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anyone ever set fire to their own car ?
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ibod
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Sep 19, 2003, 05:29 PM
 
I just wondered if anyone has ever set fire to their own car and and claimed it was stolen and burned by some unknown car thiefs. Then putting a claim in to insurance company and get your money back for the heap of crap

It would mean admitting to a few crimes, maybe wasting police time, arson, fraud..

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Sep 19, 2003, 05:35 PM
 
A friend of a friend or something like that () burned up two....
     
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Sep 19, 2003, 05:36 PM
 
No.
     
ibod  (op)
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Sep 19, 2003, 05:46 PM
 
yeah well, Buyer beware they say , it doesnt help me as I am the buyer but I am aware that Insurance has been legally defrauding us for years. no excuse but without going into details my engine is shagged and the gimp that sold it to me probably knew it, maybe set it alight outside his house

admit your crimes here and god will not come down heavy on your ass - they dont have to be car shafting related.


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Sep 19, 2003, 06:43 PM
 
Originally posted by ibod:

admit your crimes here and god will not come down
heavy on your ass - they dont have to be car shafting related.

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Sep 19, 2003, 08:29 PM
 


The plasticine people forgive you of you vehicular arsonary



( Last edited by ibod; Sep 19, 2003 at 08:34 PM. )

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Sep 19, 2003, 08:58 PM
 

I GOT WASTED WITH PHIL SHERRY!!!
     
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Sep 19, 2003, 09:02 PM
 
Yep, i do that every week.
     
ibod  (op)
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Sep 19, 2003, 09:06 PM
 
Nice bit of car shafting, with documentary evidence to prove it was you who did it

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Sep 19, 2003, 10:08 PM
 
my friend ran his lexus into a body of water to claim it was stolen.

that crap is super bad for the environment, and our insurance rates
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Sep 20, 2003, 11:12 AM
 
I read somewhere once that someone was trying to do that, and in the process the car blew up and killed the person.

I don't think the world is any less off with that loss though.

     
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Sep 20, 2003, 11:40 AM
 
Originally posted by mixin visuals:
my friend ran his lexus into a body of water to claim it was stolen.

that crap is super bad for the environment, and our insurance rates
Yep.

An acquaintance of mine did that, too.

****nut.

Luckily, he and his friends were incredibly stupid and didn't even agree upon where exactly the car was parked when it was "stolen" when individually asked by the cops.

Basically, insurance fraud deserves jailtime IMO. It's MY insurance rates that pay for others' idiocy/greed.

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Sep 20, 2003, 11:51 AM
 
Originally posted by ibod:


The plasticine people forgive you of you vehicular arsonary

Do not need to be forgiven, the plasticine people did the burning-
while I just watched.
     
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Sep 20, 2003, 03:47 PM
 
Around 92 I was driving my Dad's Audi around. He had just got some electrical work done. Well I went to start it and it backfired, and caught on fire. Couldn't put it out, had to call the Fire Dept. Total loss. It was the fault of the company that did the electrical work. I think he bough a Merkur Scorpio.
     
   
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