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5 Dealerships Charged with Unlawful Sales

October 16, 2017 1 Comment

Five dealerships in New York have been charged by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with unlawful car sales.

The charges stem from allegations the dealerships “sold customers ‘after-sale’ credit repair and identity theft protection services that often added thousands of dollars to the purchase price of the vehicle,” according to Rochester news station WHEC. In many cases, the customers were not aware they were purchasing these extra products.

In total, the two Manhattan dealerships and three Long Island dealerships have agreed to pay $900,000 in restitution, plus $135,000 in state fines.

What is the best way to make sure your dealership is in compliance with state and federal regulations, so as to avoid these types of charges and penalties?

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  • Jason Brink says:

    Easy. Quit selling credit repair! Instead, offer a free membership that grants them benefits and discounts to 3rd party credit repair companies. Reach out to a credit repair company and work out a referral fee that is special and unique only for your customers. I offer a membership to credit repair services facilitated by actual attorneys. The results are better and faster than any other form of credit repair. Since then, I have doubled my used car business as for my “why buy” is something that impacts the lives of my customers forever as opposed to some gimmicky lifetime warranty that is more expensive and creates years of heat once the fine print finds its way to the cusotmer’s first claim.