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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s been a rise in one form of auto scam that’s putting potentially dangerous cars on North Carolina roads.

A study from auto group CarFax found North Carolina ranks second for the number of cases of “title-washing.” The crime occurs when con men alter documents to remove “salvage” brands on a car’s title.

Doing so removes red flags about past issues and allows the con men to sell the car at a higher price.

“This is a nationwide scam that endangers people’s lives,” said Chris Basso, spokesman for CarFax.

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