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Attorney General Josh Stein Returns Nearly $80,000 to Consumers

Attorney General Josh Stein Returns Nearly $80,000 to Consumers

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(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a settlement with DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc, over allegations that the company misrepresented its pre-sale automobile inspection process and warranty coverage and engaged in aggressive debt collection practices in North Carolina. Eligible customers will receive refunds totaling $79,933.70.  “People who are spending large amounts of their hard-earned money on their cars should not be scammed,” said Attorney General Stein. “My office will continue to hold any company that misleads people accountable for its actions.”

The settlement also prohibits DriveTime from overstating the extent of its warranty coverage and its pre-sale inspection process. In addition, DriveTime and its finance affiliate, DT Acceptance, are prohibited from communicating with consumers at their workplace when asked not to do so, as well as from communicating with anyone other than the consumer or authorized parties.

Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484


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