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Do you have a gps tracker on your car?

First:

Go to your trusted mechanic and look for the gps device, usually located under or inside the dashboard of a car. You mechanic may use an rf detector or type of scanner looking for a signal being transmitted by the gps to a satellite. The transmission can happen when you start your car or intermittently every few minutes or seconds.

Also, your mechanic and trace wires from the battery to the parts of the car to justify the wires power

Click here for an internet article about locating a gps

On your car

Second:

Make a police report with your mechanic as a witness to the device, on texas penal code section 16.06. If you get an office that does not want to take the report, call another office. Get that report made! Better to make the report and then later prove that the device on your car is a gps tracking device by a professional.

Third:

Hire an attorney. Look for a civil attorney. I will be looking for attorney referrals and posting them here on this site. If you find a good attorney please let us know. Good attorney's are hard to find.

Don't hesitate to contact us! We are here to help and all our help is free! We want to put an end to illegal tracking devices forever and hold those auto dealers that use them liable for their violation of the law!

Buy a gps detector if you can't locate wires or the gps

You might find them on ebay or your local garage may already have one. Also called an rf detector.

Links to companies that sell gps devices to car lots are in the "about us" section.

When you disconnect the battery on your car any gps device will stop tracking!

Why? Because it has no power of it's own.
Educate yourself

If you just bought a used car from a dealer in the houston or surrounding area, you probably have an illegal gps device on your new used car.

Texas penal code 16.06 states that no one may place a gps locating device on your car without your consent. If you did not give consent by signing a document giving permission to have the device first placed on your vehicle, second, permission to track your location at any given time; then you have an awesome lawsuit!

A list of dealers that we "believe" use now and know have used in the past, illegal gps tracking devices:

Trumble auto sales, houston, texas

Pasadena auto planet, pasadena, tx

John parker motors, houston, tx

Auto union, houston, tx

Mega motors, south houston, tx

Smart choice auto sales, houston and pasadena

La fiesta, houston, tx

Rodeo, houston, tx

Uncle buddy's, houston, tx

Minter auto sales, houston, tx

Amazon auto sales, houston, tx

Buffalo auto sales, pasadena, tx (1 & 2)

Big horn auto sales, houston, tx

Payless car sales, pasadena, tx

Automall 59, houston, tx

Scott & sons, houston, tx

Mi tierra auto sales, houston, tx

Gray auto sales, houston, tx

Clark motors, houston, tx

Good year auto sales, houston, texas

Discount auto sales, houston, tx

Do you know of a car lot that uses gps devices?

Let us know!


Disclaimer: the owners of no-gps are in no way affiliated with any of these car sales lot and do not endorse or recommend buying a car from any used car lot without having it thoroughly checked by an outside mechanic before and after your purchase. The used car dealers listed on this page have been reportedly using gps tracking devices to track debtors and repossess financed vehicles. The information has been provided to us by either a debtor that has removed a gps device or an employee of a recovery agency that has stated to me personally that an auto has been recovered by using gps tracking software with a location tracking device permanently hardwired into the vehicle that the debtor legally owns and did not give consent to the lien holder at any time in writing to give permission to place the device on the debtors car.

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    Lyndagj May 06, 2017
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    Do you have a name of some one in Garland Texas that can help me. If not what about the Dallas/Ft Worth area?

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    John In Dallas Mar 20, 2013

    I was wondering if it is possible for a dealer to disable your car without having a GPS Device in it?

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    Be4Reals Nov 19, 2012

    Actually, on reading your post, the law actually states that you must have disclose to consumers in plain and understandable language. If you write it where a scholar can only understand, you are still in violation of the law. You write those letters yet? lol

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    Be4Reals Nov 19, 2012

    Stop Whistle Blowers? Are you for real? So, it's OK with you that businesses break the law and victimize consumers? You jerk car lot owner you. May you rot in hell where you belong.

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    StopWhistleBlowers Apr 04, 2012

    Hey Karen Hobbs AKA Whistle Blower, when people get their car repossessed and the repo fee is only $250 it is because the repo company used the GPS to find the car. If they have to investigate the person by way of skip-tracing the fee is usually $650 without a GPS. The lenders also have a choice of not financing the person any longer after a repo and requesting the entire payoff. Or they can catch up their payment and pay the repo fee and continue to finance the car. Do you have bad credit? Do you finance a car from a no credit check dealer? Do you support your family from a no credit dealer salary? You should just swallow that whistle!

