Dept of Consumer Affairs Says Major World Auto Is Ripping Off Consumers

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Charles Juntikka & Associates was quoted this week in a Channel 4 news story exposing alleged consumer rip-offs happening at Major World Auto. The WNBC website reported that:

“According to a petition filed by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, sales people at the Major World dealer group prepared dozens of auto loan applications containing inflated income. The false information helped unqualified buyers purchase vehicles they could not afford.”

“Sales people often negotiated the car deals in Spanish, but asked buyers to sign loan documents that had been prepared in English. “A lot of them feel really pressured,” said Ms. Salas, the Consumer Affairs Commissioner. “They would walk in and be made to wait for hours until the business was about to close. Then, they would be shown a stack of papers and were told to hurriedly sign.”

“The government complaint seeks about $750,000 in restitution for car buyers who were allegedly deceived. It also seeks to revoke licenses for several Major World dealerships.”

You can read more and watch the Channel 4 news report at this link:

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