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  Quote 513epn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: stolen car
    Posted: 20/March/2012 at 20:12
i don't know where this is meant to go so don't abuse me for it

so my story goes, i recently purchased a motor vehicle, i did a check to see if it was stolen, written off or encumbered and it came back fine, since buying the car Ive spent about $2000 on the car and today i went to get it registration and the police were called as the car was reported stolen and i was required to go to the police station and make a statement on where i got the car from and what not. i have proof that i paid for the car and everything but the police said i could get charged still, just wanna know if that's right and if there's anyway i could recoup some of the money if not all the money Ive spent on it?

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  Quote iconoclast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2012 at 20:15
Nightmare! Can you prove that you did the relevant checks? No way the cops can charge you from what you have written. Best of luck!
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  Quote 513epn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2012 at 20:24
yeah i took the check with me today when i went to the police station, i still have all the text messages between myself and the guy i bought it from

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2012 at 20:43
If the car is stolen, unfortunately for you, it still belongs to the person from whom it was stolen. Provided you can show you bought it in good faith, it is unlikely you will be charged with receiving stolen property. But you are still out of pocket on the deal.

You need to engage a solicitor to sue the person from whom you bought the car for your losses. You may also have a case against the organisation who gave you incorrect data regarding the cars probity.
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  Quote 513epn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/March/2012 at 23:28
thanks martino, i just hope to get either the car back which is unlikely or some of the money back

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  Quote boony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/March/2012 at 16:32
What a nightmare. What sort of check was it? Some checks provide a guarantee on accuracy. Maybe there is some help there...

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/March/2012 at 17:08
Was that a REVS check? If so I'd be going for their bloody throats.
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  Quote WellsMorgan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/March/2012 at 17:10
IF you have the relevant REVS checks, and are in no way complicit with the theft, then as per Martino you are bona fide purchaser in good faith.

They cannot take the car back from you if REV came back with clear title. Thast the reason they have REVS and the new PPSR Register.
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  Quote 513epn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/March/2012 at 03:29
thanks guys for all your comments, the latest from the police station is that i have to wait a few months to find out what the go is, which i think is rubbish, ive recently lost my job as i dont have a way to get there, told them that and they dont really care

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  Quote Cat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/April/2012 at 13:49
Why not contact A Current Affair and ask them to run the story. I think it's in the public interest that these checks don't necessarily work.

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