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Car buyers beware ...if your car dealer offers to sell you auto insurance too!

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In Michigan dozens of consumers were the victims of phony sales of vehicle insurance policies at a Detroit-area car dealership, according to state regulators.

The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued a cease-and-desist order last week to Camillo Anthony Monaco and Darrell Lees of Monaco Motors. According to the department, consumers bought cars after being told that the purchase would be “in conjunction with” no-fault insurance for the new vehicle while the dealership, Monaco and Lees were all unlicensed to conduct such business.

According to Charles Nguyen reporting for onlineautoinsurance.com, paperwork dated between Oct. 11, 2012, and Jan. 3, 2013, showed that at least 15 consumers bought...


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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 9:00:01 AM

Dealer is by definition a dirty word
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:55:06 AM

Prosecute them.
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nb52
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:20:51 AM

This does not help the honest dealers, aye?
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CiVX
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 5:03:52 AM

I'm wary of dealers period.
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rocket_ron
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 5:01:54 AM

Like a good neighbor.....
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2parrots
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 5:01:31 AM

recycled article
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JCClark2012
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:55:00 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:49:29 AM

Old news.
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MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:43:36 AM

An unethical car dealer. shocking.
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fratt
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:38:31 AM

No thanks!
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:35:10 AM

If your car dealer offers to sell you auto insurance, walk away – do not buy it! The victims buy a vehicle from a car dealership and they buy car insurance there too? These people didn't have car insurance before they came to the delaership? After all, this is Detroit!
Vehicles from a car dealership, Insurance from an agent! Buyer Beware!
Be aware of scams, car dealerships, dealer 'extra' add ons, cable TV service and 'deals' that are too good to be true! This is overpriced crap!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:27:05 AM

I have only heard of short-term or temporary auto insurance available at a few dealerships but it was coverage that would last 3 to 6 months..

[Edited by: carloco75 at 4/20/2013 4:28:59 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:14:12 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:12:37 AM

You definitely need to know the dealer you buy from and check up on them...
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:12:22 AM

a little confusing for customers excited by a new car
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:08:08 AM

scam artist
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:59:25 AM

Scary stuff
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:54:51 AM

OK What about the free tank of gas???
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:51:39 AM

just say no and shop around for it yourself.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:50:39 AM

Can't buy stupid, but one can sure sell it.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:49:32 AM

Best thing when you buy a car from a dealer, is coming out with a decent car and the clothes on your back. Just say NO.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:49:11 AM

...moldy "news"...
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:44:47 AM

Why would anybody buy insurance with their car? Do the insurance shopping separately and in advance of buying the car to help calculate the cost of owning the car.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:40:44 AM

Ripped off by a dealer? I'm shocked.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:39:10 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:38:10 AM

Old stuff...
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:38:05 AM

Car dealers are bunch of thief's.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:35:58 AM

Same article from last night.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:35:54 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:35:17 AM

Good notice, but now I have lost my faith and confidence in car dealers.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:29:42 AM

good warning
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:28:29 AM

misleading
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:27:20 AM

What about the timeshare condo you get if you buy a new car? (j/k!)
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:24:29 AM

fraud, nah
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:24:17 AM

OLDER NEWS!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:19:06 AM


     sounds like may be fraud
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:09:27 AM

Crooks!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:08:40 AM

buyer beware, anyway, anytime, anybody selling anything
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:08:36 AM

Wake up people.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:07:31 AM

Buyer beware!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:05:30 AM

You really have to watch out, expressly on USED CARS!!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:01:45 AM

You can't trust nobody these days.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 3:00:55 AM

Just say no
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:57:43 AM

There's a scammer around every corner.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:54:09 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:52:59 AM

That's a new twist & perhaps a good idea. They could help bring down insurance premium when it becomes one of the comparisons.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:50:21 AM

Cash only? That doesn't raise a red flag?
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:44:01 AM

to much bundleing is a rip off
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:42:53 AM

haha one stop shop
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 2:41:06 AM

the greedy are always looking for another way to make some money, legal or not...they don't care.
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