Do you know about this car repair scam. Should i run?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by justine77, 26th Nov, 2019.

Join Australia's most dynamic and respected property investment community
  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    2nd Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    506
    Location:
    australia
    Do you know about this car repair scam. Should i run?
    its not actually me its someone in my family. they are very concerned. someone crashed into them so it wasnt their fault and my son signed a repairers papers thinking they were going to assess and repair it. but apparently there is a scam where some repairers have in tiny writing that you have just authorised a lawyer to act on your behalf and you could e left with legal fees . apparently the legal authorities and car repair authorities have disciplined people who do this scam but it still happens. my son is concerned if he should just run or what he should do now that he is realising that the paper he signed had this. i'll see if i can send a link an article about this.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/the...-and-the-carnapping-rort-20160701-gpwd2b.html
     
  2. Phar Lap

    Phar Lap Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    1,059
    Location:
    NSW
    Never sign anything without reading it and if not sure get you own lawyer to read.
    In the case of a car accident, your insurer should be handling this on your behalf!
     
    Archaon and Lindsay_W like this.
  3. Trainee

    Trainee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24th May, 2017
    Posts:
    7,926
    Location:
    Australia
    How is your son going to ‘run’, exactly?

    if there is a copy of what he signed call the insurance company.
     
  4. Lindsay_W

    Lindsay_W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    1st Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    3,623
    Location:
    QLD/Australia Wide
    Get some legal advice if you're worried about it, not sure how helpful a property forum is going to be for this situation...
     
    bmc likes this.
  5. jrc

    jrc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    20th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    245
    Location:
    Regional NSW
    Tell him to report this to nsw law society and nsw fair trading.