LTO-9 warns buyers of 2nd-hand vehicles, bikes against cheaters PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 13:44

Land Transportation Office-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton has warned people planning to buy second-hand motorcycles or four-wheel vehicles to be extra cautious so that they will not be duped by the vendor and their money will not go to waste.

Abaton urged buyers of second-hand motorcyles or four-wheel vehicles especially those with prices cheaper than the fair market value to assert their rights and ask information from LTO or Highway Patrol Group if the documents of the seller are authenticated or genuine. 

“Buyer should ask first the genuine documents or the status of the units before paying the vendor,” Abaton advised.

LTO Zamboanga City District Officer Noel M. Noche reported to Director Abaton that his office has received fake motorcycle documents  from persons who want to register certain units.

After double checking recently, Noche discovered a fake document for the registration of a motorcycle.

He said the cheating vendors mislead the authorities and the buyers to gain profit from illegal deals.

Abaton also said that buyers of second-hand motorcycles or motorvehicles should be alert if they arre target of illegal vendors and should not be carried away by sweet talks.

“Buyers should verify first the authenticity of the documents from LTO9 or HPG9 before they pay it,” Abaton said.

Meanwhile, Abaton disclosed that his office is now preparing for the 3rd external audit for the renewal of the International Organization Standardization (ISO) certification 9001-2008 version. THe external audit will be conducted on the second week of April. The awarding will be done on the centennial year celebration of LTO on April 23-27,2012 at its central office in Manila. — Allen Abastillas