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Filing a Complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicles

You should know that DMV has limited resources to review and catalog these complaints. Your information will be reviewed by Investigations and Audits and/or Licensing Operations. Not all complaints are investigated.

Use the (Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A) to register a complaint regarding a new or used vehicle dealer, a broker, dismantler, registration service, vehicle verifier, misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates, driving school or traffic violator school. Only written complaints, submitted on this form, are accepted.

DMV investigators conduct selective investigations of these licensees and their activities, based upon the department’s priorities, patterns of misconduct and the availability of personnel. Your complaint will be kept on file in case an investigation is undertaken against this party or firm. If this occurs, you may be contacted.

You should know that, even if DMV conducts an investigation, this can only result in criminal or administrative action against the licensee, and may not result in any monetary judgment or award to you or other victims. Your only recourse to recover a financial loss, or to seek another remedy, is to consider filing a civil claim against the licensee.


Typical Complaints within the Department’s Jurisdiction:

  • Counterfeit/fraudulent/forged DMV Documents
  • Odometer Fraud
  • Dealer Did Not Transfer Registration to Buyer Within 60 Days
  • Dealer Overcharged for DMV Fees
  • Unlicensed Dealer, Dismantler, Registration Service, Driving School, etc.
  • Certain Fraudulent Misrepresentations
  • Violations of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act
  • Violations of the Moscone Vehicle Leasing Act
  • Misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates

You Should Know:

  • It is your responsibility to read and understand your vehicle sales contract before signing it.
  • The term “AS – IS” means exactly that. Inspect a potential purchase carefully, or have it checked by a mechanic.
  • Be aware there is no “cooling off” period on vehicles purchased from a dealer unless you obtain a contract cancellation option, which is available to you when buying specified used cars from a licensed dealer.
  • If you signed a contract and later decided you do not want the vehicle, you may still have to make payments, as required by the contract. You may wish to contact an attorney for assistance. Failure to pay may damage your credit. Returning the vehicle to the dealer does not cancel the contract or release you from the agreement. The dealer may have the vehicle towed elsewhere and you will be charged for towing and storage.

DMV Cannot:

  • Give legal advice or discuss a case prior to investigating a complaint.
  • Act as a go-between to settle contract terms for buyer or dealer.
  • Investigate complaints against private parties, unless the complaint is for suspected odometer mileage fraud, counterfeit/fraudulent/forged DMV documents, or they are acting as an unlicensed motor vehicle business.
  • Recover money or property for the consumer.
  • Investigate most complaints about the condition of used cars. “AS-IS” on a contract or Buyers Guide, displayed on the used car window, means you will pay all repair costs after you sign the contract, not the dealer. (Safety equipment problems are handled by the California Highway Patrol.)
  • Resolve disputes over money owed to or by another party.
  • Force a dealer to take back a vehicle after a contract is signed.
  • Investigate verbal agreements or statements, made by the dealer, about the vehicle.

Alternatives:

You can seek remedy through the courts, which may award money or order actions to help you reclaim property. To do this, you can contact a private attorney or legal aid group. Legal aid agencies may give free legal advice or represent people who cannot afford private counsel. Legal aid groups are listed in the white pages of the local telephone directory.

You may choose to file a case in Small Claims Court, where claims are limited to $5,000. Some courts provide advisors to explain procedures and prepare claims. Check for Small Claims Court in the County Government pages of local telephone directories.

Many consumers feel it is worthwhile to contact their local Better Business Bureau to register complaints regarding area businesses. Also, many local television and radio stations offer free consumer assistance through a special telephone number or address.


Other DMV Resources:

Private party vehicle sales: problems with transfer and registration.

Contact nearest DMV Field Office. Check state government section of local telephone directory for telephone number and location.


Lemon Law information

Contact New Motor Vehicle Board. Call (916) 445-1888.


Bond information for dealers gone out of business, how to file a claim against a dealer bond.

Contact DMV Occupational Licensing Unit. Call (916) 229-3126, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


To File a Record of Complaint:

Before filing a complaint with DMV, attempt to resolve the problem with the other party or firm.

If your attempts are unsuccessful, and you wish to submit information for our files, complete the enclosed Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A) and attach photocopies of all documents related to the complaint. Do not send original documents.

Refer to the back of the attached Record of Complaint Form for statewide office locations. Send the complaint and photocopied documents to the Investigations District Office closest to where the sale took place or dealer is located. Remember that civil or small claims actions are the means by which you may seek damages or reimbursement of any loss you may have suffered. DMV cannot assist you in this aspect of problem.


See web site “Consumer Information” for additional information that will assist consumers who are planning to purchase or have purchased a vehicle.

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Los Angeles is filled with the world’s most fascinating jobs. It is the mecca of the entertainment industry where you can find yourself at a bar having a drink next to some really interesting people. From models to aspiring actors, musicians, agents, chauffeurs, personal assistants, all provide the backdrop to amazing stories. There is one person that truly has the most interesting job. Meet Louie Bookout.

 

Louie Bookout of Celebrity Business Services

Starting Small but Dreaming Big

Most people first met Louie Bookout on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listings when he delivered a Mercedes to the house of celebrity Real Estate Broker Chad Rogers. What most viewers didn’t know is that Louie Bookout has been providing elite Los Angeleans hard-to-find luxury cars for years.

Bookout began his company, Celebrity Business Services, 17 years ago. Celebrity Business Services is a thriving private car dealer in a world where the words car dealer and thriving are almost never used in the same sentence. It has been nearly 30 years since Bookout came to Los Angeles to make some quick money in order to get another business started. He left the business for a short time, only to return when he realized he loved working in the car industry. Bookout began his auto sales career working at a Mercedes dealership. He started as a sales representative, moved on to sales manager, then was in line for a general manager. He dreamed of owning his own dealership someday.

One of the buyers at Bookout’s dealership was an auto broker, meaning he was a middle man between the dealership and car buyers. Many of the broker’s clients were in the entertainment industry. Bookout noticed this man did not always seem happy, and was many times very grumpy. Even while grumpy, he still managed to sell 20 cars per month. “He was selling 20 cars a month, I figured that if I was doing the same thing, with a better attitude, I could sell 40 cars a month.” Today, in the midst of a tough economy, Bookout is doing just that. He estimates he sells approximately 40 to 50 cars per month. The cars he provides range from MercedesBMWs, and Bentleys, toRolls-Royce and Range Rovers. His clients are generally in the entertainment industry, from actors and actresses to agents, business managers, and accountants to the stars. It is safe to assume that Bookout’s rolodex is a who’s who of Hollywood’s Power Players.

Servicing Hollywood’s A-List

With that kind of client list, one would expect not to have many headaches over business. And there aren’t. “Many of my clients have business managers or accountants that handle where the money is going. The biggest hurdles are when I get a referral from one of my clients and the new client isn’t as established and they don’t have handlers yet. They still handle all of there own financial responsibilities. Many times those people don’t use me the way they need to.” Bookout looks out for his clients’ best interests. He will give them advice to help figure out what is the best deal for them. He also looks out for his relationships and his client list is very private. He guards that list like a lion and won’t dish any celebrity dirt. The only way to know if a person is a client of Bookout’s is if the car has his customized logo of a B with wings attached on the license plate holder. In one way he has built a brand, but also an elite club that few have access to.

No Advertising Necessary

From his first client to today, Louie still has never done any advertising or marketing. You won’t find a web site containing information about Celebrity Buying Services. You  won’t even find his office hours posted anywhere because he doesn’t have specific times that he works. Everything is word of mouth. He estimates that his retention rate is approximately 85%. It is the “Louie process” that sells. Clients simply call and request the type of car that they want. They may tell him certain options they prefer, whether or not they exist. From there Bookout handles everything. He finds the car whether it is in Los Angeles, or Cleveland, and coaches his clients on cost and financing options. He handles all of the paperwork, and in the end, delivers the car to their home or office. All of this service at no additional cost to his customer. For that he relies on his relationships with the dealerships.

