Cuomo: Be wary of Hurricane Sandy ‘flood car’ sales
Governor Andrew Cuomo warned consumers today to look out for used car sales that could potentially land them with storm-damaged cars.
Buyers can access a database from the National Insurance Crime Bureau to immediately check whether a used car is a “flood car” from Hurricane Sandy, or damaged from any other storm or circumstance.
Cuomo warned that around 400,000 cars were flooded after Sandy.
The database runs vehicle identification numbers (VIN) to check if the car has been declared as salvage by an insurance company participating in the NICB VINCheck program. It will report both the date of loss and the cause of damage.
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