Repossessors tend to be a bit more open about what they're doing... if you're seeing a professional recovery setup (e.g., wrecker, wheel lift on the back of a pickup, etc) in use, it's probably a recovery agent. While they do tend to try to be a little more incognito in some instances as they're searching for the vehicle, there's no need to once they've got the vehicle.
There are certain strict procedures that an automobile repossessor must follow when he is repossessing your car. The repossessor must notify the police that such vehicle is being repossessed, you did before or after the repossession has occurred. In either case, the police should know right away that the vehicle was repossessed. If this is not the case, then the vehicles like to have been stolen.
YOU are responsible for the debt that is secured by the "stolen" car. Be sure to make a police report on the 'stolen" car.
Generally speaking, no.
The tow/repossession company has to notify the police of the repossession so the car can't be reported stolen..
In my jurisdiction they are, that way if you wake up in the morning and find your car gone we know it was not stolen.
In most states a repossessor must notify the police when they repossess a car. Contact the police to file the report and they will know if it was properly repossessed.
Because the lender repossessed the car from where ever it was after being totaled.IF you had gotten the car back after it was totaled, it couldn't have been a repossession.
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The only way to hide a car in Georgia if facing being repossessed is by filing chapter 13. If you have filed for chapter 13 it is legally ok to hide your car from being repossessed.
RepossessionCall your local dispatching service for your law enforcement. The Repo man is required to report the repo immediately to them. You could also call the bank or company that has financed your loan. In Illinois, we are required to report repossessions immediately to the police. In some cities, the police want to know BEFORE we repossess. So when you call your local P.D. to report your car stolen, they can let you know if the car has been repossessed.
IF your nae was NOT on the paperwork, you may have a hard time finding out. If it IS, then call the lender and ask about YOUR car. Or call the PD where it was alledgedly stolen.
Your insurance would be responsible for the value of your car, minus the deductible. Make sure you have a police report and a very good alibi as you could be a suspect for the theft.
Yes, but no one I know.
If your a passenger in a stolen car and know for a fact the car is stolen because the ignition was tampered with or you know the driver does not own the car then you can be charged with : 1. accessory after the fact travelling in a stolen car The only way to avoid the charge you would have to have the driver defend you by saying you did not know the car was stolen.
IF YOU DONT HAVE IT . if it was repossessed you would have been called most likely .. if it was stolen then you dont know where it is and you werent called ! If you're uncertain, contact your county Sheriff's department. Repossessors are typically required to notify law enforcement when they are repossessing a vehicle. This ensures that officers responding to any situation which should arise from the repossession knowing already what's going on, and also ensures that law enforcement doesn't have to start a tedious investigation when a car is reported stolen when it was actually repossessed.
Yes it can.
The local police or the lender can tell you who has the car.
If you want to be charged with making a false report on top of losing your car. If it has been repossessed legally, you have no real claim on it and aren't supposed to find it. Pay what is owed on it and whoever has it must produce the car.
I wanted to add to my original question...Our car was repossessed by the finance company because they said they found out someone else was using the car because of car payments being sent from a different address. AND, they stated that they wanted to see the condition of the car. I thought a car would only be repossessed if you were late on payments? I have never heard of this, so I don't know what is going on.
Many online websites allow you to check if a car has been stolen or not. At stolen car check will help you to know these details.
You send them a certified letter demanding return of the car within 3 days. If no response, report it stolen.
1)get the Vin # the vehicle identification number 2)call the police and ask them to run the Vin they should be able to tell you if it is stolen or not and what to do next