There are only a handful of private car dealers such as Louie’s Bookout’s Celebrity Buying Services and Bookout is the only one who sells nationwide. While he calls Los Angeles home, he has clients in New York, Miami, Tennessee, and is even making a name for himself with elite casino executives in Las Vegas.

Bookout feels blessed with the success that Celebrity Buying Services has had and has maintained over a 17 year period. He knows he is fortunate that he doesn’t have to wake up and go to a dealership every morning. “The world is my dealership” is what Bookout says. He can research and get information over the internet. With technology today, all that is needed is a cell phone, fax machine, and the internet. The biggest reason for his success is because he has followed the path of doing what he loves. “Do what you love to do. If you took money out of the equation, what would you want to do for a living?” Bookout pondered that question and followed that path, learning he indeed could make a living out of doing what he loved.

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Classic car restoration in Los Angeles is easer to accomplish than in other cities, most of which are less car-centric. One of the largest cities and well known for its restored muscle cars and vintage vehicles, Los Angeles has numerous shops, parts stores and artists to take advantage of.

  • When it comes to classic car restoration, Southern California holds the title. If you are looking for a car already restored to buy, this is an excellent place to look for what you want, and you’ll probably find it
  • The low riders of Los Angeles breed an artist that can produce such great paint jobs on your car that no one else will have one like it. The classic and vintage car enthusiasts have a great population of experienced painters and artists at their disposal that can do anything from simple flags to complex scenes on the hood, roof or side panels
  • Parts that can be difficult to find in other parts of the country will be easier found here, due to the population of vehicles
  • There are many car clubs and enthusiasts to join up with in the LA area. Restoring your car is a good thing, but taking it out and enjoying the company of other drivers is an incredible experience
  • Southern California is one of the best places for auction houses selling vintage cars, restored or otherwise. If you have a car in mind, you can probably find it in one of these auction houses, or they will find it for you
  • Los Angeles has all the famous runs of beaches and ocean view highways that take cars up and down the beautiful coastline. Nowhere else do you have this mix that was made so famous in the 1950s and 60s by movie stars and rock and roll groups
  • There are classes, schools and shops that offer the training you need. With all the shops around you could hardly be in a better place than to become part of one of them for your experience. There is always room for another top restoration expert

Car Restoration in California

While there are great restoration professionals across the country, California has far more of them. Also, California hosts more car shows that just about any other state in the county. California has also become known for its environmental regulations when it comes to auto related work. Not only can you find the expert restoration resources in California, you can find many opportunities to show off your newly restored car, and do it guilt free knowing that it has been restored in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.

Restoration Experts
There are nearly two-thousand, five hundred auto restoration shops listed in California. This is a staggering number, and almost guarantees you can find an expert in restoration, regardless of the type of restoration you are considering. Whether your restoration is a collector’s car, a muscle car, a hot rod, or a drifter, you will find a shop that can do the job and do it well. There are a number of shops that are featured on various network TV shows, which gives a prime opportunity to showcase some of their more difficult and prestigious restorations that are included in their portfolio.

Auto Shows
There are well over three car shows per week in California. According to one schedule, there were nearly two hundred and thirty car shows scheduled in various areas around California in the year 2010. This provides any owner of a restored or custom car an opportunity to enter it in several different shows throughout the year, which for many, is one of the primary motives for a restoration or custom creation. Show cars range from antique Model As to totally unique drifters, and appeal to a wide variety of owners and admirers alike.

Environmental Factors
There have been a variety of relatively new laws passed in California mandating that various businesses involved in the auto repair and restoration industry adhere to practices and procedures to reduce the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that were inherently produced in this type of industry. Several studies in the late 1990s proved auto repair and restoration facilities could run as efficiently and could actually lower their operating costs by using aqueous cleaning methods. The result of these studies was a significantly reduced rate of VOC production by these participating shops. The studies ultimately resulted in new regulations for all auto repair facilities in California, which means lowered VOCs, lower operating costs for shop owners, and (at least in theory) lower overall expenses for services.

 

 

 

Related Questions and Answers

Who are the Biggest Classic Car Dealers in California?

California is Classic Car heaven, so there are a number of classic car dealers in California. No matter what make and model you want to buy, if you look hard enough, you’re going to find it in California. There are two dealers in California that stand out from all the rest. Both of these dealers are located in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first, Specialty Sales has three locations to serve you better and has been in business since 1978. In business since 1989, Kassabian Motors is the other popular classic car dealer in California.

 

Where are some Classic Auto Salvage Yards in California?

There are a number of auto salvage yards in California and many of these specialize in classic cars. One of these, Memory Lane, is used by a number of cable television automotive shows. Memory Lane is located in Wilmington, California. Yardquest is a website that lists all salvage yards in California. On the Yardquest site, you can easily locate a salvage yard near you and contact them to find the part or parts that you need. Another site that lists salvage yards in California is Used Wrecking Yards. Both of these sites are excellent resources allowing you to find a salvage yard in your area.

 

Where can I find Classic Cars for Sale in Los Angeles?

You’re looking for classic cars for sale in Los Angeles. There are a number of ways that you can buy this type of car. Newspaper classifieds, eBay and classic car sales magazines are all popular ways to find cars of any type. However, you’re more comfortable dealing with a car dealer. In Los Angeles and surrounding environments, you will have a number of options. West Coast Classics is one of the largest and most popular classic car dealers in the Los Angeles area. WCC is located in Santa Monica.Chequered Flag Sales, located in Marina del Rey, specializes in classic and exotic cars.

 

Are there any Classic Car Shows in California?

Every year there are literally hundreds of classic cars shows in California. The biggest and most comprehensive listing of all of these shows available online can be found at Car Show News & Classic Auto Events. The site currently only has two shows listed for 2011, but this will change as event organizers decide on dates and places. Another good site to check out for classic car shows is OldRide.com. The HubCap Caféis another excellent resource for locating California car shows. Between the three sites listed here, you’ll be sure to find a classic car show near you

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Retro license plate proposal on the move

California lawmakers can’t roll back gas prices or revive eight-track tape players, but they soon may offer motorists something else from decades past: replica license plates.

Assembly Bill 1658 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates resembling those of the 1950s, through ’80s for a fee – $50 initially, $40 per year – to cover administrative costs and raise money for environmental projects.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat who proposed the bill, said it capitalizes on nostalgia and recent production of retro-style vehicles. “What’s old is new,” he says, “and it might make the state a little money, too.”

Plates would not be issued by the DMV until 7,500 had been ordered by the public. They would come in three classic designs, with black lettering on a yellow background, or yellow lettering on either a black or blue background.

The new plates would not be exact reproductions, however. Current plates have seven digits, for example, while those of decades past had six. Reflectivity and font-type standards also have changed through the decades.

AB 1658 received bipartisan support in the Assembly Transportation Committee, 14-0, and is awaiting action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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Please review the following links for the latest AuctionACCESS® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)AuctionACCESS Membership FAQ

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What do I get for my AuctionACCESS membership?

  • Simplified registration at more than 210 wholesale auctions and online channels across North America
  • A more secure buy and sell environment, with access limited to licensed, registered dealers and their authorized representatives
  • Exclusive offers from participating auction companies and locations
  • View registration status online, add or remove representatives on your account at any time
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New AuctionACCESS membership benefits and amenities from affiliate partners and participating auction companies will be added continually. AutoTec is currently investigating programs to assist our members with shipping, guidebooks, and advertising among other things.

