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Old 04-17-2015, 02:09 PM
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Thumbs down Bought a car with clean carfax and found out it was in an accident! Fraud!

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,, 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, 03:39 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, 02:55 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, 02:21 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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