N.J. used car industry still rife with abuse, agency says

November 20, 2018

New Jersey Dealers Auto Mall, in Bridgeton, N.J., has pushed for legislation that would relax regulations on the used car industry. The State Commission of Investigation says the company is a haven for consumer fraud.

By Staff

Three years after a state agency found that New Jersey’s used car industry was rife with fraud, consumers continue to get ripped off by unscrupulous dealers, investigators say in a new report.

Consumers have spent thousands of dollars for vehicles that “turned out to be thinly disguised piles of junk,” the report says, and some dealers continue “to evade sales tax, to commit insurance fraud and to sell access to dealer credentials to unlicensed individuals.”

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