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November 29, 2017

Can I Call Them or What?

Hudson’s warning of a coming crackdown on dealer fraud came too late for Nissan of New Rochelle and Sansone Hyundai.

July 14, 2017

The Coming Crackdown on Dealer Fraud

Statewide sweeps should convince dealers to clear the flim-flam artists from your F&I department.

March 23, 2017

N.Y.’s Major World Charged with Predatory Sales and Finance Practices

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has filed charges against Queens-based Major World and its three used-vehicle dealerships for allegedly employing deceptive financing and sales practices that targeted low-income and immigrant consumers.

June 21, 2016

Former Credit Union CEO Charged With Fraud

The former CEO of Valor Federal Credit Union was charged with executing a scheme to defraud the credit union of approximately $718,000 to pay for his personal credit card, college tuition, his wife's birthday party, and a golf tournament sponsorship.

July 28, 2015

N.J. Consumer Affairs Division Reaches $25K Settlement with Dealer

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and AutoSource Group, a used-car dealership, have settled a lawsuit filed by the regulator earlier this year. The dealership was accused of failing to disclose the condition of its cars, among other things.

June 30, 2015

Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement

The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers.

June 10, 2015

Serra Nissan Manager Charged With Defrauding Manufacturer

Federal prosecutors have accused the general manager of Serra Nissan of directing dealership employees to falsify sales reports to receive incentive payments from the manufacturer. Earlier in the week, the dealership’s controller was arrested for fraud.

June 3, 2015

Michigan Suspends Licenses of Five Dealers

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has suspended the licenses of five Detroit used-vehicle dealers after an investigation uncovered multiple fraudulent acts, including the sale of cars containing stolen parts and record-keeping violations.

March 25, 2015

N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Used-Car Dealer

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has filed a lawsuit against a used-car dealership accused of selling used cars without disclosing prior damage and selling vehicles “as is” when they qualified for a warranty, among other things.

March 3, 2015

Mass. Dealer Sued for Selling Defective Cars

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a complaint against a used-car dealer who allegedly had customers fill out blank contracts and then charged them at least twice the agreed-upon price for defective cars.

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