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Re: Best Value on a VIN Check

Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:17 pm

jlv wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:33 am
jjeff wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Leftie's link worked for me and I have never been to that site before, just an FYI.
You mean you saw a report on the VIN he embedded?
(it does open the website for me and allow me to enter a VIN, but does not give a report on VIN embedded in the URL).
No the latter, I had to enter the VIN myself after the page came up.
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Re: Best Value on a VIN Check

Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:54 pm

It's quite simple: you go to the site linked above, give them the VIN (which is a public document anyway) and they will give you a vehicle history approximately comparable to the ones you pay for.
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Re: Best Value on a VIN Check

Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:36 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:31 am
You have to go through the process of entering the VIN and getting a report. I don't think that you can link a report, only the site.
Then my mistake. The site does open for me. I thought your long URL was to a report on a specific VIN.
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Re: Best Value on a VIN Check

Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:58 am

Hi all,

Thanks for replying.

Here's a very useful link:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=carhistory.on ... 8-1&ia=web

and this is one of the top hits:


This review near the top of the page that it opens on 9/5/20 fits my experience:

Dennis J Moser
1 Review
Yes just another peditory SCAM

August6, 2020
Everything As above.
The draw in. You are on the hook at a dollar.

After a bit you learn CARHISTORY has charged you a unauthorized 19 dollars plus. You do not expect any integrity any more.

OK, 20 bucks for a few casual statistics. You eat it and move on.

And then the knife gutting comes. CARHISTORY guts you for an additional 12 months of unauthorised payments. Isn't that just grand?

Cancel your card! Send all information in to the state prosecuter. (I did) Washington state.

Bring this up in all the conversations you can.

Tell everyone!

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CodyAugust 10, 2020
Hi Dennis,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm sorry it wasn't a good one for you. Please contact me directly at manager@carhistory.us.org or call one of our friendly customer service professionals 24/7 at 1-855-482-6465 so we can attempt to provide a full refund. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,
CS Manager

Daniel PachecoAugust 18, 2020
Did same thing to me just now! Report was 1$.. and they tried to get 18.95 not once but twice off my card. Terrible!!

Your mileage may vary. I will probably spend my day registering a new CC #.



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Re: Best Value on a VIN Check - FTC Warning

Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:55 am

In case my last post was not convincing enough, the one below has what I hope is decent credibility:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/ ... port-scams

By the time I called my credit card company to cancel our current card, the company (what ever name they are using today) had posted another $19.95 payment to the card.

I will write the VA AG's office next. I doubt the US AG has any interest in prosecuting people who prey on ordinary folks.



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