For the latest, login to myACCESSsm at http://www.auctionaccess.com
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You can use your AuctionACCESS card at over 210 auctions in North America. Use our map to find the one closest to you!

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I have an AuctionACCESS card, does that mean I’m registered at all auctions?

Your AuctionACCESS card simplifies the registration process at all participating auctions. However, since each auction operates independently they each have their own business procedures and requirements. In order to register with a new auction you plan to visit please choose one of the following three options:

  • Pre-Register with the auction by using myACCESSsm.
  • Contact the auction you wish to attend prior to the sale and provide them with your AuctionACCESS number.
  • Register with the auction on the day of the sale using your AuctionACCESS card.

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My AuctionACCESS card doesn’t work, what should I do?

There are several reasons that an AuctionACCESS card might stop working. They include:

  • You are not registered at the auction at which you are trying to use the card. In this case, you will need to stop by Dealer Registration so that the auction can activate you.
  • The Dealer License or other required document for your dealership has expired since your last visit to an auction. Some auctions will temporarily deactivate a dealership under these conditions. Stop by Dealer Registration to resolve the situation.
  • Your status at the auction will not permit you to buy or sell until speaking with an auction representative in Dealer Registration. Stop by Dealer Registration to resolve the situation.
  • You’ve reported the card lost or stolen. If you find a card that you had previously reported as lost or stolen, throw it away and wait for your new card. A lost card is permanently deactivated immediately upon AutoTec’s notification of a lost or stolen card.
  • The magnetic stripe on the back of the card is dirty. An alcohol swab will clean the stripe and usually resolves this problem.
  • The magnetic stripe has been demagnetized. You will need to request a new card. You can do this in any auction’s Dealer Registration department.

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Why do you require a form of photo identification?

One of the outcomes of the tragedy of September 11th has been an increased government requirement for businesses to “know their customers”. To assist our customers with this requirement, we require a valid form of photo identification to help them recognize their buyers and sellers. Using the photo as well as the identification number from the photo identification provides the auction with the information they need to stay in government compliance. It also helps protect you against possible identity theft. Valid forms of photo identification are a state or province issued driver’s license, a state or province issued “official identification” card, a U.S., Canadian or Mexican passport, or a Mexican voter registration card.

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Is it safe to use this site for my personal information?

myACCESSsm uses an industry standard encryption scheme for all your information. Encryption helps protect your private information so that a third party cannot read it. Encryption is the scrambling of information for online transmissions back and forth between two points. AutoTec’s goal is to keep your information safe. When you fill out an online registration form or provide personal information, you transmit this information to AutoTec over the Internet. Accessing your AuctionACCESS dealership or representative information online also involves Internet transmissions between your computer and AutoTec. All online transmissions are encrypted. The effectiveness or level of security, for encryption is measured in terms of bits. 128-bit encryption is the industry standard encryption scheme currently in use. myACCESSsm requires a browser that can support 128-bit encryption.

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I’m not comfortable providing my information over the Internet. What should I do?

You can either visit any of our subscribing auctions and register there, or contact one of our Customer Service Representatives by phone at 800-665-2133 (from the US or Canada)
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My dealership information is all wrong. What should I do?

You can choose any one of three solutions for this problem:

  • Correct the information online by using myACCESSsm.
  • Contact our Customer Service Department by phone at 800-665-2133 (from the US or Canada)
    or 205-414-2700.
  • Request assistance at any of our subscribing customer locations.

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My personal information is all wrong. What should I do?

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  • Correct the information online by using myACCESSsm.
  • Contact our Customer Service Department by phone at 800-665-2133 (from the US or Canada)
    or 205-414-2700.
  • Request assistance at any of our subscribing customer locations.

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My name is spelled wrong on my card. What should I do?

Use myACCESSsm to correct your name. Be sure to request a new card after making the correction. The new card will be sent to the auction you specified for delivery within 2 weeks.

Request assistance at any of our subscribing customer locations.

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Products & Services

ADESA is your total auction solution. We offer a wide range of vehicle remarketing services—everything from transportation and titling to inspections, reconditioning and more. Save time and money when you partner with ADESA.

Marshalling

ADESA has facilities in most major markets across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our secured storage facilities provide an effective inventory management tool for our customers, and we offer value-added services including electronic inspections and upstream remarketing.

Transportation

ADESA moves thousands of vehicles through our auctions every week. We maintain alliances with leading carriers that provide our customers with flexible, responsible service. An ADESA transportation coordinator can assist you with all your vehicle moves, including upstream purchases. We can arrange to have your vehicles picked up or delivered anywhere in the country at a reasonable cost and with minimal disruption of your business operations.

Reconditioning

ADESA’s reconditioning services are designed with one purpose—to increase our customer’s profit. A clean, mechanically sound vehicle will command a higher price on the block, and we provide the services and facilities to help our customer’s maximize their profit potential. ADESA employees are well trained and dedicated. Typical reconditioning services include: paintless dent repair, glass repair, body work, wash and vacuum.

Floorplan Financing

ADESA provides dealers with floorplanning services through our sister company, Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC). All ADESA auctions have on-site financing specialists who can work with you to provide the short-term inventory funding required to successfully operate your business.

Inspections

AutoVIN, a subsidiary of ADESA, uses vehicle inspection technology at all of our auction sites. This service provides our customers with consistent, detailed vehicle condition reports that provide significant value at several points in the remarketing life cycle. In addition, by working with AutoVIN, ADESA can provide upstream inspections at dealer lots or storage facilities and feed this information onto the Web for fast, easy review.

Mechanical

ADESA sites offer a full range of mechanical services, from a quick oil change or tune-up to major mechanical repairs. A mechanically sound vehicle will command a higher price on the block; our services and facilities help our customers maximize their profit potential.

Title Services

PAR North America, a subsidiary of ADESA, is a nationwide provider of vehicle remarketing services including skip tracing, repossessions, titling, lease end-of-term and remarketing. Cutting-edge, Web-based technology connects PAR North America with its clients and vendors in a collaborative effort to facilitate these back-end operational needs.

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Manheim Financial Services (MAFS) provides floor plan inventory financing for independent car dealers and rental dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Manheim has over 90 locations across the U.S. and Canada, each of which includes a MAFS office and service-oriented staff to service our customer’s floor plan needs.

In addition, MAFS is also available in more than 125 independent non-Manheim auctions, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty Car Sales and ATC-Open. Together with the Manheim Service Centers, MAFS is available at more than 200 locations with more to come in the future.

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MAFS provides inventory financing (floor planning). Our flexible terms allow you to maximize

Dealer Benefits

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  • Easier to complete the buying process than paying cash
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MAFS also provides rental inventory financing. MAFS rental program provides all the advantages a dealer would expect from partnering with an industry leader. As complicated as the rental business can be, MAFS makes financing a rental dealer’s inventory easy.

Dealer Benefits

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MAFS offers receivables financing to selected MAFS dealers. Primarily point of sale funding, this is a full recourse program designed to complement the entire package of MAFS programs.

MAFS also has a 45 Special program. It has many of the same benefits of the Gold Card, but requires no insurance and no financials. With limited paperwork , dealers can take advantage of a MAFS floor plan quickly.

Dealer Benefits

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  • Payoff of MAFS financed vehicles is easy and seamless

MAFS also offers the following programs for unique needs:

  • Recreational Vehicles – a special financing program tailored to fit the unique needs of dealers selling driveable RV’s, tow behind campers, trailers, 5th wheel trailers,ATV’s and motorcycles.
  • BIG Truck – a special financing program tailored to fit the unique needs of dealers selling Class 6, 7 and 8 type trucks and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 19,501 lbs. and above.
  • Insurance Services – MAFS can offer dealers physical damage/open lot coverage at very competitive rates.
  • Dealers enjoy the savings associated with being part of a large group plan.

