Located in Baltimore County and near Woodlawn, Pikesville, and Milford Mill, Lochearn is the first suburb across Liberty Road from the Baltimore city line. In the other direction, you will find dealers selling Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Ford, Lexus and Volvo makes and models.
Whitney, LLP’s auto fraud lawyers represent car buyers across Maryland. We can often unwind the deal, get our client’s money back, and recover compensation for the fraud and dishonest practices.
When buying from car dealerships in the area, you need to be on the lookout for various types of overcharging and auto fraud. Some common dishonest car dealer schemes include:
- Odometer fraud
- False online price advertising
- Dealers keeping the down payment when financing is not approved
- Unauthorized credit checks
- Hidden damage and accidents
- Failing to disclose that the used car was a rental
If you have fallen victim to any of these illegal business practices, you should find a lawyer to sue a car dealership. At Whitney, LLP, we help clients sue dealerships, file lawsuits and bring claims against dealerships.
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The Car Dealership Forged My Signature
We find forgeries in about 1 of every 5 finance and lease contracts we review.
Forgery falls into a class of its own when it comes to egregious auto fraud. When your monthly payments, interest rate, amount financed or length of the contract are different, either higher or lower, from what you agreed to at the dealership, you were probably a victim of forgery.
If this happens, the dealership most likely forged your signature and submitted a false set of documents to the finance company after you left.
In many of our cases, the dealer ends up having to pay far more than it stole from the customer by forgery. If you sue a car dealership in Owings Mills, Randallstown or Woodlawn, the guilty party could even have to pay for the emotional distress you experience. Knowing that a dealer has been forging your signature can certainly be traumatizing. The car dealer fraud lawyers at Whitney, LLP, can help you when the dealer forges your signature.
Fraud and Misrepresentation at Dealerships
There are many other ways that Randallstown, Pikesville and Lochearn dealers can use misrepresentation and other deceit to take your money. Dealers often disable, tamper with or roll back the odometer to convince you that the car is newer than it actually is. Odometer fraud is a federal felony and is also grounds for a civil lawsuit. Some dealers also make false representations online about the price of a car or even its condition. Everything that goes into their online advertising must be true or else the dealer can be made to pay for the damages caused by its misrepresentation.
Moreover, car dealers love it when you drive off the lot with a car on the first visit because it gives them the ability to sneak open terms into your contract. They could later fill those in using ways that force you to pay more in a spot delivery violation. They might also ask you for an extra down payment or a deposit for a car. There is no such thing as a nonrefundable deposit and any down payment must be returned on request. Dealers often try to keep down payments when financing is not approved even though they ask you to bring the car back.
Stealing GAP Insurance and Extended Warranty payments occurs often. Customers make a claim under the policy only to find that the dealership kept the money, and there is no coverage.
Dealers often violate federal law and run credit checks on customers without permission.
Whitney, LLP can help car buyers who are victimized by these schemes.
Car Dealership Fraud Attorney Near Me in Lochearn, MD
When you need a lawyer to file a lawsuit and sue a car dealership, turn to Whitney, LLP. We know the applicable federal and state laws. This means our attorneys can help clients recover for any violations that cost them money through overcharging or other fraud. We are ready to act on your behalf.
Call Whitney, LLP today at (410) 583-8000 to schedule your Legal Consultation, or use our online contact form.