CONSUMER ALERT: Hoosiers Should Watch Out For Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers On…

first_imgprovide contact information simply featuring someone’s first name and cell number, omitting any mention of the dealership or the dealership’s phone number or address.Once reached on their cellphones, dealership employees often direct potential buyers to their commercial lots — hoping that once they have a consumer interested in a specific vehicle, the consumer will be agreeable to purchasing the vehicle from the dealer regardless of the consumer’s original intentions.The Office of the Attorney General is currently investigating multiple dealers who have engaged in such behavior. These dealers are typically trying to reach an audience of car buyers who want to avoid interactions with dealers. Such consumers typically do not wish to pay dealer fees or subject themselves to aggressive sales tactics.Anyone who believes they have encountered these kinds of deceptive ads on Craigslist or elsewhere is encouraged to file a consumer complaint with the Office of the Attorney General at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Hoosiers Should Watch Out For Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers On CraigslistAttorney General Curtis Hill today asked Hoosiers to watch for car dealers posing as private sellers on Craigslist — and to alert the Office of the Attorney General if and when they come across such listings.Craigslist.com allows a seller to post either as a dealer or as a private party under “by owner.” Consumers are then able to search either category according to their preferences. Dealers are prohibited by Craigslist from advertising under “by owner.” Dealers who post misleading ads by posing as private sellers often run afoul of Indiana’s Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.Typically, dealers trying to mislead potential buyers will:post photos of vehicles parked in residential neighborhood settings rather than on dealer lots; write ads appearing to be from private sellers, using language such as “I am selling my…”; andlast_img read more

IS IT TRUE MAY 18, 2018

first_img IS IT TRUE that yesterday County Commissioner Ben Shoulders denied that one of his favorite things he enjoys is eating fish tacos and drinking slushies at TACO TIERRA?  …all you have to do is go to TACO TIERRA on Friday at noon or Saturday during dinner time and you will find out if this statement is true or not? IS It TRUE we have been told by reliable sources that 4th Ward Councilwoman Connie Robinson’s openly supported Mariama Wilson for Pigeon Township Trustee in the Democratic primary race? …we were also told that Connie Robinson helped MS. Wilson put together a group of volunteers that helped her win the Democratic primary for Piegon Township Trustee?IS IT TRUE we have been informed that Johnny Kincaid the Republican candidate for Knight Township Trustee hasn’t filed his campaign report for the Republican primary?IS IT TRUE yesterday we were sent a copy of an e-mail post we found extremely perplexing?  …this e-mail was a copy of a Facebook post that was allegedly made by Knight Township Trustee candidate Johnny Kincaid?  …the post said: “Last week my dog passed away, I became unemployed, and I closed my church”.  “I think I have the makings of a good county song going”?  … we believe that Knight Township Trustee candidate Johnny Kincaid had to be kidding about the issues he posted on his Facebook account last week?IS IT TRUE we are told that there is a group of parents who are upset about how the Vanderburgh County School Corporation treat the low-income and minority students?  …we are told that some parents of economically disadvantaged students are wondering if the EVSC educational priorities include helping kids who don’t have the support of loving parents in a stable household?  …we predict that this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE we are wondering what is the status of the EVSC golf course that they purchased last year? …we wonder if this golf course is also being used as a facility for area high school golf practices and tournaments?  …we also wonder if this golf course is making a profit for the EVSC?IS IT TRUE we wonder how many two bedrooms Habitat type homes that ECHO Housing could have built with a $6 million dollars State grant earmarked for providing housing for the homeless and economically disadvantaged of the Northmain area? …the answer is around 100 homes?IS IT TRUE we wonder about the status of the plans for ECHO Housing to turn a vacant warehouse at 101 N. Garvin St. into 27 one-bedroom units of housing for the chronically homeless.  …the project is expected to cost $6.1 million? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that yesterday the Courier and Press published an article on the best places in Evansville to go poop?…it makes one wonder why print media is dying when the lead story is about luxury crappers?IS IT TRUE we are told that the acting Director of ECHO HOUSING may be presenting some of the initial findings of the forensic audit results at the next City Council meeting?  …if that happens we expect that the forensic audit report won’t be something to write home about?  …you better get ready for the political spin doctors to work their magic by trying to convince us that everything is ok with the ECHO Housing audit? IS IT TRUE we been told that longtime Democrat Steve Melcher has decided to become a Republican so he can run for an At-Large City Council seat in the 2019 city election?  … Mr. Melcher lost the last two elections he ran in?  …Mr. Melcher has served our community well in public office for the last 25 years? …we hope that Mr. Melcher will understand the possibility of his getting elected to another political office at this stage of the game are extremely slim? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  IS IT TRUE that the former ECHO Housing Executive Director Stephanie TenBarge said, “that her organization will commission a “Mural” to be painted on the side of the 101 N. Garvin St. building?  …we remember when the former ECHO HOUSING  Executive Director commissioned another “Mural” to be painted on the side of a warehouse building located just behind the McDonalds restaurant located on North Main and the Lloyd Expressway?IS IT TRUE we recall when the former Executive Director of ECHO Housing declared that the North Main Street “Mural” will enhance the opportunity of bringing economic development to the North Main Jacobsville area? …we urge you to drive to the North Main McDonalds and look at the building directly behind it so you can see if this “Mural” would motivate you to locate a business on North main street?IS IT TRUE we wonder if Executive Director of DMD and ERC Board of Directors would spend their personal money the same way they spend our tax dollars?  …we bet you know the answer to this question? You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] Todays “Readers Poll”  question is: DO YOU CARE IF PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD AN AFFAIR WITH A PORN STAR? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more