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MAFS

Manheim Financial Services (MAFS) provides floor plan inventory financing for independent car dealers and rental dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Manheim has over 90 locations across the U.S. and Canada, each of which includes a MAFS office and service-oriented staff to service our customer’s floor plan needs.

In addition, MAFS is also available in more than 125 independent non-Manheim auctions, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty Car Sales and ATC-Open. Together with the Manheim Service Centers, MAFS is available at more than 200 locations with more to come in the future.

Products:

  • MAFS Inventory Financing
  • MAFS Rental Inventory Financing
  • MAFS Receivables Funding

MAFS

MAFS Inventory Financing:

MAFS provides inventory financing (floor planning). Our flexible terms allow you to maximize

Dealer Benefits

  • Financing can increase your available working capital
  • Competitive rates make it affordable
  • Up to 90-day inventory financing for the Gold Card
  • Up to 100% financing
  • Easier to complete the buying process than paying cash
  • Provides purchasing power at over 200 auctions

MAFS Rental Inventory Financing:

MAFS also provides rental inventory financing. MAFS rental program provides all the advantages a dealer would expect from partnering with an industry leader. As complicated as the rental business can be, MAFS makes financing a rental dealer’s inventory easy.

Dealer Benefits

  • Industry leading customer service
  • Up to 24 months financing frees up capital
  • Up to 100% financing
  • Competitive rates
  • In many cases, no upfront cash on vehicle purchases
  • Convenient and flexible depreciation schedules

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MAFS Receivables Funding:

MAFS offers receivables financing to selected MAFS dealers. Primarily point of sale funding, this is a full recourse program designed to complement the entire package of MAFS programs.

MAFS also has a 45 Special program. It has many of the same benefits of the Gold Card, but requires no insurance and no financials. With limited paperwork , dealers can take advantage of a MAFS floor plan quickly.

Dealer Benefits

  • MAFS receivables funding will free up your capital to increase your sales volume, and expand your portfolio
  • Provides up to 100% financing
  • Dealer retains control of contracts
  • Dealer continues to collect & service the retail account
  • Payoff of MAFS financed vehicles is easy and seamless

MAFS also offers the following programs for unique needs:

  • Recreational Vehicles – a special financing program tailored to fit the unique needs of dealers selling driveable RV’s, tow behind campers, trailers, 5th wheel trailers,ATV’s and motorcycles.
  • BIG Truck – a special financing program tailored to fit the unique needs of dealers selling Class 6, 7 and 8 type trucks and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 19,501 lbs. and above.
  • Insurance Services – MAFS can offer dealers physical damage/open lot coverage at very competitive rates.
  • Dealers enjoy the savings associated with being part of a large group plan.

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Criminal Investigations

Each office conducts odometer fraud investigations for criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice. Our investigators also assist State agencies that enforce odometer laws and regulations. OFI
investigations resulted in over 240 criminal convictions in more than 30 States. Prison sentences ranged from one month to eight years, criminal fines totaled more than $2.8 million, and court-ordered restitutions totaled more than $10 million.

Consumer Outreach Program (COP)

This program provides assistance to consumers who suspect that they have been victimized by odometer fraud. COP responds to general inquiries and specific questions related to odometer fraud violations. Consumers are provided with information on odometer laws and odometer disclosure requirements if they
suspect fraudulent odometer tampering. Other resources may be recommended to assist them in their
pursuit. Consumers are strongly advised to consult a private attorney to determine their legal rights and
remedies in the matter. Although we do not have the authority to pursue claims on behalf of consumers, we appreciate any information we receive that may aid our overall law enforcement efforts. To provide information, consumers may call OFI at 202-366-4761 or NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY for individuals with hearing impairments: 800-424-9153). Consumers can also e-mail OFI at odometerfraud@dot.gov.

 

 

 

 

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Hints for Contacting Your State Legislator

Politics Should Be the Part-Time Job of Every Used Car Dealer

To make that letter or phone call more effective, here are some general DO’s and DON’Ts:

DO’s:

  • Be Understanding -Try to understand the problems and pressures a legislator is under.
  • Be Friendly – Stay in touch with the legislator throughout the year and contact them when you need a vote on a crucial issue.
  • Be Reasonable – Recognize that the legislator is receiving different opinions from other constituents.
  • Be Thoughtful – When your legislator votes to support you on an issue, regardless of whether you win or lose, commend and thank him or her for their effort.
  • Be Realistic – The legislative process is one of compromise. It is a give and take process that most frequently results in compromise. Recognize that you may not achieve a full legislative loaf, and be ready to settle for less.

DONT’s:

  • Don’t Hint That a Certain Bill is Not Worthwhile – or that it may corrupt the people who are likely to benefit from its passage.
  • Don’t Demand, Be Rude or Threatening – If your legislator disagrees with you on one issue, he or she may support you on another. That is the way the legislative process works – like it or not.
  • Don’t Be Deceptive – Your legislator or the legislative staff will know soon enough if you have your facts straight or if you are trying to make your plea more attractive by shading the facts in your favor.
  • Don’t Preach To or Pester the Legislator – Marshall your facts and make a clear, succinct, factual presentation. Be actual and factual.
  • Don’t Assume A Rigid Or Uncompromising Position – Your legislator represents all of his or her constituents – not just you or your organization – and does not deserve your condemnation because he/she is unable to support your legislative issue. Remember, the legislative process is one of compromise.

PHONE FACTS:

If you contact your legislator by telephone, here a a few additional rules:

  • If The State Legislature is in Session – call the Capitol office; if you make your call during a recess or on a weekend, call the legislator’s district office.
  • Ask to Speak Directly to the Legislator – and say who you are and that you are his/her constituent. If the legislator is not available, ask to speak to the legislative assistant or aide.
  • Identify Yourself – Again, mention your professional status, and again stress that you are the legislator’s constituent.
  • With those Preliminaries behind you, state the purpose of your call – Cite the bill number, if you can. Explain how the proposed legislation affects you personally or the members of your organization, and why you support or oppose it.
  • Simplify your Conversation – Discuss only one issue in each phone call.

Don’t Be Shy About Asking What the Legislator’s Position Is – In many instances, your legislator will thank you for your views and say the matter will be taken under advisement. However, if he/she expresses a position that is the same as yours, express your appreciation. If different, express your disappointment.

Finally, don’t consider that contacting your legislator is a frightening experience. Remember, he/she wants to hear from you. Your vote and your support are important to him/her to stay in office.

odometer fraud can set you back millions

By Robert Duffer, Chicago TribuneThat used car might be more used than you think.

A new report sheds new light on an old problem: odometer fraud.

Odometer fraud, also known as rollback, is when a vehicle’s odometer is rolled back from its actual mileage to a much more sellable number.

There are more than 190,000 cases per year of odometer tampering in used cars, costing car buyers $760 million in lost value and unexpected repairs.

The majority of rollbacks have at least 50,000 miles taken off their odometer, according to Carfax, which makes and sells vehicle history reports compiled from over 12 billion vehicle records.

The loss in savings and safety can be astounding. In addition to the loss in value of an older car that has been sold as garage kept or rarely used when it may have three or four times the actual mileage shown, the car parts are dangerously old.

“Older, deteriorating parts might lead to unexpected repairs while unperformed maintenance for the true mileage may compromise the safety and performance of these cars,” says Larry Gamache, communications director of Carfax.

Victims can lose thousands of dollars purchasing a car with a tampered odometer.

