An Un-Named Dealership - Forgery Informative - Forged Retail Sale Installment Contract
COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- My wife purchased an automobile in her name only on November 23rd, 2007 from a dealership in South Carolina. A week later she was advised that they needed another contract signed because they had switched financing sources. SHE signed another sales contract. We attempted for 6 weeks to find out who had the contract. On Jan 19th, 2008 my wife received a statement in the mail from the financing company. In conversing about the payment I found out I was on the contract. I HAVE NOT SIGNED ANY CONTRACT IN REFERENCE TO THIS. I obtained a copy of the retail sale installment contract from the dealer on Jan. 26th, 2008 and saw that my signature and my wife's signature had been forged. I have filed an affidavit of forgery with Citi Financial Auto. I also filed a complaint with Atty. Gen.'s office of South Carolina.. I also mailed a copy of the complaint I filed with the A.G.'s office to the auto dealership's owner. I spoke with the financing company Friday and they acknowledge that both signatures are forged but will not do anything unless I file criminal charges against the company.
Also yesterday I received a call from the owner of the car dealership and he wants to meet with me on this coming Tuesday.
CUTTING TO THE CHASE...FAST FORWARD 2 MONTHS
Today is April 29th, 2008. This fiasco was finalized by a trip to Moncks Corner, S.C. yesterday and accepting a check from the owner of the company for $7,000 after signing a "NO SUE" form. Let me say that the owner of the company is very sorry that this situation occurred not only for his financial loss but he appears to hate it happened to us. My only dislike of his dealings in the way he handled the situation once he was made aware of it was requiring us to drive 390 miles round trip to resolve this. But I think I would have drove to China to get this over with. My B/P is now 20 points I bet.
My advice to all who read this: If you detect something not right with your dealings at an auto dealership is to be persistent in your dealings. Contact the dealership and owner first. If no settlement or one not to your likeing write your Atty. General, Better Business Bureau and of course MY3CENTS. Contact your local law enforcement also. While I was waiting for the owner of the company to contact us I already had written the Atty. Gen. and the finance company. DO NOT WAIT ON THE DEALERSHIP TO MAKE OFFERS. If you contact all the above ad make the dealer/owner aware of all you have contacted it whill/should put pressure on the dealer/ownerto settle.