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Car salesman could face jail for consumer offences

A former used car salesman is facing jail after admitting flouting consumer protection laws.

Nazir Jafari tricked car buyers by placing adverts in Auto Trader under different mobile phone numbers and claiming he was selling them privately.

In reality, he was a trader who owned used car firm Nazir Motors.

At Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, he admitted 12 charges of falsely claiming to be a private seller, contrary to consumer protection regulations.

Magistrates adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report and warned Jafari he could face a prison sentence.

He will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on May 8, reports the Birmingham Mail.

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/04/09/formercar-dealer-could-be-jailed-after-admitting-flouting-consumer-protection-laws-97319-30721156/

 

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  • chizzy - 11/04/2012 15:27

    AutoTrader should be policing its paid for adverts more closely in any case. You'll find misrepresentations on vertually every page of every search you undertake. They should be held partly responsible for any abuse. It isn't as if they are easy to miss!