The most susceptible cars are 14 to 15 years old. In one case profiled in a segment on the Today Show, a car was listed as having 85,000 miles when in fact it had over 250,000.

Though con men are exploiting longer vehicle life spans, new cars with digital odometers are as susceptible to odometer fraud if not more so than older analog odometers.

Digital devices called odometer correction tools proliferate online. Intended for mechanics as a diagnostic device to correct faulty electrical pulses, the devices are simpler to operate than manually rolling back an analog odometer. A thief can plug the device into the car, enter in the make and model, then put in whatever number you want. They can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500.

Professional crime rings make thousands off of each sale.

“These rings operate everywhere,” says Chris Basso, a used car expert for Carfax. “In every state there are vehicles with an odometer roll back.”

Typically the used cars with tampered odometers can be found on private postings like craigslist.org or on corner lots.

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that those are the kind of cars you find on the side of the road,” Basso explains. The tampered cars are usually cheaper and fit the budgets of used car shoppers. Scam artists will act as if there is an urgency to buying now.

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.

“If something strikes the consumer as off, don’t be afraid to probe or walk away,” says Phong Ly, CEO of used car research site iSeeCars.com.

Carfax recommends several steps used car buyers can take to prevent being a victim of odometer fraud.

*Check that the car’s wear and tear is consistent with the odometer reading.

*Ask the seller for service records and note the mileage on each receipt.

*Be wary of too good to be true deals and overly aggressive sellers who want a quick sale or who withhold vital information.

*Have a trusted mechanic thoroughly inspect the vehicle and check its computer.

*Purchase a Vehicle History Report from Carfax.com or a competitor such as Autocheck.com

Vehicle history reports can cost between $30 and $40 and provide a wealth of information. Carfax pulls info from 77,000 sources, ranging from DMVs to service stations, to determine the health of a particular vehicle.

Everything from title transfers to recalls to emissions inspections are filed on the vehicle’s identification number, or VIN, which is the social security number for a car. Mileage is reported throughout a car’s lifespan so the first step a used car buyer should do, suspicious or otherwise, is get the VIN number and research it.

Carfax offers a free odometer check on its website. Users enter the VIN number and zip code of the vehicle in question.

An estimated one million rollbacks afflict each state, though consumers in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, New York and Texas are subject to the greatest amount of fraud, according to the Carfax report.

rduffer@tribune.com

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All auto dealers throughout the United States are required to display this two page (one page duplicated) form in the side window of every used vehicle offered for sale. The Federal Trade Commission oversees this regulation to disclose whether or not a dealer is offering any kind of warranty. The form must be prominently displayed on a vehicle’s window while the vehicle sits in the dealer’s inventory. The form may be removed from a window for a “test drive”, but must be returned to the window immediately upon return from the test drive if a sale is not consumated. If the vehicle is sold, the form is signed and part of the paperwork processed at delivery of the vehicle. The one and only purpose of this form is to disclose what warranties, if any, are included with the purchase if this vehicle. A “used vehicle” is defined by the Federal Trade Commission as any vehicle previously registered, and any vehicle previously used. This includes new vehicle rollbacks as well as unlicensed demonstrators (demos). There is an exemption for vehicles weighing in excess of 6,000 lbs. unladen weight, which means motorhomes and heavier duty trucks are exempt from the “Buyers Guide” regulations. Required by law for consumer protection on used vehicles, this form meets federal regulations. Pressure sensitive tape at the top and bottom holds this 2-part carbonless, 8 1/2″ wide x 11″ tall form to the window. Available in two styles: “As-Is” or “Implied Warranty”. Note, some states prohibit “As-Is” sales. Sold in packs of 100. Quantity Discount Prices available on quantities of 5 and 10 or more packs.
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Dealer education providers are listed by the type of class offered and area served. All classes are held in a classroom unless noted in the first column.

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Type of Class Offered
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24–7 Dealer Training Specialists
Phone: 1–951–833–8398
Internet: www.24–7dealerclass.com

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California Auto Dealer Education
Phone: 1–661–871–3311
Internet: www.cadeclasses.com

X

Central Valley Dealers Licensing Renewal Service
Licensing Renewal Service
Phone: 1–209–333–0900
Email: chuckwentland@aol.com

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Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
Phone: 1–949–305–8402
Internet: www.superiorbonds.com

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Inland Empire/Orange County Dealer School
Phone: 1–909–648–0446
Internet: www.bigcardealer.com

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Dealer Training Experts of Northern California
Phone: 1–408–910–3876
Internet: www.dealersclass.com

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Dealer Intel
Phone: 1-415-613-4754
Internet: www.dealerintel.com

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$85 Dealer Education
Phone: 1-951-541-8390
Internet: www.waynesinsurance.com
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Los Angeles Dealer School
Phone: 1-310-227-6920
Internet: www.dealerclass.com

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Dealer License Seminars of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-665-6440
Internet: www.dealerseminars.com
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Golden State Educational Services
Phone: 1-916-470-4384
Internet: www.goldenstateeducation.com

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Internet: www.cofferdealereducation.com

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Cesar Carrascos Dealer Licensing Seminars
Phone: 1-619-474-0477
Internet: www.carrascogroup.com

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Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-818-758-9951
Internet: www.dealerssupport.com
X X California Accredited Dealer Education
Phone: (714) 300-4148
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Phone: 1-818-909-7912
Internet: www.atgdealerschool.com
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Email: bell2automotive@yahoo.com

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Email: E2000perez@yahoo.com
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Phone: 1-877-772-3332
Internet: www.dealerlessons.com
X Online Auto Dealer Ed
Phone: 1-877-724-6150
Internet: www.onlineautodealered.com
X Colby Learning Center of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-559-5748
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Phone: 1-209-535-8910

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Phone: 1-800-980-1967
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Automotive Systems Analysis
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FFW Auto Group
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30 day 1000 mile warranty now standard for BHPH retail car dealers

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AB 1447 (Feuer)
Automobile sales finance: sellers.

The Rees-Levering Motor Vehicle Sales and Finance Act regulates conditional sales contracts for motor vehicles, and, among other things, requires a person selling or leasing a motor vehicle under a conditional sale contract to disclose certain information to the buyer of the vehicle.

A willful violation of those provisions is a misdemeanor and may render the contract unenforceable. A seller who violates the provisions of the act may also be liable to the buyer for monetary damages.

This bill requires a buy-here-pay-here dealer, as defined, to issue a 30-day or 1,000-mile warranty to the buyer or lessee of a used vehicle bought or leased at retail price, and would require the warranty to cover the engine, transmission, drive axle, front and rear wheel drive components, engine cooling system, brakes, front and rear suspension systems, steering, seatbelts, inflatable restraint systems, catalytic converter or other emissions components, heater, seals and gaskets, electrical, electronic, and computer components, alternator, generator, starter, and ignition system.

The bill requires the buy-here-pay-here dealer to either repair those covered parts that fail or, at the buy-here-pay-here dealers election, to cancel the sale or lease and reimburse the buyer or lessee, as specified.

The bill requires the buy-here-pay-here dealer to pay 100% of the cost of labor and parts for any repairs under the warranty.

The bill voids any sales agreement for the purchase or lease of a vehicle that waives, limits, or disclaims these requirements.

The bill provides that a warranty is deemed to have been issued if a buy-here-pay-here dealer fails to issue a warranty pursuant to these provisions.

The bill prohibits a buy-here-pay-here dealer from requiring the buyer to make payments in person, with the exception of the downpayment for the vehicle,

The bill prohibits the buy-here-pay-here dealer from repossessing the vehicle or charging a penalty following timely payment of a deferred downpayment.

