Law... Car dealership contract fraud
in the course of our law firm reviewing
the purchase or lease documents provided
by our potential clients for their
possible “lemon law” case, we uncover
various forms of dealer contract fraud.
The alleged fraud (not yet proven) can be
found in both purchase AND lease contracts
provided for customer signature to
“finalize” the sale or lease of the
new or used motor vehicle.
What kinds of “lemon law” claims
contain fraud? It often depends on the
elements contained in the purchase or
lease contract. Some examples of contract
fraud can be:
or non-disclosure of “negative
equity” on a trade-in.
not providing a Spanish language
contract for customers that only read
and write in Spanish.
that cannot be financed by the lender,
and improper “new” contracts are
drawn up for signature that supercede
the first contract.
in which customers are “required”
to buy certain accessories in order to
“qualify” for “special”
financing, or “qualify” for a
particular interest rate.
dealer does not list the trade-in on
the contract at all, resulting in the
customer losing the monetary value of
selling a car “guaranteeing” it
has not been in a major accident by
virtue of a “clean” title history
report given to the customer as
“assurance” at time of sale.
are often other types of dealership
contract fraud. We invite you to call our
offices if you feel you are the victim of
dealership contract/sale/lease fraud.