New Car Fraud
As a result of tough times for consumers, our auto fraud attorney has seen a wide range of fraudulent dealership practices in new and used car purchases recently. Dealerships are required to follow strict regulations, but many times they stray from the rules in an effort to make more money, charging the consumer much more than they should.
Many scams start with really low trade-in estimates or bait and switch changes in the price of the vehicle, but things can get worse from there. Material facts, such as the condition or price of the car must be clearly stated in the contract language in order comply with the regulations set forth by consumer protection laws.
There are many aspects of the contract that often cause confusion for the buyer. Lumping fees together is one tactic that prevents the consumer from being able to see exactly what they are paying for. The same applies where dealerships must provide one document, rather than many, to the buyer to keep the process as clear and simple as possible.
Backdated contracts, selling used cars as new, not disclosing certified defective vehicles (also known as a “lemons”) or not honoring the 10-day cancellation policy can result in the consumer being stuck with a car that will cost them much more money in the long run. The auto fraud lawyer at Consumer Action Law Group will do everything we can to fight these types of fraudulent dealership practices and get you the satisfaction that you deserve.