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More Complaints About CarShop as Used Car Sales Increase
CarShop is a used car retailer with dealerships in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the U.S., as well as locations in the U.K. CarShop was previously known as CarSense in the U.S., but was acquired by the Penske Automotive Group in 2016, and rebranded globally as CarShop in March 2021. Penske Automotive now has 6 CarShop locations in the U.S. and 11 CarShop locations in the U.K.
Dealer Fraud: Trade In Fraud
As new car prices continue to rise, many consumers are looking for ways to save money and get a good deal. One way to do this may be to trade in an old car to help pay for a new one at the dealership. While many auto dealers will offer a fair price, not at all trade-ins are legitimate whether due to an underestimation or overestimation of the car’s price. If you have been the victim of a car trade-in scam, it helps to have a trustworthy attorney to rely on.
Dealer Fraud: Salvaged and Flood Damaged Vehicles
Auto dealer fraud can occur in any number of ways, particularly when businesses fail to disclose certain information to consumers. If a vehicle has been flood damaged or totaled and the insurance company signed off on a salvage title being issued, for example, this must be disclosed to potential car buyers. But let the buyer beware: there is an active market where totaled vehicles are bought and sold, costing consumers millions of dollars in losses each year.
Dealer Fraud: Odometer Rollback Fraud
Today, purchasing a preowned car can provide consumers with significant cost savings, and it is often possible to find a quality vehicle. At the same time there are risks involved, not the least of which is dealer fraud such as odometer rollbacks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost half-a-million vehicles sold each year involve some type of odometer fraud. If you believe you purchased a vehicle with a rolled back odometer, you have powerful legal recourse under state and federal consumer laws.
Dealer Fraud: New Dealer Returns
Buying or leasing a car should be a straightforward experience,however things can become complicated when auto dealers engage in fraudulent activities or make misrepresentations to car buyers. Although state and federal laws require dealers to provide information about the value of a vehicle, once common scam involves new dealer return fraud.
Dealer Fraud: Bait and Switch Advertising
As many can attest, buying a car can be a stressful process, from selecting a vehicle and negotiating a price with an auto dealer to arranging for financing. While most car dealers are reputable, others may engage in fraudulent scams, one of the most common being bait and switch advertising. If you or someone you know has been the target of auto dealer fraud, having an experienced consumer law attorney on your side is invaluable.
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