• Report: #1061463

Complaint Review: Farmers Auto Insurance

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  • Submitted: Sun, June 23, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, June 23, 2013

  • Reported By: David — la honda California
Farmers Auto Insurance
23175 NW Bennett St. Hillsboro, Oregon USA

Farmers Auto Insurance - Brad Darcy - Mark Landas - Farmers Auto Insurance Extortion Scam Hillsboro Oregon

*Consumer Comment: Sue?

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  My name is David Wilson. I have a highly modified 1986 Maier Racing Mustang. I had the car appraised for 31,650 by the Automobile Appraisal Association. I took the appraisal to Farmers Insurance. They accepted the appraisal and quoted me a rate of 258.10 for a 6 month policy. After I paid for the policy they then raised my rates to 448.50. They explained that the new quote was rated by the 31,650 pay off price. They had my appraisal when they did the first quote which made this a typical bait and switch. I paid it figuring all insurance companies play this game and not worth my time or the hassle of switching. Since the first appraisal the car has had another $40k in further modifications and was going from shop to shop to have work done to it. In the middle of the modifications the car was in a front end collision. I had the car appraised again with the extra modifications. It came to 51,700. [continued below]....

..... Farmers out sourced a person to take pictures of the car. Brad Darcy of Farmers Insurance then told me he would not honor my original appraisal and would only except his Farmers Insurance appraisal. Something this important should have been explained to me in the first place before accepting my original appraisal. Being a total loss Brad Darcy then told me he wouldn’t pay out the 51,700 appraise value because I was being charged 448.50 rated by the 31,650 payoff. They then paid Ross Chandler of Auto Bid in Kansas to appraise a car he has never seen, had zero paper work on, or receipts for. When I talked Ross he told me he could NOT find any cars like mine but found Mustangs with some of the same parts as I had and gave a final value of $16,800. The 448.50 I was paying for a 31,650 pay off was now reduced to 16,800. I have been overcharged for 2 years paying 448.50 a payoff they will never intended to honor. Now we are playing the Lowball Game. Brad then explained the he expected to take my 51,700 vehicle for 16,800. On top of that Brad told me that the 40k in extra parts (engine, drivetrain, and suspension that were added) was not part of the original policy but still must stay in the car. Brad then said they will only accept the 51,700 appraisal towards their advantage to rate the buyback price. A complete double standard. I asked what the buyback price was and he said he didn’t know and they can charge whatever they want for the buyback price. Brad Darcy is forcing me to accept 16,800 for a 51,700 car, a loss of 35,000 or pay an extortion buyback price of whatever they set on the car. Brad Darcy then told me this will be a long dragged out possess and they can take as long as they want to finish this claim. I’m being scammed and extorted out of my property and need help. Here are some definitions of Extortion. Wikipedia: Extortion (also called shakedown, out wresting, and exaction) is a criminal offence of unlawfully obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion. Dictionary.com: Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Sue?

AUTHOR: MochaG - ()

If you think you are scammed and you lost your money, sue them for the different? Take the case and talk to a lawyer. Find a lawyer that agrees to get paid if you win the case.

However, you may have a hard time finding a lawyer who would accept your case. The problem is that the appraisal amount would never be based on anyone else but their own insurance company. Also, if you have your car done AFTER you agreed to pay for the insurance (contract), any modification after the contract started will never be awarded because it was not included in the original contract. Therefore, if you ever find a lawyer and win the case, you are likely to receive up to $31,650 and not more.

By the way, it is the best to find an appraiser who never knows about the history of the product he/she is apprasing because there would be no bias involved in the process.

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