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We're the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

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What should I do if I think an auto dealer or lender is violating the law?


 If your problem is with a lender  or a Buy Here Pay Here dealer, you may file a complaint with the CFPB and your state attorney general. If your problem is with a traditional dealer, you may file a complaint with the FTC  and your state attorney general .  

Keep all the documents, voicemails, and records of your interactions with the dealer or lender.

Also, you may want to consider contacting a private attorney for assistance.

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