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    StopWhistleBlowers Apr 04, 2012

    GPS trackers are great technology that allow people with absolutely horrible credit to purchase a nice dependable car at a reasonably low down payment for financing. Shame on the dealer for not having a disclosure form signed because most people do not read or even understand what they sign when given a large stack of papers while druling over the car that the new car dealer could not get them approved for. And shame on you whistle blowers for blabbing about how to find them and how to sue them. I think the only people that would be concerned about looking for one are the people that are not paying for there car but still shopping at the mall getting a pair of $180 Jumpman Jordans. Most people who are trying to pay on their car loans but are having trouble call the lender and make payment arrangements and would not worry if the car has a GPS tracker and may be repossessed. Don't worry though I am going to contact every dealer in the state of Texas to follow Texas Penal Code 16.06 and make sure that their lawyers write up a disclosure that only a scholar understands and keep people that have bad credit still be able to purchase a car with a reasonably low down payment. Just imaging having to put a $7000 down payment on a $13000 car if you have not so perfect credit. So think about what you say when you blow that whistle especially if you need to finance a car with a low FICO score. BTW mine is 700 and I drive a 2012 vehicle.

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    DarnThem Jun 11, 2011
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    Brenda, this is not true. And varies state by state, such as in the state of Texas it is illegal to put a tracking device on a vehicle without the owners written permission. The lien holder is NOT the owner. If you buy a car from XYZ Auto Sales and it gets titled to you, so you can go buy your registration from the state and get your vehicle inspected etc, etc... on the title you are the owner and XYZ is the lien holder.

    You, as an owner, in Texas, must give written permission for your lien holder, XYZ Auto Sales, to place a tracking device on the vehicle.

    Not getting written permission puts your lien holder in violation of Texas Penal Code 16.06 and if you check my website, no-gps.com you will see there is a link to an attorney that represents you if you are charged with violating Texas Penal Code 16.06

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    slynn1 Jun 05, 2011
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    If you completely pay off your used car, can used dealerships activate GPS on your car?

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    DarnThem Jun 05, 2011
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    Disappearing Car Act 1
    Posted by Karen Hobbs on June 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Did you ever know someone that went to the grocery store and came out and then their car was gone?

    Only moments later while on the phone with the police department to discover that it has been repossessed by a lien holder. Knowing that your move was not followed by a tow truck, sneaky little man with an extra key to your car or the actual car lot employee that you got chummy with.

    How were you found so quickly? You were only in the store for 6 minutes. How could this be?

    There are many different types of GPS programs that offer their business to car dealers. Most all will track you every minute or every five minutes. Many track your location and log it into a permanent database of locations every time you turn the key on.

    Both types of GPS units are illegal because you as the owner did not give permission for that GPS to be placed on your new or used car.

    Please get the word out, please tell anyone that you know is shopping for a used car to have the auto checked and checked again for the placement of the illegal device and get your police report made.

    YOU are the victim! Hire and attorney and get justice!

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    DarnThem Jun 05, 2011
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    No GPS!

    My name is Karen Hobbs. I have been working in the used car finance industry in Houston, Texas since the year 2000. Since then I have seen many people get behind on a car note due to illness or job loss and be the victim of a greedy car lot owner.

    I have seen car lot owners and managers illegally locate debtors when the car note was behind. The reasons given to me ranged from checking to see if the GPS tracking device was functional or a payment was a few days behind. Any reason, is illegal.

    I have seen women with small children be stranded at the grocery store. I have seen an elderly man be stranded at the hospital. I have seen a woman get her car repossessed while she was receiving her dialysis treatment, and have no way home.

    Unethical as well as illegal. You are the victim of a crime if you have a GPS tracking device on your car from a used car lot and have not given written consent to have it there. It's time to educate the public and get the word out.

    Check your car for the device, usually under the dashboard, remove it, make a police report and hire a good attorney.

    I will do anything to help anyone that has located a GPS device on a car. Including helping you prove that the car lot simply uses the devices. Please spread the word!


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    Karen


    Sites that sell GPS trackers to finance companies and car dealers:

    http://autodealergps.com/

    http://www.landairsea.com/gps-tracking-blog/auto-dealers-find-help-from-gps-tracking/

    http://www.rmtracking.com/auto-dealer-gps.php

    http://foxtraxgps.com/ft/lp-auto4.html

    http://www.gpsanywhere.com/automotive_gps_systems/index.html

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    DarnThem Jun 05, 2011
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    In Texas you have opportunity to pay it off any time, so yes, it is your vehicle. But, you can be sued and a judgement placed on you but Texas does not have wage garnishment for judgements. So, Texas is a bit different than other states. Most lien holders do not get judgements because there is no wage garnishment and they will never get paid.
    There is a total of 5 states that do not have wage garnishment for judgements, I am not sure what the other 4 are. Arkansas may be one of them.

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