Infographic: Car Title Washing 2014

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Based on our research, nearly 800,000 used cars driving America’s roads right now may be part of an emerging fraud called title washing.
Here’s how the con men do it: they take rebuilt wrecks and cars with odometer issues and make them look like problem-free used cars on paper. The number 1 state for this problem is New Jersey, with 77,096 washed titles.  Nationwide, 650,000 of these cars are flood damaged or salvage vehicles.


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By | 2018-02-13T20:58:24+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Featured|3 Comments


  1. chris August 27, 2015 at 2:46 am - Reply

    In Florida, is there anything you can do about this after the fact? In my example three + years after the sale I go to trade my car in and come to find out the carfax I was shown at the original dealer was faked my car was hit in 09 and recorded with frame damage. Can I hold the dealer responsible for fraud?

    • Alicia January 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      I’m in the same boat. Carfax is worthless.

    • Nik August 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      To help others… how did you ( or the dealer where you were going to trade in the vehicle) discover the real vehicle history? What can we do to protect ourselves instead of finding out after the fact? Any tips are appreciated…


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