Auto Fraud and Deception Named #1 Complaint By 2009 Consumer Complaint Survey Report

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In the 2009 Consumer Complaint Survey Report released July 27, 2010, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA), and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) compiled their annual list of the "Top 10 Complaints in 2009" regarding consumer purchases. Just as it did in 2008, the "Auto" category ranked as the number one complaint that consumer protection agencies received. These complaints took the form of "misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars; lemons; faulty repairs and leasing and towing disputes."

In the state of California, consumers are protected from automotive fraud. It is against the law for used car dealers to deceive consumers by advertising a vehicle to be in better condition than it actually is. Automotive fraud not only costs consumers at the initial purchase, but in the long run, as repair issues for “hidden” vehicle defects become more complicated and expensive to deal with.

At the Law Offices of Howard D. Silver, skilled California used car fraud attorney Howard D. Silver will help protect your rights if you believe that you have been cheated by a used car dealer. Please call (855) 341-2611 for a free consultation about your situation. Howard D. Silver will fight to recover money paid to dishonest auto dealers or repair shops, and will hold the dishonest party accountable for any other related damages you may have incurred along the way.