The bill prohibits the buy-here-pay-here dealer from, after the sale of the vehicle, tracking the vehicle using electronic tracking technology and from disabling the vehicle with starter interrupt technology, except as specified, and would make a violation of these prohibitions a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000.

The bill also makes findings and declarations related to buy-here-pay-here dealers, and would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to promulgate any necessary regulations.

The federal buyers guide must be posted to reflect a 30 day 1000 mile warranty if buy here pay here financing is offered within the dealership.

 

AB 1534 (Wieckowski)
Vehicles: dealers: used vehicle sales: labeling requirements.

Existing law regulates the accuracy of information provided to consumers during vehicle sales, including the information contained in advertising, brochures, and manuals, as specified.

Existing law also requires manufacturers, as specified, to disclose certain information regarding a vehicles engine, as specified, by affixing a label on the vehicle. A violation of these provisions is an infraction.

This bill requires a licensed dealer, as defined, to affix to and to prominently and conspicuously display a label on any used vehicle offered for retail sale that states the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to contain specified information used to determine the vehicles reasonable market value and the date the value was determined.

The bill requires a licensed dealer to provide to a prospective buyer of the used vehicle a copy of any information obtained from a nationally recognized pricing guide that the licensed dealer used to determine the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to meet all the following conditions:

 

a)   Be in writing with a heading that reads “REASONABLE

MARKET VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE” in at least 16-point bold

type and text in at least 12-point type.

 

b)   Be located adjacent to the window sticker identifying

the equipment provided with the vehicle, or if none,

located prominently and conspicuously on the vehicle.

 

c)   Contain the information used to determine the reasonable

market value, including, but not limited to, use of a

nationally recognized pricing guide for used vehicles, and

the date the reasonable market value was determined.

 

d)   Indicate that the reasonable market value is being

provided only for comparison shopping and is not the retail

sale price or the advertised price of the vehicle.

 

The bill defines “nationally recognized pricing guide” as including,

but not limited to, the Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, the Black

Book, or the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)

Guide.

 

 

 

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Long delayed, enforcement of the Fair and Accurate Credit
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the proper disposal of sensitive information.

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Now, businesses of all kinds are required to create

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The Red Flags Rule spells out what compliance is – essentially,
what needs to go into the written plan. With a reasonable plan
in place, companies should be able to:
• Identify the so-called “red flags” – patterns and activities
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Who should pay attention.
As with FACTA itself, the Red Flags Rule has implications for
organizations of all sizes and kinds.
Broadly, it covers two categories of businesses: “financial
institutions” and “creditors.” The definition of “financial institution”
is relatively straightforward:
• All banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless
of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a
consumer; and
• Anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction
account belonging to a consumer.

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As for “creditors,” that term covers a lot of ground. Inclusion is
based on three general criteria. Creditors:
• Obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a
credit transaction;
• Furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in
connection with a credit transaction; or
• Advance funds to – or on behalf of – someone, except
for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by
the creditor to that person.

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Last-minute changes to the rule somewhat limited the scope of

what constitutes a “creditor,” but to date there are no hard-and

fast guidelines for which businesses fall under the rule and which
don’t.

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According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Examples of
groups that may fall within this definition are utilities, health care
providers, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals, and
telecommunications companies.” But the rule could theoretically
cover any company (or person) that provides a product or service
at a given time and accepts payment for it at a later date.

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What’s a VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.

Through VinAudit.com, you can look up records associated with your VIN instantly:

Enter VIN:
What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

Where can I find my VIN?
You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:

 

  • On the driver’s side dashboard
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  • On the driver’s side door
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Why would I order a VIN report?
A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice which will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of state and federal privacy laws.

“In the 21st Century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even the cloud. It is imperative that consumers are empowered to understand how these innovations use personal information so that we can all make informed choices about what information we want to share,” said Attorney General Harris. “The Privacy Unit will police the privacy practices of individuals and organizations to hold accountable those who misuse technology to invade the privacy of others.”

The California Constitution guarantees all people the inalienable right to privacy. The Privacy Unit will protect this constitutionally-guaranteed right by prosecuting violations of California and federal privacy laws. The Privacy Unit centralizes existing Justice Department efforts to protect privacy, including enforcing privacy laws, educating consumers and forging partnerships with industry and innovators.

The Privacy Unit’s mission to enforce and protect privacy is broad. It will enforce laws regulating the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of private or sensitive information by individuals, organizations, and the government. This includes laws relating to cyber privacy, health privacy, financial privacy, identity theft, government records and data breaches. By combining the various privacy functions of the Department of Justice into a single enforcement and education unit with privacy expertise, California will be better equipped to enforce state privacy laws and protect citizens’ privacy rights.

The Privacy Unit will reside in the eCrime Unit and will be staffed by Department of Justice employees, including six prosecutors who will concentrate on privacy enforcement. Joanne McNabb, formerly of the California Office of Privacy Protection, will serve as the Director of Privacy Education and Policy, and will oversee the Privacy Unit’s education and outreach efforts.

Protecting the privacy of Californians is one of Attorney General Harris’s top priorities. The creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit follows the forging of an industry agreement among the nation’s leading mobile and social application platforms to improve privacy protections for consumers around the globe who use apps on their smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The platform companies who signed on to that agreement — Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation and Research in Motion Limited — agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with California law requiring apps that collect personal information to post a privacy policy and to promote transparency in the privacy practices of apps.

Attorney General Harris established the eCrime Unit in 2011 to prosecute identity theft, data intrusions, and crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit provides investigative and prosecutorial support to the five California regional high-tech task forces funded through the High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution Trust Fund Program and provides coordination for out-of-state technology-crime investigation requests. The eCrime Unit also develops and provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, the judiciary and the public on cyber safety and the importance of strong information-security practices.

The February 2012 press release announcing the apps agreement can be found here:http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-secures-global-agreement-strengthen-privacy

The June 2012 press release announcing that Facebook joined the apps agreement can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-expansion-california%E2%80%99s-consumer

The December 2011 press release announcing the creation of the eCrime Unit can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-creation-ecrime-unit-targeting

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice which will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of state and federal privacy laws.

“In the 21st Century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even the cloud. It is imperative that consumers are empowered to understand how these innovations use personal information so that we can all make informed choices about what information we want to share,” said Attorney General Harris. “The Privacy Unit will police the privacy practices of individuals and organizations to hold accountable those who misuse technology to invade the privacy of others.”

The California Constitution guarantees all people the inalienable right to privacy. The Privacy Unit will protect this constitutionally-guaranteed right by prosecuting violations of California and federal privacy laws. The Privacy Unit centralizes existing Justice Department efforts to protect privacy, including enforcing privacy laws, educating consumers and forging partnerships with industry and innovators.

The Privacy Unit’s mission to enforce and protect privacy is broad. It will enforce laws regulating the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of private or sensitive information by individuals, organizations, and the government. This includes laws relating to cyber privacy, health privacy, financial privacy, identity theft, government records and data breaches. By combining the various privacy functions of the Department of Justice into a single enforcement and education unit with privacy expertise, California will be better equipped to enforce state privacy laws and protect citizens’ privacy rights.

The Privacy Unit will reside in the eCrime Unit and will be staffed by Department of Justice employees, including six prosecutors who will concentrate on privacy enforcement. Joanne McNabb, formerly of the California Office of Privacy Protection, will serve as the Director of Privacy Education and Policy, and will oversee the Privacy Unit’s education and outreach efforts.

Protecting the privacy of Californians is one of Attorney General Harris’s top priorities. The creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit follows the forging of an industry agreement among the nation’s leading mobile and social application platforms to improve privacy protections for consumers around the globe who use apps on their smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The platform companies who signed on to that agreement — Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation and Research in Motion Limited — agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with California law requiring apps that collect personal information to post a privacy policy and to promote transparency in the privacy practices of apps.

