Bought a used car, paid for it in full, asked for title, seller said I owed $800 more in late fees & int; which I paid under

Asked over 1 year ago - Piedmont, AL

duress. Still no title, seller said before he could give me the title he needed to the change mileage on the car. I know that this is illegal, but he thinks that I am ignorant of this fact. I am a young black female. He is a prominent, white male and former county deputy and former fire chief. I went to local law enforcement who refused to do any thing.

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  1. Cameron Lee Hogan

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . More information is needed to determine the proper course of action. Was the seller a dealer or an individual selling a personal vehicle? Was there a bill of sale executed? What was the purchase price of the vehicle?

  2. A. Wilson Webb

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Your contract controls. If it provides for Late fees, then these may be charged if you have been late, even by one day. I urge you to meet with a competent consumer rights attorney. I will evaluate your case at no charge, but you must provide the contract docs and proof of payments to the Seller.

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  3. Lois R Beasley-Carlisle


    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . Sounds like you might need to sue him for fraud but before knowing that I would have to see all the documents involved. The other attorney was correct in if you are late making payments you could have a situation where you have late fees and interest charges.

    There are many factors that can affect how best to handle this matter and the best advise is usually to hire an... more

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