Bought a bakkie privately on Friday that...

Asked by Anonymous on 17-11-2020 22:32:29
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

Bought a bakkie privately on Friday that we saw on FB market place.  Guy said he has not registered vehicle in his name yet but gave a signed change of ownership signed by the person in whose name the vehicle is still registered. I did a check on the vin & engine and it did not come up as stolen. So I did an EFT and my son  went home with the vehicle, reg cert and change of ownership, after he checked it at the sellers place. At home we noticed the change of ownership is not the same signature as the one they first gave him when he checked the papers, but is now signed in another name. I phoned the seller and he said I can come fetch the form tonight and we set a time.  When I arrived at his house, he phoned me and ask me to meet him at the PnP up the street where he was waiting for his children. He said he has spot lights for the bakkie as well, if I want to buy it.  I said I am not interested at this stage. He never pitched at the PnP and also did not answer his phone again, but he read the whatsapps & voice notes.  Is there something we can do about the change of ownership?

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