If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, be on the lookout for these different types of dealer fraud.
- Failure to Disclose Vehicle's Frame Damage or Accident History
- Failure to Disclose Vehicle's Prior Use
- Failure to Disclose Vehicle's Salvage Title or Lemon Law Buyback Title
- Odometer Fraud or Mileage Rollback
- Yo-Yo Financing or Spot Delivery Scam
- Advertising Fraud (Bait & Switch)
As a consumer, you are entitled to get what you pay for, so to speak. When you are entering into a binding contractual agreement to purchase a vehicle, you are entitled to know the history of the car. If the dealer deliberately does not tell you something, fabricates a story, or otherwise lies about the car's history, you may be entitled to a fraud claim.
Alternatively, dealers must be up front about the financing terms regarding your new vehicle. If a dealer attempts to suddenly change the terms to the agreement, or states that you need to return the car, or in some cases even pay a fee, something is probably amiss, and you should question their actions.
If a dealer has committed any of the types of fraud listed above, you may be able to void the transaction, and in some cases penalties for the dealer's behavior.
Consult a Consumer Protection or Lemon Law Attorney today to find out how to pursue your legal claim. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations, and some will pursue your case on a contingency fee basis.
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