Washington, DC asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Maryland

Q: I am helping someone with their car payment but I don't think the money is going towards the car. Can I ask for proof?

She claims she is going to get her degree, make more money and pay it herself. But she won't say how much the note actually is, what bank it's going to, how much school is left, and when I wanted the account information so I could make the payment instead of dropping off the money, she said they don't accept partial payments. None of this males sense to me.

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Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Although not strictly a legal answer, a "gut" reaction to question might urge strong caution before loaning money.

Without question someone can demand proof before lending money. Moreover, if someone claims to need money to pay a specific bill it would be reasonable to make the funds payable directly to the creditor.

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