Public Education Campaign
Combating predatory lending, beginning with the used car industry, is a strategic priority of DCA. Goals of the public education and outreach campaign include:
- Prevention: We want to help New Yorkers avoid falling prey to predatory lending.
- Education: We want to arm New Yorkers with tips to help them make good choices at every decision point, including before they visit a dealership; before they sign; after they realize they have been harmed.
- Awareness: We want New Yorkers to know how DCA can help and how to contact us.
Avoid Predatory Lending in the Used Car Industry
The campaign advertisements highlight the over-the-top approach used by dealerships such as their eye-catching low prices and assurances about financing despite your credit scores. DCA’s campaign provides a reality check about advertised promises, reminding consumers that if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Consumer Affairs can help you avoid a bad deal at a used car dealership. View full ads
Si suena demasiado bueno para ser cierto, lo es. El Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor puede ayudarlo a evitar un mal acuerdo con un vendedor de carros usados. Ver anuncios
Need help getting your finances in order before buying a car? Make an appointment for free, one-on-one financial counseling at one of the City’s Financial Empowerment Centers
by calling 311.
If you feel that a used car dealer misled you about the price of a used car or sold you an unsafe automobile, file a complaint online
or call 311.