New & Used Vehicle Scams
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New & Used Vehicle Scams

Representing Auto Scam Victims


California law protects vehicle buyers from unfair, deceptive and fraudulent sales practices. Whether you bought a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle, whether you purchased it from a dealership, or even on the Internet, if a fraudulent transaction occurred in California, we can help. Please complete an online form today and an attorney at Caronna, Johnson & Zamora, LLP, will provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation.

Our Partner overseeing auto fraud spent more than 15 years managing auto dealerships and knows many dealerships are reputable organizations that would not scam a customer. However, there are many scam artists out there who will take advantage of unsuspecting car buyers. We know their tricks and we will vigorously pursue them for violating California auto sales laws.

We have successfully represented clients who were victims of all types of auto scams, including:

Bait and Switch Advertising, False Advertising

Did you come in asking for the advertised vehicle at the advertised price, but were switched to a more expensive model? The sales person may have told you there are no more vehicles. You may have even been charged more than the advertised price for a vehicle advertised in the media or on the internet. Were you told you have to pay a higher price due to your credit score? These are common false advertising schemes.

Odometer Fraud

Deceitful dealers roll back or replace odometers so they can charge more for the vehicle to defraud their unsuspecting customers.

Non-disclosure of Vehicle History

Is the vehicle you purchased a rebuilt wreck, former rental car, government, salvaged, or taxi vehicle? If the true prior history as to one of the above is known and not disclosed to you, you may have been defrauded.

When you buy a car, truck, SUV, boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicle (RV) or any other motor vehicle, you have rights protected under California state law. If the car dealer you purchased your vehicle from violated your rights, we will help you recover financial compensation. We have helped get justice for vehicle buyers in the Palm Springs area and throughout Southern California. Please complete an online form today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

From offices in Rancho Mirage in Southern California, the attorneys of Caronna, Johnson & Zamora, LLP represent clients throughout the Inland Empire including the Coachella Valley cities of Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, and Indian Wells; the Imperial Valley cities of El Centro, Brawley, and Calexico; High Desert communities including Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Joshua Tree, Palmdale, Lancaster, Victorville, and Apple Valley; San Bernardino County communities such as Redlands, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Rialto, and Fontana; and Riverside County cities including Moreno Valley, Perris, Corona, Riverside, Banning, and Beaumont.