False Advertising


Credit Associates – Is this Debt Settlement Company a Scam? – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E. Crump 10

Credit Associates advertises debt settlement services on TV and Radio.  Are they a scam? I suspect that this outfit may be a scam, and I want to hear from anyone who has experience with them.  I saw this television advertisement recently: A serious man in a business suit stares grim-faced at […]


“Certified” Used Cars Can Still be a Scam – Alabama Consumer Fraud Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Programs Sometimes Cover Past Wrecks.  Beware of Trusting the “Certified” Label.

When you’re looking to purchase a car, all you want is a reliable, comfortable car that you can afford.  If you either cannot or will not spend the money to buy a brand new vehicle, then a used car is your only choice.  Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles can be a decent option, if you’re dealing with a manufacturer who stands behind their certification and do your diligence ahead of time.

But many times, the certified label is nothing more than a fancy sticker used to raise the price of the car.  Some manufacturers have even been known to repaint wrecked cars and then push them through their “certified” process.  Or more commonly, allow dishonest dealer sales personnel to conduct the “certification” and simply rubber stamp the dealer’s certification.

If you paid certified-car money for a vehicle that was previously wrecked or used as a daily rent-a-car, you should talk to your lawyer about your options for getting your money back.

If you live in Alabama and would like a free consultation regarding your rights with certified pre-owned vehicles, call us at 251.272.9148 today.


What is Fraud? – Alabama Consumer Fraud Attorney Judson E. Crump

Fraud. noun | \frȯd\ An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right.  A false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false […]


My “Clean Diesel” is apparently Dirty as Hell. What should I do? – Alabama Automobile Fraud Attorney Judson E. Crump 2

Are you one of the approximately 482,000 VW Diesel owners in the USA with a car that was rigged to cheat its way through emissions tests?  If so, here are some things to consider before you start freaking out:   You can still drive the car.The “defeat device” that lurks in […]


VW Emission Deception: What you can do about it. – Alabama Fraud Lawyer Judson E. Crump 2

If you’ve been watching the news, you may have heard about the massive fraud that Volkswagen has perpetrated on its customers.  For several years now, they have been marketing their “clean diesel” cars as being, well, clean burning, low-pollution vehicles. They even had scientific proof: emissions tests showed that the […]


There’s a New HomeGoods in Mobile! Before you go shopping there, Learn the Truth About their Pricing – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump

HomeGoods advertises its ability to offer “department store” brands at way less than department store savings.  Maybe sometimes they do.  But when you go shopping there looking for a discount, don’t just take their word for it. On July 23, 2015, a federal class action lawsuit was filed against HomeGoods, […]


What Is False Advertising? – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump 3

“False Advertising” happens all the time.  What Can You Do About It? Scenario 1: You open the mailbox.  Tucked in with all the junk mail you see a great offer: a discount on something you’ve been wanting for months, available only for a limited time.  You go to the store to buy […]