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Question DetailsAsked on 2/23/2015

has anyone ever used lost title solutions? is it a scam?

i bought a car from a company, the car broke down on the way home and it took a year to get it fixed. In that time i lost the title before having it registered and the place i bought it from refuses to file for a lost title for me even tho i have offered to pay a few hundred dollars. i just need to get the title so i can get the car legal now that it is running.

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Commonly you can get an idea of whether something is a scam by googling a search phrase like this - "Lost Title Solutions" complaints and looking at complaint blobs, RipoffReprots, BBB, etc.


In this case, nothing came up that I saw in the first couple of pages and did not find a BBB listing for them - which could be good, or could mean it is a fairly new company name so no complaints showing on the web yet. Many scan companies flip from name to similar name in short periods of time to keep the regulators and complaints from catching up with them.

Here is a prior AL questions and response about that company FYI - I can't tell if the other commenter had used the company or is affiliated with them or just knows about them by word of mouth or what - https://answers.angieslist.com/Can-ca... Pay attnetion to the comments also about being able to do a title and wrecked car and such check online to see if this was a legit transfer or maybe a scam. If the title was not good before you bought the car, then you might have recourse against the dealer for selling you a "hot" car. DItto if he failed to register it if dealers taking in used cars are required to do that in your state. If the dealer refuses to provide a duplicate title, with proof of the transaction (and payment) you should be able to get a court order either verifying the sale (to give to DMV) or a court order ordering the car dealer to (at reasonable processing cost) give you a repeat signature on the document. If you do not have a copy showing the prior owner's transfer to the dealer, or if it was transferred "in the blank" meaning no buyer name filled in (illegal in many states) then you are definitely in a bind because title reconstruction would have to go back to THAT seller to resign the title transfer - and of course if he/she is not hoonest, what incentive is there to do that ? Lesson learned - register new titles/title transfers the day othe transfer,and for non-dealer transactions preferably transfer the payment check at the DMV at the time of title transfer.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services

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Every car has a unique history. Some cars may have back fees do to your DMV that you have to pay to get the title. Others could have liens on them that have to be paid. All of this must be investigated to know if your car has a chance of getting a title for it. It is not a "one size fits all."

Why dont you call the company you bought the car from to have them help you. What did your DMV tell you? It also depends on your state, each state has different rules and regulations.

Answered 4 years ago by riley3d




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