Q: I've paid my car off now the used car dealer is saying I owe him another $586 to get my lien release.
Lien was through Westlake Financial who said I missed my first payment (I didn't) dealer bought car back. I never signed a contract with him but he said my Westlake contract was his now. Paid car off a year ago then got a bill in the mail from dealer stating I owe him another $586. He has the lien release from Westlake Financial which I need, they keep telling me I have to get it from the dealer. Dealer never filed a lien on the vehicle nor has he contacted me for the money he claims I owe in over a year but refuses to provide my lien release unless I pay this fictitious bill, he is holding it for ransom essentially.
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