It won’t win an Oscar, but this movie could be useful if you’re in the market for a car.
The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition is holding a screening of its film, Driven to Defraud, at the Enoch Pratt Central Library at 6:30 p.m. today.
The movie comes at the same time that the consumer group releases a report on auto sale scams.
Yo-yo sales This is where consumers leave the dealership in a car they think they have purchased, only to be called back days or weeks later and told that the sale or financing didn’t go through for some reason. Consumers are then offered a deal with less favorable terms.
Dealer kick backs The consumer group says consumers getting financing through a dealer might pay a higher interest rate and this extra money paid on a loan is kept by the dealer or split with the lender.
Rebuilt wrecks Previous damaged vehicles must be clearly labeled, but that doesn’t always happen, the consumer group said. Instead, people waste big bucks for rebuilt wrecks.
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