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FTC Approves Consent Order in Texas Dealer’s Deceptive Advertising Case

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Nine-Store Los Angeles Group Charged With Payment Packing, Yo-Yo Financing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission today charged nine Los Angeles-area dealerships and their owners with a wide range of deceptive, and unfair sales and financing practices, including payment packing and using “yo-yo” finanicng tactics. According to the FTC’s announcement, this is the first time the regulator has filed an action against an auto ... Read More »

FTC Official Releases 7 Deadly Sins of Dealer Advertising

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — The Federal Trade Commission official who led the agency’s Operation Ruse Control, which resulted in 252 auto-related enforcement actions, shared this week the seven deadly sins of advertising that put dealers on her regulatory radar. Cindy Liebes, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Southeast Region, shared her list ahead of her ... Read More »

FTC Approves Final Consent Orders in Two Deceptive Ad Cases

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders involving two auto dealers that deceptively advertised the sale, financing and leasing of their vehicles. Under the settlement orders, Jim Burke Nissan of Birmingham, Ala., and Ross Nissan of El Monte, Calif., are prohibited from misrepresenting in any advertisement the cost ... Read More »

FTC Takes Action Against Two Dealer Groups for Deceptive Advertising

WASHIINGTON — Two dealer groups targeted by the Federal Trade Commission two years ago for deceptive advertising are in trouble again, the agency announced today. The two retail chains, which operate more than a dozen stores in five states, were charged with violating the administrative orders prohibiting them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying ... Read More »

Dealerships to Pay $175K For Deceptive Ads

FTC Approves Deceptive Advertising Settlement

FTC Announces Sweep Against 10 Auto Dealers