auto fraud


Buy-Here-Pay-Here Repossessions – Alabama Consumer Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Has your vehicle been repossessed by a Buy-Here-Pay-Here dealership? Repossessions are hard on folks.  You’ve lost your car.  You’ve lost the money that you’ve put into it.  Your credit has taken a hit.  Maybe your neighbors or co-workers witnessed the whole thing and it’s embarrassing.  Simply getting a car repossessed […]


Why you never keep your car sale paperwork in your car. – Alabama Consumer Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump

At 8:59 A.M., my office phone rings.  A frantic woman answers: “My car just got repossessed.” As she proceeds to tell me her story, it becomes clear that this isn’t a garden variety repossession.  Most repossessions, I confess, are totally legal.  A car was bought on an installment contract; payments […]


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 […]


What Is False Advertising? – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump 5

“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 […]


Dealer Didn’t Pay Off Your Trade-In? What To Do About It – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump 5

“My Trade-In Vehicle wasn’t paid off by the Dealer.  Now it’s still on my credit report as past due.  What can I do?” Believe it or not, this question comes up fairly often.  You go car shopping, and you find a car you like, negotiate a value for your trade-in […]


What to Do When a Manufacturer Won’t Honor a Warranty – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Warranties are most of the reason why we buy cars new instead of used.  But what do we do when we buy cars that don’t perform as they’re warranted? Sometimes, a car just isn’t built right.  Maybe somebody in the factory was sleeping at the assembly line.  Maybe there was […]


Car Paid for but still no Title? What you can do about it. Alabama Consumer Finance Attorney Judson E. Crump

You’ve worked hard.  You made your payments, and finally, the vehicle is YOURS!  Right?   So after your hard work and dedication, after you’ve made every payment that was due, you expect a free & clear certificate of title to your vehicle.  After all, that is what the contract entitles you […]


When a car is repossessed, can you get back your belongings that were left in the vehicle? Yes. – Alabama Consumer Finance Attorney Judson E Crump 38

Repo companies often try to extort money from debtors.  Don’t let them. People come to me often looking for help dealing with debt left over after a car has been repossessed by a dealer, bank, or auto finance company.  When I ask about the repossession itself, I very frequently hear […]