Victims of fraudulent auto sales and wrongful repossessions can fight back against dishonest car companies and financing agencies. Take the first step and get an experienced, knowledgeable consumer advocacy attorney on your side today. Learn your rights and how they can be protected.
At The Law Offices of E. David Hoskins, we have more than 25 years of experience protecting the rights of consumers throughout Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. We are ready to step in and put a stop to deceitful and illegal business practices, as well as pursue any damages to which our clients might be entitled.
Please contact our Baltimore or Albany law offices online today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. You may also call our firm at 410-662-6500 (Baltimore) or 518-935-2672 (Albany) to discuss your case with attorneys E. David Hoskins.
What Is a Fraudulent Auto Sale?
Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases most consumers will make. It can also be one of the most difficult. You rely upon car dealerships to be honest and fully disclose issues that could influence your purchasing decision. Of course, this does not always occur. Many dealerships engage in dishonest or illegal practices to the detriment of their clients.
Examples of fraudulent auto sales include:
- Failing to disclose prior accidents.
- Delivering vehicles prior to credit approval (also known as “Spot Delivery”), which results in forcing a client to agree to higher rates or other non-bargained terms.
- Selling warranties that are routinely denied or other add-on services.
- Concealing add-on services that a client did not agree to purchase.
- Inflation of the vehicles’ invoice price (the price a dealership pays for the vehicle).
- Rolling back the odometer.
If you believe you have been swindled by a car dealership, speak to our firm as soon as possible. The law provides several remedies to individuals in your situation, including significant damages.
Wrongful Repossessions in Baltimore, Maryland and Surrounding Areas
Finance companies must abide by strict rules when repossessing vehicles, boats and other items. Specifically, repossession agents must not engage in any action that “breaches the peace,” including:
- Issuing threats or using other harmful language
- Seeking the assistance of law enforcement authorities
- Continuing a repossession after the owner protests
- Breaking into secured property
- Retaining personal property found in the repossessed vehicle
Other examples occur when the financing company made a mistake in the paperwork, applied payment to the wrong account, failed to notify the consumer of the sale or conducted a sale that was not commercially reasonable. It is possible that both your lender and the repossession company could be liable if they violated the law.
Contact an Experienced Auto Fraud Lawyer: Free Consultations
Contact our office today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach us in Maryland at 410-662-6500, or in New York at 518-935-2672 or via e-mail to schedule an appointment with Mr. Hoskins.
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