I have done a vehicles trade with a stranger and While I was on the process of getting a bonded title for his vehicle which was suppose to be easy to get as he said he wrecked my car totally and turned to find out that the vehicle I have has a lien on it not even under his name.
You can try to sue this stranger for your damages. If your damages are under $10,000.00 then you can sue in small claims court. It's usually difficult to go after some individuals, since collecting a judgment is often impossible with most individual defendants (rather than car dealerships.)
I wish you luck.
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