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Dealer Fraud

Dealer Fraud

Representing the rights of consumers that have been victimized by dishonest vehicle dealers!

Purchasing a new or used vehicle can be a significant investment of both time and money. In order to protect consumers, car dealers are regulated by both state and federal law, and consumers who are victimized by car dealer fraud have significant legal rights. The purchase of a vehicle is a complicated transaction with which many consumers may have little or no experience. Furthermore, modern motor vehicles are complex machines that may have significant problems that are difficult for the average car buyer to identify until it is too late.

Dealer Fraud

Car Dealer Fraud

Car dealer fraud can occur at nearly every point in a vehicle transaction and can consist either of concealing facts that are relevant to the condition of the vehicle or intentionally or unintentionally  misrepresenting such facts. Some common examples of car dealer fraud include the following:

  • Deceptive advertising
  • Improperly inflating the invoice price
  • Undervaluing trade-ins
  • Misrepresenting a vehicle as new
  • Concealing previous damage
  • Nondisclosure of a salvage title
  • Rolling back an odometer
  • Bait and switch tactics
  • Fraudulent inspections
  • Warranty fraud

In order to recover for car dealer fraud, victims often bring a state fraud claim against the dealer or dealership. In order to successfully prevail in this type of claim, a consumer must be able to show that the dealer failed to disclose or intentionally mispresented certain facts and that the omission or misrepresentation resulted in financial harm. In many cases, successfully establishing these facts requires the collection and presentation of a significant amount of evidence, which can take the form of reviewing of the documents associated with the sale, vehicle inspections, expert witness testimony, and an analysis of industry standards. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who believes that he or she was the victim of car dealer fraud to retain legal counsel.

Car Dealer Fraud

New Jersey Lemon Law Attorney

Individuals who believe that they have been the victims of car dealer fraud should discuss their legal options with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. In many cases, consumers may be able to successfully assert a fraud claim against the dealer or dealership and recover compensation for their losses. Even in instances where fraud did not occur, people who purchase vehicles with significant problems may be able to bring a New Jersey Lemon Law claim. To schedule a free consultation with New Jersey Lemon Law lawyer David W. Polsky, call our office today at 973-686-9787. If we accept your case, you will never pay any legal fees!