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Has a car salesperson deceived you?

On Behalf of | Jul 29, 2022 | Dealer Fraud

It’s time to upgrade your vehicle and you are looking for something new. You have an idea of what you want and are browsing the local dealerships.

At some point, it’s inevitable that you’re going to encounter a salesperson. While the majority of sales staff will act with integrity, it is not uncommon for fraud and deception to occur in this industry. Outlined below are a few things to consider before making your next vehicle purchase.

Does the deal sound too good to be true?

You’ve seen a car that you like but you’re also aware of the blue book price, and it’s out of your range. The salesperson has noticed your interest in this vehicle and has ensured you that something can be worked out. They’ve offered you a deal to make monthly payments, which seems affordable at first. The problem is that the salesperson has hidden the total amount that you’re going to have to pay, and it’s well over the blue book price. Sellers are within their rights to offer you a deal, but they cannot purposely hide any of the terms from you.

Selling you something you don’t need

Sometimes, salespeople aren’t interested in your requirements. There are occasions where you might be steered onto another vehicle, something that you really don’t need. Nonetheless, the seller has convincingly persuaded you that you could utilize this vehicle. The problem is that they have been dishonest in their sales tactics and are motivated solely by how much money they will make off of the deal.

While legitimate sales tactics are acceptable in the car industry, these cannot cross the line into fraud or misrepresentation. If you feel like you’ve been ripped off, it may be in your best interests to seek some legal guidance.

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