Types of Automobile Fraud:
- Odometer tampering, misdisclosure of the accuracy of an odometer, and misrepresentation of a vehicle’s mileage;
- Sale of wrecked cars without disclosure of that adverse history, including sale as salvage vehicles;
- Sale of flood or hurricane damaged cars without disclosure of that adverse history, including sale as salvage vehicles;
- Sale of stolen cars and cars with similar title problems (that is, nondisclosure that a car has once been stolen);
- Sale of cars with a history of mechanical problems without disclosure of that history, including cars returned to the manufacturer because of serious mechanical problems (lemon laundering);
- Sale of “gray market” vehicles, that is, vehicles that were not manufactured for sale in the United States, without disclosure of that fact;
- Misrepresentation of the number of a car’s prior owners or the vehicle’s prior use, such as use as a rental or leased car, a taxicab or a police car, or a history as a repossessed car;
- Sale of used cars without disclosing that their airbags are missing;
- Misrepresentation of demonstrators, program cars, and other used cars as new when in fact they are not;
- Nondisclosure of physical damage and subsequent repair to a new car before it is delivered to a consumer; and
- Yo-yo sales in which the consumer believes ownership has been transferred, but the dealer considers itself still to have the right to back out of the deal.
If you are experiencing any of these harassing or deceptive collection practices, call or email Stanek Law Office for a free consultation.