Washington, DC asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Virginia

Q: I signed a contract with a dealership, said they made a mistake and need to resign contract, the time limit expired and

Now I have to have a co-signed or cough up extra 2,200 or else they will take my car. I returned car. I was going to get refunded my downpayment but they want to charge me $900. Technically there’s no contract right? What do I do I had no idea about the time frame or deadline of having to resign contract.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Robert R Weed
Robert R Weed
  • Annandale, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: This is called a yo-yo sale scam and it's very common.

Lawyers who specialize in car dealer fraud see this a lot.

One place to look for lawyers who do that kind of work is here. https://www.consumeradvocates.org/find-an-attorney. Good luck!

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