Repossessions Archives

Regulators slap bank hard for improper vehicle repossessions

Wells Fargo Bank has been on the receiving end of stern criticism over the past months for a scheme that involved more than a million fraudulently opened bank accounts. While that scandal has engulfed the company in controversy, a less-publicized scandal has mostly flown under the media's radar. Wells Fargo was recently fined $24 million by regulators for improper vehicle repossessions. The company repossessed cars from military personnel without first getting the required paperwork. 


I saw another reference to another example of repo agent violence. As reported by CU, "A homeless woman's spine was fractured when she was hit by a 30 year old Repo Man and his partner as she attempted to remove her belongings from a repossessed Honda that she had been sleeping in according to prosecutors."

Title Loan Repossessions

There now may be additional avenues to fight Title Loan repossessions.I reported last year that Pennsylvania is finally cracking down on unfair, unlawful Title loans. I get calls about these often high-interest loans very often.

Unlawful Repossessions: Holding the Vehicle Hostage

I see this scenario fairly frequently. Whatever the reason that the repossession was unlawful, the repossession company will not release the vehicle to the consumer, unless the consumer pays its fees and/or signs a Release. This happens even where the bank has instructed the repossession company to release the vehicle to the consumer. Unlawful repossessions are sticky this way.

Email The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location


1500 Walnut Street
Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Toll Free: 800-254-3497
Phone: 267-838-9654
Fax: 267-299-8079
Philadelphia Law Office Map