Certainly, people are more than familiar with the concept that when shopping for used cars, you have to keep your eyes peeled for shady deals. Unfortunately, shady sales representatives and used car dealership scammers come in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, even some large-scale dealerships that appear to have everything on the up-and-up can use backhanded tactics to take advantage of you. Sadly, folks in Brooklyn, New York, just went through that very experience.

Dealers involved with this scandal include Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, and even a used supercar dealership

A person sitting doing a car deal, potentially car leasing.
Customer at a car dealership | Getty Images

According to Lexology, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga reached a settlement with a group of car dealers. The settlement resolves allegations that they misled consumers with the advertising and sale of used cars. The resulting payouts total over $800,000 in restitution and civil penalties.


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