have talked to the potential buyer to return the car in question we have made a police report and also voided the buyers tag

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

What are our next steps

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Gerald, Esq, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

You have been taking all the correct steps. Suing the "buyer" may be more costly than anything you can collect from him. Most of these scammers have no money to collect a judgment from. But you can certainly sue to seek a judgment for the amount owed.

Also, you can seek to have the car repossessed. Texas law allows a creditor with a lien on personal property to repossess the collateral if there is a default. Your husband can contact a local auto recoveery company to find and repossess the car for you.

I hope the information I provide is useful to you. I want you to be comfortable and satisfied with my attempt to assist you. Please, if you have ANY follow-up questions, feel free to ask.

If you ask a follow-up question and I do not respond immediately, it is because I am temporarily unavailable. I promise to respond as soon as I return. Please note that I am often unavailable Friday evening through Sunday.

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Good luck.

Please note: Information is educational and not given as legal advice. Only your local attorney can give legal advice. I can't establish or accept an attorney-client relationship with you. All posts are available for public viewing.

Kind regards,

Gerald

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