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FML - The follow-up

Today, after handing over the cash to buy my sister's car off her, she refused to sign any of the paperwork, and later put an ad on Craigslist selling the same car. I got scammed by my own sister. FML

Kassutera Say more :
I will give you an update on what has since happened: The car in question was 1500 bucks and I needed a car badly so I bought it off her and she told me she would give me the paperwork the following day for it. Being she is my sister I trusted her to give me the papers the next day. I happened to browse Craigslist only to find an ad resembling the car I just bought off her with her phone number. I called to see if she could take the ad down because I figured that she put this up before I bought
By Kassutera - / Saturday 6 June 2015 11:15 / Canada - Niagara Falls
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It is pretty messed up, if I were op, I would just take the money from her... push her over, not punch, but just anything to hold her off basically, oh and if you do hit her tell the cops why if she even calls them. Then run and grab the money and your set. Yay.

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Well 12 you have to do it righ. Find a cyber/Internet Cafe with no cameras or cover your face and make the post off of the grid. I'm sure op learned their lesson about covering all of their bases for important things in the future.

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First, slapping anyone, even a scammer, is a crime of assault and battery (unless in self-defense). Second, posting fraudulent information online is also a crime, federal nonetheless. So, your "brilliant" advice is an invitation for a free criminal record. Nicely done, genius.

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Lmao and your uptight personality that takes things too seriously on fml amuses me (: Ps : closed fist is battery open handed slap is not. Don't ask me why laws are stupid sometimes. At least in my area it is.

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it's still a contract without the proof. a verbal contract is still viable in court. she has pretty solid proof too because of this case, she has thousands of dollars in cash on hand

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A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on! But yeah, it is legally binding and there's the fact that money has changed hands.

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#52, that is awesome that you studied law, but how do you prove a verbal contract? The sister would deny it, of course, so how can OP prove that anything was agreed upon? If someone's word was enough to win a court case, proof wouldn't be needed in any court case.

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#95 You prove oral contract just like you do any other case: with evidence. In this case, OP can present a sworn affidavit along with any other circumstantial evidence she may have. Then, the court has to decide who's telling the truth. There's your free legal advice for the day.

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yep. I bought a car off of my uncle and it was the worst mistake ever. My car is so shitty and beat up, and I can't even take it to him to fix (he's a mechanic) because he overcharges me. I still owe him money... AND my car is bound to die on me soon with all the fixing it needs and with how high the mileage is So sad he'd do that to me.

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it was my first time buying a car :/ I didn't know much about them and I trusted him because he was a mechanic, and I was desperate. It sick but at the same time I deserve it I wish I knew then what I knew now when it comes to looking for a car.

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