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Buyer beware: Was your dream car flooded?

October 1, 2004

Valdosta - If you're in the market to buy a used vehicle, we have a warning for you.

Its common for used car dealerships to buy vehicles that have been flooded from insurance companies, clean them out, then sell them without telling a customer that it was flooded.

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine says he expects to see a lot of these schemes going on in South Georgia soon.

"We're going to see a lot of that with all the flooded cars down in Florida, in places like Valdosta on the state line, Albany, throughout South Georgia its easy pickings to bring up a car and unload it," said John Oxendine State Insurance Commissioner.

To avoid being a victim of this scheme, Oxendine says you should always research the history of a vehicle you're interested in buying.

Posted at 4:50pm by armen@walb.com