Purchasing a vehicle is one of the most important and largest investments made by an individual or family. Being ripped-off in a car purchase or finance agreement can impair the economic health and growth of a family for years to come. A faulty vehicle can not only destroy the ability to earn a living, it can put the driver and passengers in physical danger of injury or death.
Automobile sales fraud involves more than just selling defective vehicles. Even when purchasing a new vehicle a consumer can be victimized. A dishonest dealer may include charges in the finance agreement that unlawful or are for items that were never delivered to the customer. In some instances, a dishonest dealer or finance company will even go so far as to use an existing contract forge the customer’s signature on new more costly contact which is then assigned to a finance company.
It is important that a person who suspects they have been treated unfairly, deceived, or ripped-off in an auto-purchase contact legal counsel as soon as possible. There is a limited time to bring many of the claims arising from unlawful auto sales and finance transactions. Also, documents and witnesses often disappear with the passage of time. Common types of auto fraud that we may be able to assist with include:
- Sale of vehicles with an undisclosed history of wreckage
- Misrepresentation of vehicle prior use such as use as a rental car
- Finance fraud
- Unfair and deceptive auto sales practices
- False advertising
- Odometer fraud
- Failure to pay-off the loan on a trade-in vehicle
- Failure to honor a warranty