Attorney General Harris established the eCrime Unit in 2011 to prosecute identity theft, data intrusions, and crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit provides investigative and prosecutorial support to the five California regional high-tech task forces funded through the High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution Trust Fund Program and provides coordination for out-of-state technology-crime investigation requests. The eCrime Unit also develops and provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, the judiciary and the public on cyber safety and the importance of strong information-security practices.

The February 2012 press release announcing the apps agreement can be found here:http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-secures-global-agreement-strengthen-privacy

The June 2012 press release announcing that Facebook joined the apps agreement can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-expansion-california%E2%80%99s-consumer

The December 2011 press release announcing the creation of the eCrime Unit can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-creation-ecrime-unit-targeting

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How certain are you that you and your licensed salespersons…..

  • Always fully disclose all necessary information to customers?
  • Always execute all paperwork completely and fully?
  • Never create or participate in a hostile work environment?
  • Always sell vehicles at the advertised price whether the customer knows of the ad price or not?
  • Never over-allow or raise the selling price to cover negative equity on trade-ins?
  • Never add sub-prime acquisition fees to the selling price of a vehicle?
  • Always provide a copy of the written privacy policy to sales customers?
  • Always check OFAC’s SDN list before conducting business with all customers?
  • Always provide adverse action letters to customers when needed?
  • Always report cash transactions over $10,000
  • Always send timely Rescission Notices when necessary?
  • Never backdate re-written contracts?
  • Always charge the correct fees?
  • Always properly disclose deferred downpayments?
  • Always properly disclose prior vehicle history?
  • Always comply with foreign language translation requirements when necessary?
  • Never run credit checks without proper authorization?

More importantly, you must be certain that these activities NEVER occur at your dealership

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Payment packing
  • Falsifying credit applications
  • Forgery
  • False or misleading advertising
  • Power booking
  • Straw purchases
  • Deceptive business practices

Does your dealership…

  • Have a written Compliance Code of Ethics?
  • Have a written Anti-Harassment Policy?
  • Provide regular harassment prevention training to employees?
  • Have written Information Safeguards Program?
  • Have a written Identity Theft Protection Program?
  • Have a Social Media Policy?
  • Post both sides of the Buyer’s Guide on all used vehicles, including demos and unwinds?
  • Provide customers with proper contact information on the Buyer’s Guide?
  • Have an internal Do-Not-Call list and a written Do-Not-Call policy?
  • Have a form 8300 cash reporting policy?
  • Rely on third party vendors to determine whether advertising violates the law?
  • Send unsolicited e-mails, faxes or text messages without permission or without instructions on how to unsubscribe?

 

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California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act requires in relevant part that dealers disclose deferred down-payments on the line identified in the standard-form retail installment sales contract.  A customer will often ask, “Can I bring the other $500 in next Monday,” and dealers typically think nothing of it.  However, a recent Appellate decision demonstrates that dealers who fail to disclose deferred down-payments on their retail installment sales contracts are easy targets for lawsuits.

In Rojas v. Platinum Auto Group, Inc., 212 Cal. App. 4th 997, 151 Cal. Rptr. 3d 562 (2d Dist. 2013), the Court held that California law requires strict compliance with this aspect of the state’s Automobile Sales Finance Act (“ASFA”), rejecting the dealer’s argument that “substantial compliance” was sufficient to avoid liability. In Rojas, the dealer listed four payments totaling $2,000 as a “down payment”, instead of as a “deferred down-payment”,notwithstanding that the payments were spread over three months.  The dealer argued that he had made the important or “material” disclosures required by the ASFA and that listing the payments on the “down payment” line instead of the “deferred down payment” line was a technical violation that did not harm the consumer.  In short, the dealer argued that his “substantial compliance” with the critical disclosures required by the statute, such as the actual purchase price, interest rate, payments, and other key terms, was adequate.

In rejecting the dealer’s argument, the Court observed that the ASFA is a consumer protection statute which is strictly enforced to achieve the consumer benefit which the Legislature intended.  It noted that the failure to properly disclose the deferred down payment harms consumers because lenders are misled into believing that the consumer has sufficient financial strength to make the down payment, as opposed to the reality of having to“defer” the down payment over a period of time. Thus, consumers are induced to enter into contracts for the purchase of a vehicle which they cannot afford.

The Rojas decision will disappoint dealers who were hoping for a “no harm, no foul” decision from the Court.  Dealers have long chafed at the deferred down payment disclosure requirement precisely because some lenders do push back on buying such contracts.  However, dealers should review this issue with their lenders and not assume that lenders will reject deals with deferred down payments. Most lenders today will accept contracts that disclose deferred down payments so long as the deferred down payments are properly disclosed and collected prior to assignment of the contract.

The penalty for violating the ASFA is typically rescission of the contract, even if the contract has run its course several years later and you are suing to collect a deficiency judgment.  Dealers who have failed to disclose deferred down payments but have “Hold Check Agreements” and copies of several “down payment” checks in their deal jackets are providing the necessary evidence of culpability.

Worse, dealers are an easy target for a class action lawsuit if they fail to disclose deferred down payments.  In a class action lawsuit Plaintiffs seek to review three or four years of your deals for evidence of a systematic violation of the ASFA and the liability escalates exponentially, including the prospect of paying enormous attorney fees to plaintiff’s class counsel, not to mention your own defense costs.

Just remember:  there is nothing wrong with a deferred down payment that proper disclosure won’t cure.

About Lawrence Miles
Mr. Miles is founding attorney with The Miles Law Firm, A Professional Corporation. The firm practices civil and business law, including extensive work in the auto and aviation industries. For more information, please email Mr. Miles at larry@milesfirm.com or review the Firm’s website.

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LoJack Corporation Helps California Police Recover 13 Cars and Break Up Large Auto Theft Ring

On January 18, 2013, the owners of California Car Company contacted the Brea Police Department to report a 2004 BMW Z-3 had been stolen along with 12 other exotic cars from the lot of their dealership. Thieves broke into the car lot office, located the keys and were able to, for the time being, get away with it.

Brea Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information along with the 12 other vehicles into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW.

Out of the 13 vehicles that were stolen, the BMW-Z-3 was the only vehicle equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. A short time later, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Air-7 flight deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal, tracked and located the vehicle parked, and unoccupied, at a motel. Detectives and ground units were notified.

Prior to any of the assisting ground units arrival, a male and female were seen entering the vehicle and drove off.  Apparently, when the male driver saw the helicopter, he fled at a high speed trying to out run the airship.  Air-7 followed the vehicle, giving the direction of travel to ground units.  The BMW blew out a tire, exited the freeway and entered a mall parking lot in the city of Pico Rivera. One suspect was arrested on site.

So far in the case, there have been four suspects arrested and charged. Furthermore, all 13 cars have been recovered.  They are identified as a 2007 Maserati, 2009 Mustang, 2008 Mustang, 2008 Mercedes E350, 2005 Audi A-4, 2004 BMW M-3 (LoJack equipped), 2006 Bentley, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2002 BMW 745, 2002 Mercedes 600, 2005 Mercedes SLK350, 2011 Hyundai Genesis and a 2008 BMW 28I.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 BMW Z-3 on 10-3-2005 at BMW Gallery in Norwood, MA. The estimated value of recovered cars is $250,000.

For local coverage of this story please visit the links below:

http://ktla.com/2013/01/19/maserati-mercedes-among-vehicles-missing-from-brea-dealership/#axzz2KEDQhPQz

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/01/18/search-for-alleged-carjacker-forces-lockdown-in-pico-rivera/

 

NOTE: Portions of the story were obtained from Brea Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 

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Couple Arrested After Unknowingly Buying Stolen Car

Salesman says he’ll issue a refund “as soon as I get the money.”

