Over two million vehicles are sold each year in California. This presents a lot of opportunity for auto dealer to commit fraud. Unfortunately, auto fraud is a serious problem in California for new and used vehicles. An auto dealer can commit fraud prior to the sale, during the sale, and after the sale. There are numerous types of auto fraud that can be committed at each stage of the sale process. Below are a few examples of common auto fraud scenarios that we have encountered.
Prior to the sale of a new or used vehicle the following can occur:
During the sale of a new or used vehicle the following can occur:
Did the auto dealer run your credit without your permission?
Did the auto dealer run your credit with multiple finance companies without your permission?
Did the auto finance company deny your loan application and not send you an adverse notice letter?
Did the auto dealer force you to purchase gap insurance?