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Definition of a New Vehicle

A family bought an SUV from a new car dealership. As the vehicle was last year’s model and had only 225 miles on it the family expected to get a good price. The car dealer […]

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Broome County Auto Fraud Case Settled

Auto dealership owner, Thomas Gerow Gales, was recently charged with auto fraud. He has defrauded more than 27 customers of his dealership and must refund about $96,000. The owner of Gerow’s Auto Sales Deposit has […]

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Car Dealer Brotman’s Case of Defrauding Customers

Over a year ago, the inaugural SCM weekly Insider Newsletter headlined the indictment of classic car dealer Peter Brotman on federal charges for allegedly defrauding customers and a bank of more than $2.1 million through […]

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A Warsaw Couple Arrested For Odometer Fraud

Chad and Karen Gottschalk, a couple from Warsaw were recently charged with multiple counts of theft, odometer fraud and forgery. A police reported recently the couple was making money by the purchase and sale of […]

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Report Alleges Massive Auto Sales Fraud

Consumers are routinely bilked of hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars apiece by fraudulent auto sales representatives, according to a new report by Public Citizen, the consumer organization founded by Ralph Nader. The report, Rip-Off […]

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Dealer Auto Scam Revealed

Peter Moutafis the owner of Riverhead Suzuki, also known as Moutafis Motors and Prestigious Motors, has been charged with the auto scam for filing fake warranty claims for vehicle repairs. According to the police, these […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust the Car Dealer to Pay Off Your Loan

You should be aware that could be several problems when trading in your old vehicle for a new one. You might be tempted to leave the vehicle to the car dealer to pay off the […]

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