After seeing a good deal for a used BMW on Craigslist, an Orange County couple bought the car from the seller only to be handcuffed for driving a stolen vehicle. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

 Farrah and Tom Johnson filled out a contract and paid $3,700 cash to buy a clean, used 2001 BMW 325i from a man who seemed professional.

“I was all excited to have this nice BMW,” Farrah Johnson said. “It seemed like a good price for the mileage.”

For a few days, they were happy with their purchase – until police officers pulled them over.

It turned out that they had bought a stolen car. And when they went back to the business that had sold it to them, they found just the empty husk of the shop they had visited just days earlier.

The dealership was not licensed to do business. The salesman was nowhere to be found.

Experts said that the Johnsons could have avoided their predicament by insisting on a pink slip. The couple said the salesman promised he would mail it after he took care of some final paperwork issues.

NBC4’s John Cadiz Klemack spoke over the phone with the salesman, Ramon Vladimir Torres Quiroz, who said he has sold 200 cars and received no complaints.

“Don’t judge me yet,” Quiroz said.

He said he plans to issue the Johnsons a refund.

“I’m working on it,” he said. “As soon as I get the money, I’ll get them their money back.”

cheat the government…..go to prison

Former Miramar Car Dealer Headed to Trial

On Monday, a judge decided there was enough evidence to send John Mussari, the former owner of Mussari Motors in Miramar, to trial. Mussari is accused of cheating clients out of tens of thousands of dollars. NBC 7 Investigates reporter Mari Payton has more.

Former Miramar Car Dealer Headed to Trial

On Monday, a former Miramar car dealer accused of cheating customers was bound over for trial, expected to start next month.

Thanks to reports from NBC 7 Investigates, the District Attorney’s Office says more potential victims have come forward, and they were finally able to get enough evidence to go to trial.

NBC 7 Investigates first revealed customer complaints about Mussari and his high-end car dealership, Mussari Motors, in Nov. 2011.

Five years after the first complaints of theft and financial fraud were reported to the DMV, John Mussari was bound over for trial on 16 counts and five allegations.

“Our goal is to obtain as much restitution as possible and to also seek justice on their behalf,” Deputy District Attorney Luis Mendez said. “A lot of them are very upset and they took tie out of their lives today to testify.”

Mendez said Mussari took pre-owned Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Mercedes on consignment, sold single cars to multiple buyers, never paid the original owners and defrauded finance companies and banks.

John Mussari was formally charged with 16 felonies in February.

He remains free on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 4.

Mussari is also the target of a federal investigation that involves money laundering and drug trafficking proceeds.

Mussari’s lawyer, Anthony Colombo, didn’t want to comment Monday afternoon, but previously pointed out to NBC 7 that the federal investigation has dragged on for years with no charges filed.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Former-Miramar-Car-Dealer-Headed-to-Trial-232449401.html#ixzz2l6ckVIva

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AB 1534 (Wieckowski)
Vehicles: dealers: used vehicle sales: labeling requirements.

Existing law regulates the accuracy of information provided to consumers during vehicle sales, including the information contained in advertising, brochures, and manuals, as specified.

Existing law also requires manufacturers, as specified, to disclose certain information regarding a vehicles engine, as specified, by affixing a label on the vehicle. A violation of these provisions is an infraction.

This bill requires a licensed dealer, as defined, to affix to and to prominently and conspicuously display a label on any used vehicle offered for retail sale that states the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to contain specified information used to determine the vehicles reasonable market value and the date the value was determined.

The bill requires a licensed dealer to provide to a prospective buyer of the used vehicle a copy of any information obtained from a nationally recognized pricing guide that the licensed dealer used to determine the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to meet all the following conditions:

 

a)   Be in writing with a heading that reads “REASONABLE

MARKET VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE” in at least 16-point bold

type and text in at least 12-point type.

 

b)   Be located adjacent to the window sticker identifying

the equipment provided with the vehicle, or if none,

located prominently and conspicuously on the vehicle.

 

c)   Contain the information used to determine the reasonable

market value, including, but not limited to, use of a

nationally recognized pricing guide for used vehicles, and

the date the reasonable market value was determined.

 

d)   Indicate that the reasonable market value is being

provided only for comparison shopping and is not the retail

sale price or the advertised price of the vehicle.

 

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but not limited to, the Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, the Black

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The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” — of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. By identifying red flags in advance, businesses will be better equipped to spot suspicious patterns that may arise — and take steps to prevent a red flag from escalating into a costly episode of identity theft.

Resources on this site can help business people educate their staff and colleagues about complying with the Red Flags Rule.

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Your Identity Theft Prevention Program is a “playbook” that must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft. Your Program should enable your organization to:

  1. identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity — the “red flags” — that signal possible identity theft;
  2. incorporate business practices to detect red flags;
  3. detail your appropriate response to any red flags you detect to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. be updated periodically to reflect changes in risks from identity theft.

The Red Flags Rule also includes guidelines to help financial institutions and creditors develop and implement a Program, including a supplement that offers examples of red flags.

The FTC and the federal financial agencies have issued Frequently Asked Questions and answers to help businesses comply with the Rule.

Who Must Comply with the Red Flags Rule?

The Rule requires “financial institutions” and “creditors” that hold consumer accounts designed to permit multiple payments or transactions — or any other account for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft — to develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program for new and existing accounts. The definition of “financial institution” includes:

  • all banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a consumer; and
  • anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction account belonging to a consumer.

A change in the law on December 18, 2010 amended the the definition of “creditor,” and limits the circumstances under which creditors are covered. The new law covers creditors who regularly, and in the ordinary course of business, meet one of three general criteria. They must:

  • obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a credit transaction;
  • furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in connection with a credit transaction; or
  • advance funds to — or on behalf of — someone, except for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person.

Bookmark this site and check it often for revisions that reflect changes in the law.

 


 

 

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At Got Plates we are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding Dealer Licensing Program. We offer everything from Online Class Registration to Home Study Program. Register however you like below, view our Study Guides and Exams and Class Outlines or checkout all of our In Person class locations.

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PRE-LICENSING CLASS LOCATIONS


Click on an city for class locations, times and information:


Private Classes for Renewal and Pre-License Students
We provide you the ability to operate your dealership within current DMV guidelines. You get to sit back and relax for 4 to 6 hours of dealer education (renewals 4 hr/ pre-licensing 6 hr). We will have you review your dealership with a series of questions and at the end of the course we will provide the course completion form.We teach private classes in all locations listed above as well as:

· Aptos
· Clovis
· Fresno
· Novato
· Ukiah


Prices for these classes:
1) $200 private renewal
2) $300 private pre-licensing

Additionally, we offer a “travel out” to your location
· the cost is $800 for up to three students, $200 for each additional student
· statewide coverage
· limited by our availability

Contact us for availability


Pre-License Only Class Options and Information:
· You must attend the class in person (6 hrs).
· You will study and take the DMV practice exam similar to the one given by your local inspector.
· A course certificate suitable for framing will be presented upon completion.
· Your certificate is good for one year.
· All materials are included.

Prices for these classes:
1) $100 – take our online tutorial before attending class & get $100.00 off your tuition
2) $200 – saves your seat
3) $300 – private pre-licensing class


 Pre-Licensing Dealer Class Schedule· Class list by Map
· Class list by Date
· Class List .pdf Download

· Or choose from the list below:

· Aptos
· Clovis
· Fresno
· Novato
· Ukiah

 Still have Questions?
Email us at: admin@gotplates.com
Call us at: 800.901.5950