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Used Car Buyers, Beware Of The Five Finger Spread

By Consumer Law PA |

Every time you pick up your phone in the morning and see the notifications you missed while you were asleep, your news feeds and social media accounts are full of frightening tales of new Internet scams.  There are Tik Tok scams and buy now pay later (BNPL) scams, and that is not even counting… Read More »

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Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Victim’s Family In Used Car Fraud Lawsuit

By Consumer Law PA |

When you buy a used car, the dealer should give you a copy of the vehicle’s Carfax report, which shows its history of sales and collisions.  If you later discover that the dealer misled you about the car’s history, either by falsifying the Carfax report or by any other means, you have the right… Read More »

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Warning Signs Of Shady Dealing At The Used Car Dealership

By Consumer Law PA |

During times when people are already in the mood to celebrate by spending money on themselves, such as after surviving Thanksgiving with their in-laws and before it is time to start buying Christmas presents for children, used car dealerships like to put up the flashy decorations and lure people in.  Behind the twinkling lights… Read More »

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Is It Used Car Fraud If The Car Self-Destructs Right After The Warranty Ends?

By Consumer Law PA |

Many big-ticket items come with the option to purchase a warranty, where the seller will repair problems that arise in a set period of time after the sale, at no cost to the buyer.  The optimist sees this as an honest business practice that saves buyers from being stuck with defective items that malfunction… Read More »

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Philadelphia Mom Sues Dealership Over False Advertising And Misrepresentation Of Car’s History

By Consumer Law PA |

A gently used car can be the best of all possible worlds.  You have probably heard that a car’s resale value decreases by thousands of dollars the minute it leaves the dealership lot.  Therefore, if you buy a car that only has a few thousand miles on its odometers, you are, for all practical… Read More »

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Westmoreland County Man Who Sold 67 Used Vehicles Under False Premises Sentenced To House Arrest

By Consumer Law PA |

Lots of buyers are on their guard as soon as they set foot in a used car dealership.  The brightly colored balloons making the dealership visible from a distance and the megawatt smiles of the sharply dressed salespeople raise red flags for car buying skeptics.  The employees at used car dealerships are willing to… Read More »

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Pennsylvania’s Lemon Law Is For New Cars, Too

By Consumer Law PA |

The difficulties of knowing how reliable a used car is before you buy it are well known.  Plenty of nice-looking cars do not show their true colors until after you drive them away from the used car dealership.  Between the fine print on all the papers you are signing and the gleaming grins and… Read More »

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Is It Theft When You Return A Lemon And The Dealership Refuses To Give You Your Money Back?

By Consumer Law PA |

When you buy a car, the dealership gives you the title to the car, indicating that you own the vehicle and that it is roadworthy.  If you finance the car, the dealership keeps the title until you have paid the car loan in full.  If the vehicle is salvaged, however, then you do not… Read More »

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Pennsylvania State Police Charge 23 Members of Alleged Used Car Fraud Ring

By Consumer Law PA |

Pennsylvania requires all new and used car dealers to be licensed through the Secretary of State’s office. Licensure helps to protect consumers against unscrupulous used car dealers who engage in questionable–if not outright illegal–sales practices. If you are purchasing a used car, you should always make sure that you are working with a licensed… Read More »

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Used Car Buying Tips

By Consumer Law PA |

Buying a used car can be a difficult endeavor, as many dealerships attempt to take advantage  of consumers by misrepresenting a vehicle’s features, charging hidden fees, and failing to honor earlier promises. While there are a few steps that potential car buyers can take to lower their chances of being defrauded by a used… Read More »

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