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Posted by Christopher Fink | Dec 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

CAVEAT EMPTOR v. AUTO DEALER FRAUD

Caveat Emptor means that the buyer must beware of the purchase they are making.  Most used cars are purchased "As Is". This means the Buyer must, among other things, ask questions about the vehicle and make an inspection of the vehicle prior to securing the purchase of the vehicle.  However, auto dealers owe buyers a duty to deal in good faith.  Auto dealer fraud results when deceptive practices are used in the transaction for the vehicle.  

Auto Dealer Fraud can occur in many ways, including, upon inquiry, the dealer fails to disclose known vehicle defects, known defects in the vehicle title, fraud in the purchase price of the vehicle, fraudulent advertising or inducement to purchase, or fraudulent financing terms.  So even though the Buyer certainly should beware of the car's condition and ASK questions prior to signing the agreement, the Auto Dealer has a duty as well. It would be a smart business decision to get everything in writing and have a witness present to the transaction.

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