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Andy's Consumer Tip of the Day from Action News 5 in Memphis

Posted on Mon, Mar 6, 2017
curbstoningpic.jpgAction News 5 in Memphis recently published an expose on curbstoning in Tennessee. Click here to read the article by Andy Wise.

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, curbstoning, Tennessee, General Interest

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Warns of Curbstoners

Posted on Wed, Feb 8, 2017

From the Shelbyville Times-Gazette:

TNDCI.jpgThe arrival of tax season has many auto dealers putting their sales promotions into high gear. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance's (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, a part of TDCI's Regulatory Boards, reminds consumers to always conduct thorough research to ensure the auto deal you're getting isn't a scam.

"This time of year often generates a high complaint volume for Tennessee's Motor Vehicle Commission," said Motor Vehicle Commission Executive Director Paula Shaw. "Unethical parties prey on the fact that many people are receiving an instant infusion of cash that they can potentially use to buy a vehicle. If you're in the market for a car, research your options carefully to ensure you make the most of your money and prevent being scammed by a bad actor."

A prevalent scam tactic is "curbstoning." Curbstoning is the illegal sale of used vehicles under the false pretense of being the car's owner in order to evade city or state regulations. Curbstoning occurs when a person engages in the act of buying and selling used automobiles for profit but without a license, insurance, bond, sales tax number, Federal tax ID, proper local permits or legally established place of business.

Read the full article by clicking here.

Topics: Used Car Buying, curbstoning, Tennessee, scams, General Interest

Tennessee Sheriff Denies Curbstoning Accusation

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

tn-seal.pngIn December, Bradley County Tennessee Sheriff Eric Watson was accused of curbstoning. Curbstoning, the practice of selling open-title cars on the side of the road, is illegal in Tennessee. Read more details from the Chattanooga Times Free Press in the articles below.

Bradley County sheriff's used-car sales appear to exceed legal limit
Tennessee's Motor Vehicle Commission opens complaint into Bradley County sheriff
Eric Watson responds to complaint, denies 'curbstoning' allegations

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, curbstoning, Municipalities, Tennessee

Happy Holidays from Stop Curbstoning!

Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2016
happyholidays.jpgHappy Holidays to you and yours! We hope you enjoy your celebrations, and look forward to a great 2017!

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, General Interest, holiday

Buy Wisely

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Gift_Wrapped_Car_BMW_X3_slaqm2.jpgWith the holidays approaching, it's a good time to remember our tips for buying a used car from a private party. Click here for nine specific recommendations to help make sure you're dealing with a genuine by-owner sale, and not a curbstoner - an unlicensed or unethical used car dealer posing as a private party.

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, Used Car Buying, tips, Private Party, General Interest, holiday

ICYMI: Help us Stop Curbstoning

Posted on Mon, Nov 7, 2016
report-curbstoning-button.jpgYou are an integral part in the fight to Stop Curbstoning in North America. Don't forget that we've recently updated our Report Curbstoning tool. This valuable resource helps put the fight against curbstoning in your hands. Use this tool to report curbstoning in your state or province.

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, tips, Report Curbstoning, General Interest

How many curbstoners are in your state?

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016
avoiding-curbsiders-ontario.jpgHave you ever wondered just how big of a problem curbstoning is in your state? In Alabama, there are an esitmated 2,666 curbstoners curbstoning a total vehicle value of $219,716,286. Read more from the Iowa Independent Automobile Dealers Association (IIADA) by clicking here.

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, Curbstoner, curbstoning, IIADA, General Interest, alabama

Report Curbstoning

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016
report-curbstoning-button.jpgWe've recently updated the information for several states and provinces on our helpful Report Curbstoning tool. If you know of illegal activity taking place, use this resource to report it. Remember, if you're buying a used car from a private party, be smart and safe! Check out these tips for buying wisely.

Topics: Stop Curbstoning, Used Car Buying, curbstoning, tips, Private Party, Report Curbstoning, General Interest

Connect with Us!

Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2016
stop-curbstoning-logo.jpgMake sure you follow Stop Curbstoning on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

Topics: Social Media, Stop Curbstoning, General Interest

Colorado legislature rejects penalty increase for curbstoning

Posted on Fri, Aug 19, 2016
anti-curbstoning-law-passed-in-clayton-county-ga.jpgRead more from the Denver Business Journal by clicking here.

Topics: curbstoning, fines, Legislation, colorado