Mooser Moto, LLC has been banned from doing business in North Carolina after it allegedly failed to provide vehicles to consumers who either paid for the vehicles upfront or provided substantial deposits, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.
Mooser Moto, operating under the name Riders Wholesale, and owner Barry Moose Jr. can no longer sell, advertise or take payments for any services or products in North Carolina, after Judge Bryan Collins signed the ban in Wake County Superior Court on Monday. The company also must reimburse customers more than $400,000 for vehicles they paid for but never received.
“We expect North Carolina businesses to do right by consumers and follow the law,” Cooper said. “When consumers aren’t getting what they’ve paid for, my office will work to make it right.”
Approximately 140 consumers filed complaints about Mooser Moto with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. They allegedly never received their vehicles after paying the company the full price or deposits to purchase utility vehicles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles, go-carts and mopeds online.
In one case, a man allegedly paid $5,524.15 for a vehicle, but didn’t receive it. The company refunded $1,000, but has yet to send the remaining balance or a vehicle.
“Think twice before paying a large upfront deposit for an item you can only see online,” Cooper said. “If you must pay upfront, consider paying by credit card so your chances of getting your money back are greater.”