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FTC Approves Final Order in Texas Auto Dealer’s Deceptive Ad Case

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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order involving deceptive advertising charges against a Dallas auto dealer, TXVT Limited Partnership (doing business as Trophy Nissan).  

Under the settlement, Trophy is prohibited from misrepresenting in any advertisement the material terms of any promotion or other incentive, including that it will pay off a consumers’ trade-in or the cost of leasing or purchasing a vehicle. Trophy is also prohibited from failing to clearly and conspicuously disclose material terms of its promotions or other incentives and must comply with the Consumer Leasing Act and Regulation M and the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z.

The case is part of the Commission’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers in the auto marketplace. The FTC provides a variety of resources for consumers buying or leasing a vehicle, including Are Car Ads taking You For A Ride?

The Commission vote approving the final order was 5-0.

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