Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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If the docs he is holding include the CA title and a NOTARIZED power of attorney that is either general (can do anything) or special (includes the right to transfer titled assets) and your contact has valid ID that he is the holder of the POA, then you're protected from fraud if you buy the car. That does not mean that if the other guy is committing fraud somewhere in there that the rightful owner may not come back for the car, but it means you're clear of any fraud charges ... although you might still have to give the car back and pursue the contact for your money back.
Third party transactions are always fraught with some manner of peril. The only way I'd proceed on that course is if I personally knew the seller or the contact, preferably both. Otherwise I'd walk away.
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