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The pressure on car salespeople often leads to fraud

On Behalf of | May 3, 2021 | Dealer Fraud

It’s a commonly held belief that car salespeople are pushy, demanding and often deceptive. While the vast majority of car salespeople engage in legal and legitimate sales techniques and have the customers’ best interests in mind, it’s also true that there are many fraudulent car salespeople who will do whatever it takes to get a deal. The pressures put on these salespeople by their managers often means that they feel they need to be deceptive.

If you have recently had a bad experience regarding a car purchase you have made, you may be starting to wonder if the treatment that you received was, in fact, legal. The following is an overview of the types of aggressive sales tactics that car salespeople often engage in. If you have been subject to any of these, you may want to consider whether you are able to file a claim.

You were drawn in by a ridiculously low price

This technique, known as bait and switch, is a commonly known technique among car dealers whereby they advertise a car on the roadside at an exceedingly low price. Once they have lured customers in, they will try to move them over to a more expensive car and try to sell it to them.

The odometer was turned back

If you purchased an older car with unrealistically low mileage, you may have been victim to the classic odometer trick. The car dealer may have manually rolled back the odometer so that the mileage seems to be less than it really is.

You were sold an old car as new

If you were sold what you thought was a new car but started experiencing problems with the mechanics or noticed some signs of wear and tear, you may have been subject to fraud.

Car dealer fraud does not only cost you money, but it could also affect your safety. Make sure that you take legal action if you believe that you have become a victim of car dealer fraud.

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