Can a car dealer or creditor tell my employer I am late on a lease payment?

April 16, 2015 14:12 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed:  I have been leasing a new car for the past seven months.  I was late on a payment for the first time, and someone called my office and told two of my managers that I owe them money. That is absolutely none of my managers’ business.  Not only was that bad busin... [More]

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Elderly parent conned into purchasing extended vehicle warranty

April 7, 2015 15:43 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I came across a $395 charge on my 88 year-old father’s Visa card statement.  My father has dementia, and was conned into purchasing an extended warranty on his 2011 vehicle.  My father will be charged $160 per month for the next 18 months.  I have contacted th... [More]

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Car sales price is higher than advertised price

March 31, 2015 14:57 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I responded to an ad for a car on a website listed for $24,799. When I spoke to a salesman, he said the price is actually more than $1800 higher. He explained this difference was because the advertised price includes discounts and rebates that I did not qualify for. I asked him to... [More]

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