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Thread: HELP NEEDED MY MATE HAS BEEN SCAMMED

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    HELP NEEDED MY MATE HAS BEEN SCAMMED

    My mate sold his Megan cabrio to his girlfriend for £550 to add towards his purchase of a land rover discovery with a damaged gearbox priced at £670.
    The deal was done and the discovery was bought for £600 and repaired for an extra £500.
    My mate then taxed and insured the car to be legal on the road and used it.
    Shortly after this deal, my mate split up with this girlfriend but remained friends.
    3 days ago he found out that she went behind his back and stole the logbook of the land rover discovery from his house flat and registered it in her name behind his back and reported to the car was stolen.
    She now claims that he got land rover discovery for her and now she wants him to come and get his Megan cabrio which she paid £550 for. My mate still has a copy of the ebay advert and hopefully the seller & myself as a witness to the purchase.
    My mate has called the police but they are treating this as a civil matter and don’t want to get involved.
    The question is, what can he do.
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    Log book would have needed to be signed by him to transfer it to her name, so how did she do it behind his back? Either way, it's a civil matter (though she's reporting a criminal theft, but that's a separate issue). He will have to raise a tort of some kind... I take it there wasn't a receipt or anything for the Megan? That'd at least partially back up his story. You'll need a paper trail for evidence, an ebay seller won't count for much, he/she could easily be shown to not know who the car was being bought for.

    Really, tell your mate to get down to Citizens' Advice Bureau and they'll offer qualified advice on what to do (don't base any legal action or argument on the word of a forum member, no matter how qualified they may sound).
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    Apparently possession is 9\10 of the law...so who has the car in question now?

    If all else failed, I'd be tempted to take the Megan back, then burn the land rover.

    Also, there's a Fraud charge waiting to be tapped into this episode yet too.
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    If he can prove he paid the cash for the Land Rover, then its his. The V5 is nothing to do with ownership. All it does is shows who's liable for taxing the car

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    The registered keeper does not mean they are the owner...

    The registered keeper as to comply with tax/sorn

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    thanks for the response.
    the Landover is in my mates possession at the moment.
    burning the Landover is a no no coz we did the gearbox together and that was a lot of blood and sweat.
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    Apparently possession is 9\10 of the law...so who has the car in question now?

    If all else failed, I'd be tempted to take the Megan back, then burn the land rover.

    Also, there's a Fraud charge waiting to be tapped into this episode yet too.

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    she only did it out of spite coz he started to date another woman straight after they split up.
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    I was there when he paid for the Landrover in cash. the car wont select 1st 2nd and 3rd gear so we got a used one and stuck it on. (very heavy stuff)
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    If he can prove he paid the cash for the Land Rover, then its his. The V5 is nothing to do with ownership. All it does is shows who's liable for taxing the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady-ninja View Post
    she only did it out of spite coz he started to date another woman straight after they split up.
    Sounds about the right response from a woman then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady-ninja View Post
    thanks for the response.
    the Landover is in my mates possession at the moment.
    burning the Landover is a no no coz we did the gearbox together and that was a lot of blood and sweat.
    and for the very reason you put so much into it, personally I'd rather see it burn that her swanning around in it.

    but I understand the emotional bond you guys made with it. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by shady-ninja View Post
    she only did it out of spite coz he started to date another woman straight after they split up.
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    Put the old box back, love to see it been driven without the first 3 gears!
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    If its a civil matter, then no reason why he cant just keep it & use & if the police stop him, he can then advise to them, they stated it was a civil matter & they have no reason to be involved, one way to look at it anyway lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Sounds about the right response from a woman then!
    That's not very nice, not all women are like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocence80 View Post
    That's not very nice, not all women are like that!
    You are correct, not all woman are like that, just most of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    You are correct, not all woman are like that, just most of them!
    Tut tut

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    I've been in this position myself,

    one of my many X'es ago tried this one on me, she even tried to claim on the insurance for a stolen car, when i got a wiff that she had reported the car as stolen i went direct to the police station with the car, log book, receipt and keys, handed them all in to the officer who was involved and explained that she was just being a nasty piece of work, the police woman took one look at me and what i had on the table and just said , the cars yours, sorry about all this, have a nice life, and off i went,

    here is the real deal, who ever paid for the said car will have a receipt from the seller, who's name is on the receipt is the legal owner, the log book clearly states that the registered keeper is not the legal owner,

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