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Auto Fraud, Finance Fraud & Odometer Fraud

There are a number of federal and state laws designed to protect consumers from the many deceptive and unsavory practices used in connection with purchasing and financing an automobile.

For example, New York General Business Law, section 349, prohibits the making of any misrepresentation in connection with the purchase or financing of an automobile by a consumer and provides for attorney fees. New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, section 417, requires that an automobile dealer disclose to the consumer in writing whether the vehicle it offers for sale was previously used as a rental car. State law also requires dealers to disclose prior accident damage and to certify that the vehicle they are selling is safe to drive on the highways of New York State.

Federal law prohibits odometer rollbacks and prohibits deceptive financing practices through such statutes as the Truth In Lending Act and the Consumer Leasing Act. The area of consumer law is quite complicated and you should always consult a knowledgeable attorney so that you are aware of all of your rights.

If you think you have been deceived in any way in connection with the purchase, finance, or lease of your automobile, please feel free to contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.

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