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Bought a car with clean carfax and found out it was in an accident! Fraud!

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Old 04-17-2015, 03:09 PM
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I bought a vehicle that had front end damage from a collision, which wasn't disclosed by the seller. And hed shown me a CARFAX report, which also didn't show any accident records the car was absolutely clean according to it. However, I ran a report on another website, epicvin.com, and it showed that the car was in an accident and then repaired. I don't know why this information wasn't disclosed by CARFAX, but now I'm aware that CARFAX isnt a service that can be trusted, and I won't use it again.
 
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:39 PM
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That's a really unfortunate experience, I always thought they were a reputable company
 
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:55 PM
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Are you sure that the report came from CarFax? Was it a printed report? Its so easy to modify anything printed today with Photoshop.
 
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:21 PM
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That's a good point made by badbeetlebug, because a similar thing almost happened to me. I would have been angry with CarFax, only to discover that it wasn't a true report. So take the time to verify the CarFax report that you are given
 
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one time the dealer show me clean carfax, same car just difrent vin almost did not catch the mistake until it was to late
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kadeTime View Post
one time the dealer show me clean carfax, same car just difrent vin almost did not catch the mistake until it was to late
Yeah those mistakes are very easy to overlook if you don't pay close attention and have a keen eye for detail. Luckily it seems that you caught the mistake before anything happened
 
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