Auto Fraud Attorneys
Victim of Dealership Fraud?
The Consumer Center for Resources is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping consumers fight back. We connect consumers like you with experienced attorneys across the United States who can help. Our extensive network of attorneys offer FREE consultations. Contact Us Today!
Some Signs of Auto Fraud
- Undisclosed Frame Damage
- Undisclosed Accidents
- Selling Vehicle Above Advertised Price
- Including Features Without Your Knowledge
We protect consumers from car dealers that lie.
Our Network of Attorneys Sue Car Dealerships for scams and fraud.
Has Auto Fraud Happened to You?
- You bought a car and paid more than the advertised price
- You bought a car, and it broke down soon after you drove off the lot
- You bought a car without being told it has been in an accident or it is defective or has frame damage.
- You bought a car with a warranty the dealer won’t honor, or you are being told your repair is not covered due to an exclusion.
In many states, car buyers are legally able to sue their dealer for not telling the truth about the vehicle. Our legal team gathers evidence for a lawsuit against dealers that rip off buyers. Used car dealer fraud is common. If you are a victim, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Our team will help to spot any signs of fraud and assist you in determining if you have a case.
Our Partnered Law Firms Sue Car Dealerships For...
- Selling the vehicle for more than the advertised price
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior accidents
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior use as a rental car
- Hiding and failing to disclose prior frame damage
- Hiding or failing to disclose prior engine defects and major repairs
- Breaking up the down payment into amounts to pay later [Deferred]
- Adding additional options or features without your consent
Call Us if You Want To…
- Get your money back
- Return your car to the dealer and get out of your contract
- Keep your car, but make the dealer pay for repairs or pre-existing damage
If any of the above fraud and scams apply to you, call us to get connected with an attorney in your area today!
Auto fraud encompasses a wide variety of illegal practices and dealership scams that hurt consumers. Fraudulent dealership practices cost consumers millions of dollars in unnecessary repair fees each year. Both new and used car fraud is on the rise as more vehicles are being sold by dealerships while the nation overcomes the most recent recession. Unfortunately, car dealer fraud is not typically detected until the damage has been done. The buyer has usually spent too much time and money trying to figure out what is wrong with their vehicle.
Some of the most common car dealer scams involve predatory car loans. This is when the consumer is not given all the information about the contract they are signing before they drive off the lot. We are familiar with fraudulent dealership practices, and we are happy to assist consumers with getting out of bad contracts in many cases. As the Consumer Center for Resources, we are helping consumers fight back against these predatory practices that cost millions each year.
New Car Fraud
Recently, tough economic times have led to a rise in fraudulent dealership practices for both new and used car purchases. Though dealerships must follow strict regulations, many stray from the rules in an effort to profit more, charging consumers much more than they should. Many scams involve low trade-in offers or bait-and-switch pricing. But it can get worse. Material facts like the car’s condition and price must be clearly stated in the contract per consumer protection laws.
There are many confusing contract tactics, like lumping fees together or providing multiple documents. Other common scams include backdating contracts, selling used cars as new, hiding “lemon” defects, or ignoring cancellation policies. These leave buyers stuck with expensive cars. As the Consumer Center for Resources, we help consumers fight these fraudulent practices and get them the satisfaction they deserve when dealerships break regulations meant to protect car buyers.
Used Car Fraud
The term “Used Car Salesperson” has had a bad connotation since people first started buying pre-owned vehicles. While many do a great job, there is still cause for concern. One reason consumers have a negative view of salespeople is they usually rely solely on making a commission. This can make them so eager to get a sale they cut corners and act shady. Used Car fraud has spiked during the past several years, and we have seen a number of clients fall victim to scams that are not only illegal, but dangerous.
Used cars that have failed inspection or have been involved in unreported accidents are potentially dangerous to whoever is behind the wheel. Some used car dealerships have also been known to commit odometer fraud, where they misrepresent the total number of miles the car has been driven.
Warranty fraud occurs when a dealer tells the buyer that the vehicle is still covered when the coverage has actually expired. Imagine the headache that you would have to deal with when you find out that all repair costs have to come out of your pocket for something you thought was under warranty!
Should You Sue the Dealership?
If you have been a victim of any fraudulent dealership practices mentioned above, the Consumer Center for Resources may be able to help you get satisfaction. Our network of attorneys have successfully sued car dealers for fraudulent practices on behalf of consumers just like yourself.
If you think you might have a case against a car dealership on a recent purchase, please contact us today and tell us your story. We connect consumers like you with our experienced network of attorneys. In many lawsuits against fraud dealerships, time is of the essence, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!