Post Content

kaprielian  0008MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles is urging used car consumers in the Greater Springfield area to pay extra attention to vehicles with out of state Oregon titles. Reconstructed titles from Oregon are being used to mask vehicles damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

“Scammers are pretending to go across country to gain a consumer’s trust. We have seen more than 50 titles that fit this bill from Oregon,” said Registrar Rachel Kaprielian.

While water damage may be covered up in the short-term, long-term concerns include electrical system failure and safety problems.

The RMV is taking precautions in its branches and upping the scrutiny given to these types of titles; but consumers should be watchful for this type of scam. The matter has also been referred to law enforcement.

Consumers are urged to visit or www.vehiclehistory.gov or www.carfax.com/flood before making a purchase.

Red flags on these reports will include: a Damage Report Filed on 10/29/2012 indicating a Total Loss Vehicle, a New York or New Jersey Salvage Title Issued, and a Title issued by the Oregon Motor Vehicle Department.  It is important to note that even though a “Reconstructed” Title has been issued, these vehicles have potentially not undergone any type of Salvage Inspection.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension posted on Mar 27

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

The MBTA has issued a Service Alert:  No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Mar 26

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

The efforts of more than 170 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities, who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commute options, were celebrated today for helping Massachusetts to reduce traffic congestion, to promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment. The Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work