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Payed 5k down payment on vehicle then cant get registered…

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Payed 5k down payment...

Payed 5k down payment on vehicle then cant get registered the dealer repossess the vehicle and refuse to give down payment back

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Georgia,2007 the problem is that he sold me the car without a valid driver license and took my money knowing that

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No they took truck yesterday and they were closed today

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I just need to know what I can do?that seems like a real rip off job if you ask me

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I told them that I would return the vehicle and get my money back and they said they were working on a solution then i hear nothing back until my truck gone
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
8 minutes wait time my ass
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I have reason to believe they took advantage of your situation with the purposes of taking your down payment and then repossessing (and thus reselling) the vehicle.

This seems like an issue of unfair business practices which could give you some compensation if you were to bring a lawsuit.

1.To establish that there was an unfair practice, there must be a representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer;

2. The representation is examined from the perspective of a consumer acting reasonably in the circumstances; and

3. The representation, omission or practice must be material enough to affect the consumer’s conduct or decision, even though no actual reliance is required.

You may not want to consider a lawsuit at this stage as there are often government and non-profit resources that may help. You may want to consider your state’s BBB chapter or the state Attorney General’s office. Both of those organizations are dedicated to fighting fraud by businesses and if you run through the analysis above, then they can probably provide more help. Plus, the industry that you are thinking of challenging here may be governed by specific rules in your state and it could trigger a broader investigation by the government as well.

What other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

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