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Monthly Archives: September 2018


Undervaluing a Vehicle Trade-in

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Used car dealer fraud can occur at essentially any stage of the purchasing process. This includes unfair or deceptive advertising, concealing the inclusion of certain add-ons in the purchase contract, selling a flood-damaged vehicle without notifying the buyer, and rolling back an odometer. While these are perhaps the most well-known schemes utilized by used… Read More »


What are Salvage Titles?

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

When someone is in the market for a used car, it is important that he or she keep an eye out for vehicles with a salvage title. Cars with this type of title are those that have been substantially damaged, usually in a previous collision, and then were deemed a total loss by the… Read More »


What is Curbstoning?

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

In Pennsylvania, lemon laws only apply to auto dealers who sell new vehicles. For this reason, many used car dealers and private sellers attempt to take advantage of buyers by using a scam called curbstoning. Curbstoning involves a dealer posing as a private seller in order to sell a vehicle. By pretending to be… Read More »


Common Types of Auto Dealer Fraud

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Both federal and state law require used car dealers to abide by certain rules when selling vehicles in Pennsylvania. For instance, dealers must disclose specific kinds of damage, including bent frames, flood damage, and problems with the transmission. Additionally, used car dealers must follow strict rules when it comes to advertising, so if you… Read More »

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