Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced
Jan. 3 that his office has filed 29 legal actions against individuals and
automobile businesses that allegedly engaged in unlicensed car sales, selling
un-roadworthy vehicles and publishing deceptive advertisements.
office also issued 130 warning letters to auto dealers about their advertising
and sales practices. The legal actions and warnings went out to individuals and
businesses in the counties of Allegheny, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Philadelphia and
Lackawanna, among others. The actions are the result of a statewide
initiative aimed at finding deceptive business practices among automobile
As part of
the initiative, agents from the Bureau of Consumer Protection reviewed online,
television, radio and other advertisements created by individuals and
businesses in the auto industry. The agents did so to ensure the organizations
comply with relevant federal and state laws.
initiative was led by deputy attorney general Nicole R. DiTomo of the Bureau of
Consumer Protection. The initiative is expected to continue in 2017.