Ok so a friend of mine had been in an accident. It was her fault because she hit him. Her insurance company paid for all damages. The car was a rental. He returns the car. This all happened maybe 2-3 months ago. So last week she gets a call from this guy. He says she needs to send him $2000. He explains that the car rental place sold the car. They had to take it off the lot due to it being damaged from the accident. So they sell it for approx $3000. They claim the car should have been able to sell for aprox $6000. So since he had an accident and caused the value of the car to be about half, he owes them the difference. So he has been negotiating with them for this $2000 price they originally wanted $3000. He says this is why he hasn’t contacted my friend sooner, the negotiating. Anyway he says they are sending his bill to collection if he doesn’t pay the bill by this Friday. He tells my friend she needs to send him the money. If she doesn’t have it now he will pay the bill and she can send him money when she can or pay through a cc. He threatens to sue her for the money if she doesn’t pay him. He also threatens to sue for airfare since he would have to fly here from cali to take her to small claims. I tell her I never heard of anything like this, but it could be that I just never heard of anything like this. I suggested she call his bluff and let it play out, that he is just trying to scam her. Of course she’s all freaked out. She is in college and certainly can’t come up with the money for this mess. she doesn’t have time for any court nonsense. So has anyone ever heard this before. A car rental place threatening a customer for money from a car that sold after being damaged, and fixed after an accident. He also claims that the rental company is not paying for this extra money because he didn’t pay for the extra insurance coverage on the rental, the extra $15 a day you pay for the rental insurance. So what’s the advice I give her.