While most people are not familiar with yo-yo car sales scams, many are aware of a much more timeless and widespread type of fraud: the bait and switch. Yo-yo sales fraud is just another form of bait-and-switch scams, though many Oklahoma car buyers may not recognize that they are being hoodwinked until it is too late.
How does a yo-yo car sale happen?
In many cases, the dealership hasn't even tried to determine your credit score or to get your car loan approved. Instead, it is just looking for a stronger position from which to negotiate a better deal for business. It baits you with a good financing deal, and then switches the deal after you've already agreed to take the car.
An even more despicable form of the yo-yo car sale takes place when the car dealership also claims to have sold your trade-in - whether or not it actually has. If you resist the new and unfair financing plan, or ask for your old car back, then the dealership could even threaten you with auto theft charges.
How can you avoid a yo-yo car scam altogether? Auto fraud experts warn those in the market for a vehicle to read all documents carefully before purchasing. In addition, never drive a car off the lot before your financing has been approved. In today's world, a credit check can happen quickly, and, at the very most, you will have to wait a day or two for approval. An even better idea? Arrange your own financing before you set foot on a car lot.
If you have been the victim of a yo-yo car sales fraud or have been scammed by an Oklahoma car dealership, then talk with a Lawton auto fraud attorney immediately. Too many victims of car fraud keep quiet about how they have been scammed, but this attitude just allows car dealerships to continue their illegal behaviors and shameful business practices. Get justice, and make the car dealership that stole from you take responsibility for what it did. Call Scott Ray today at (580) 248-5557, and help stop auto fraud in Oklahoma.
Scott Ray Law Firm
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Lawton, OK 75301
Phone: (580) 248-5557
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