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I met him on Feb. 2012 on the way to work. Because we lived in the same community and worked in the same school, we became good friend to each other. On Aug. 2012, I bought new 2012 Toyota 4 Runner with his help. On May, 2014, I paid off the car loan and received the car title. On june, 2014, he wanted to buy my car with his 2006 Toyota Sienna plus certain amount cash and promise to take care of the car maintenance in future. At first, I did not want to sell the car to him. I prefer to let him to drive the car without title transfer. However, he didn't agree and insisted to buy the car. After he threatened not to keep our friendship if I did not sell the car, I agreed to sell the car to him in order to keep our very close friendship. While we were signing on the title, he requested me to fill with " gift" in stead of "sell" to void the sell tax. Thus, I wrote down " gift" on the title. I trusted him to keep his promise. However, he broken his promise after he got the car title with only his name on it. Until today, he has not pay any money to me. I tried to talk to him about the car issue. He insisted that it is the gift from me. Because I am older than hie was, he said he would keep our friendship as sister and young brother relationship if I don't argue the car anymore. Recently, I found out he has married another woman 6 months ago, during the period he kept on telling me that he was single. Now, I realized that he has been lying to me and breach the trust. I want to tell his wife about the car and our special relationship. But, he was angry with me and threatened to damage my reputation if I did tell his wife the truth. I don't know how to handle this issue. SHould I forgive him and keep sister- young brother friendship and never tell his wife about the car. I ever thought to go to small claim court to settle the dispute. But, later on, I realized both of us will be hurt badly to settle the issue that way. I need someone to guide me to solve this personal relationship in the right way. I want the justice, but I cherish friendship, too. How should I do?

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He took advantage of your friendship and ripped you off. He's not expecting you to do anything at all other than accept the situation as it is. I recommend you get all your paperwork together and take him to court. Hopefully you'll be able to prove your case. He's not much of a friend if he can do what he did to you. Personally, I would consider him a dirtbag.

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Agreed that he's not any kind of friend. Someone who treats you like this is a twit. If you can find any kind of evidence that this wasn't a gift, but rather him lying to you and cheating you, I'd take him to court. If you cannot find any evidence, I suspect a judge is unlikely to rule in your favor, unfortunately.

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HOPE YOU LEARNED YoUR LESSON. This guy is the biggest ASS-hole. Never turn over a title until you have money in your hand. Text him and tell how he betrayed you , tell him, that he took advantage of you. That he agreed to pay for the car. That he pressured you to indicate it was a gift so he could pay less taxes. See if you can get him to text back admitting what he did. This can be used in a Court of Law. I would take him to court. Tell his wife EVERYTHING by texting her hopefully she can respond via text. Ask for her help getting him to honor your verbal agreement. No Don't keep any relationship with him! HE RIPPED YOU OFF! Go to Small Claims Court, this is your only option. He has his nerve to threaten you that he'll damage your reputation. THIS IS NO FRIEND!!! If he threatens your reputation, then sue him for slander and tell him so. STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! This is not a friendship, he's a con artist. Text messages are admissible in court. Good Luck.

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I agree 100% with SKINNYGIRL. See if you can't get him to admit what he did. And tell his wife too!

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