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Auto dealership fraud in advertising

On Behalf of | Mar 28, 2023 | Dealer Fraud

Buying a car is a big moment in life. Thus, it can be stressful when it doesn’t serve you as intended. Unfortunately, not all auto dealers value your goal and want to help you get a reliable car. 

The Pennsylvania Lemon Law protects consumers from unsafe and defective new cars. However, despite this law being in effect, auto dealership fraud still occurs at all stages from advertising. 

This is how an auto dealer can trick you during the advertising stage.

Advertising a model that they don’t have

Some auto dealers will advertise an unavailable model to catch customers’ attention. If they do this with a model you love, the chances are you will head to the dealership, and this is when they will trick you. They may inform you that the customer who came before you purchased the last one. Then, they will start to convince you to take an available model, which is what they only had from the beginning. 

Low price

Price deception is another auto dealership fraud that occurs during advertising. A dealership may advertise a car with a significantly lower price than its competitors to get consumers to the shop. Once they arrive, they may state in addition to the advertised price, there are other additional fees, such as preparation fees and so on. The hidden fees plus the advertised price will sum to their intended amount.

Low payments

Purchasing a vehicle at lower monthly payments is a good deal. But it’s not always true. A dealership can advertise lower monthly payments, only for you to make a purchase, and the payments increase after some time.

You should be careful with vehicle adverts. If you experienced auto dealership fraud, get legal guidance to protect your rights.     

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