Many of my personal belongings were in a car that was repossessed last night (not my vehicle) including my medication that I have to take daily. They're saying I have to pay $300 to get my items out. Is this legal?
Pay it w/ a credit card. File a complaint with your FL atty general.
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As attorney Starke suggested use the credit card scam on the tow lot. I used to be an adjuster and dealt with many a tow lot.....all but impossible. So pay it and then call the card company and stop the payment. That or go down and try your best to smooze them. (Smooze being a technical term of art that means "make nice".) Tell them your sob story, pull on their heart strings, fake "the big one" like Red Foxx while telling them your meds will save you. Good luck.
I disagree with any suggestion to use a credit card to make payment and then challenge the payment. First, you may find out that the CC will NOT reverse charges based on fraud where you authorize them and try to defraud someone else. Second, while the tow lot may be in the wrong, IF you defraud some one out of a legitimate lien or payment obligation by duping them with a bogus payment, you could find this backfires into criminal charges or a lawsuit against you, much like stopping payment on a check to avoid mechanics liens. The issue here, other than prescription medication is that unless you can prove the personal property is YOURS, they may have issue with releasing to anyone but the vehicle owner. Your best bet is to go with the vehicle owner and and local sheriff to recover the personal property from the vehicle and there should be no charges to you whatsoever. Watch out for the bogus "inventory" charges. You may also want to retain a lawyer to send a "civil theft" notice to the tow company as this will aid in pursuing a damages claim if that is desireable later.
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