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New Study on Shows Car Title Washing Facts in America

Free VIN reports provider,, offers insights into the problem of title washing with actual stats and figures as well as sound advice on how to avoid fraud on the used car market.

Kirkland, WA, November 13, 2018 --( No state in the country is immune from title washing - there are many car buyers such as Paul in Colorado who fall victims to title washing scams. The practice is so common that as high as 1 in 44 titles in some states have been title washed, legally.

However, a salvage brand doesn’t always make its way onto a title. For instance, there are cars available at an auction such as a 2018 RAM 1500 Pickup that had obviously been in a serious accident and hadn’t been repaired yet but still carried a clean title. It's enough to make repairs, give the car a new coat of paint and resell it at full Blue Book value to an unsuspecting buyer.

Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find deals like the one mentioned above. The danger to unaware car buyers is that they have no idea the car has been severely damaged in the past and may be unreliable or flat out dangerous to drive.

In many states, the practice of title washing is completely legal or the regulations are so lax that it's not hard for crooks to obtain a clean title.

Statistics collected in the report show the following states either allow title washing or have lax regulations to prevent title washing fraud.

New Jersey

North Carolina










Title Washing Scams Can Be Avoided
Title washing is so widespread that it's necessary to know the signs before signing a contract. There are some obvious signs that can indicate an altered vehicle history and knowing them can save money, time, and headaches.

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