We got a refund for our clocked car but the cheque for our old car has bounced - what do we do?

We recently bought a car from a dealer only to find it had been clocked. The dealer issued a refund although we are still waiting to receive the tax money back. We also sold him our dead car for £350 and the cheque has just bounced. What can we do?

Asked on 7 June 2010 by chebish

Answered by Dan Harrison
You need to get in touch with Trading Standards immediately. This all sounds very dodgy. I also suggest that you re-post this in our legal forum. One of our legal eagles may be able to give you some advice when it comes to using the legal system to get your money back: www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/threads.htm?f=12
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