Hi everyone ,please give me some advice.
I went to buy an hail damage car, which i looked on gumtree, seller has mentioned it was written off previously ,but now it has passed through the safety inspection from transport and has 4 months rego going on. so we made the deal, also he said he can't get road worthy certificate today, have to be tomorrow and asked me to pay some funds upfront for security and i gave him $400 advanced deposit, which was 5% of the total value. but when i back i called my insurance company, they said i can' get comprehensive insurance on this vehicle due to written off previously, but can have only third party, as i was not aware of this situation ,so i called the seller back about this , he just completely denied to refund the money and came with all silly excuses, he's blaming me now saying it's your fault and now he's not answering my calls. but i have text msg as evidence says $400 deposit, which he did to me when i hand out the money to him. so please advice me what can be done? Thanks.