Tag: buying

Some businesses seem to have short memories. Case in point: In 2012, Billion Auto, a chain of family-owned auto dealerships, agreed to an FTC settlement order that required them not to run deceptive ads for the financing and leasing of their...

Updated (10/20/14) to reflect change in workshop location.

What defines “community”? Is it where you live? Your racial or ethnic identity? Your age? Your income? Whether you’ve served in the military? The concept of community can be very...

Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage...

As part of the FTC’s crackdown on deceptive practices related to the sale, financing, and leasing of motor vehicles, Courtesy Auto Group of Attleboro, Massachusetts has agreed to settle charges that it deceptively advertised that consumers could...

As an agency with civil law enforcement authority, the FTC likes a criminal bust as much as anyone. And, just last month, our colleagues at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) delivered a good one. Listen to...

With prices averaging more than $31,000 for a new vehicle and $17,000 for a used model from a dealership, you might consider financing or leasing your next vehicle.

Financing OptionsBefore You Buy or Lease a VehicleWhen You Apply for...

If a telemarketer calls you with a chance to make extra money by re-selling designer clothing, purses, or perfumes from your doorstep, it might seem like the ideal work-at-home situation. For scammers, it’s a great way to steal your money through...

Eyeballing that chic dress in the store window, but don’t have enough cash on hand to buy it? Maybe you need that new set of tools, but your checking account is hovering around its minimum? If the store you’re buying from offers a layaway plan,...

Shopping for a new car can be fun and exciting. It also can be stressful, wading through ads and promotions offered by dealers. But a sure fire way to deflate a deal faster than hitting a spike strip on the open highway is to show up at a...

If you teach people about everyday financial issues, like saving and shopping, credit and debt, buying a home or car, or looking for a job or paying for school, the FTC is your information destination. Consumer information from the FTC is free...

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