Basketball and hockey fans know Landover, Maryland, as the site of the old Capital Arena. Football fans now know it as the place where many NFL games are played. Located right off the Capital Beltway between Largo and Camp Springs, the area is home to new and used car dealerships such as Toyota, Hyundai and Ford.
Car dealers in Landover, Bladensburg and Bowie may resort to schemes including:
- odometer fraud,
- false online price advertising,
- spot delivery violations,
- keeping down payments and selling trade-ins when financing is not approved,
- stealing GAP and extended warranty payments,
- failing to disclose a used car’s commercial use history; and
- and running credit checks without permission.
Whitney, LLP’s auto fraud lawyers help car buyers unwind bad deals and recover compensation for unfair practices.
Here are reviews from what some of our past clients have said about us, and here are some of our past settlement results in claims and lawsuits against car dealerships. We offer Legal Consultations. Call us at (410) 583-8000, or use our online form to request your free initial consultation today.
The Car Dealership Forged My Signature
It is an unfortunate fact that dishonest Landover, Bladensburg and Camp Springs car dealers may commit forgery in the course of running their businesses.
If your monthly payments, interest rate, or loan amount is higher or lower than what you agreed to while at the dealership, it is a red flag that you may be the victim of forgery and fraud.
Other Dishonest Car Dealer Schemes
Dishonest Landover, Largo and Bowie car dealers do not have one favorite method of lying when they are trying to commit auto fraud. Instead, they have several tried-and-true schemes for overcharging. Their particular choice of scam depends on what can make them the most money under the circumstances.
One illegal action is odometer fraud, which involves the dealer disabling or rolling back the odometer to trick you into believing that it is selling you a better car. This can land a dealer in prison, and it is the basis for damages.
Another form of misrepresentation may also extend to a dealer’s online price advertising. Lying online about a car’s price is prohibited, and you may be able to get your money back when suing a car dealership for misleading advertising.
Spot delivery violations are a way that dealers prey on buyers who have bad credit. The dealer will persuade the buyer to drive the car off the lot. If financing is not approved, the dealer may try to substitute a loan at a much higher rate or other terms that are worse for the buyer. Dealers must return trade-ins and down payments when financing is not approved, and allow the customer to cancel the deal.
Whitney, LLP’s auto fraud lawyers help car buyers fight back against a variety of dealership schemes.
Car Dealership Fraud Lawyer Near Me in Landover, MD
If your complaints and phone calls have been ignored, your next step should be to contact an experienced auto fraud attorney.
When you have Whitney, LLP’s attorneys for car dealership fraud on your side, you can force the dealer to take notice of you and take action to make it right. Call the attorneys at Whitney, LLP today at (410) 583-8000, or contact us online to request your free initial consultation.