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Iowa Car Dealership Accused of Violating Repossession Rules
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) An Iowa used car dealer has agreed to improve its repossession practices after Attorney General Tom Miller pointed out how the business was breaking state rules.
The Ottumwa Daily Courier reports that Goldy's Auto of Ottumwa signed an agreement with state prosecutors.
Miller's office says the dealership had been trying to force customers to waive some of their rights related to repossessions when they bought cars. The dealership also failed to provide proper notice to consumers who were having trouble making their payments.
In addition to improving its practices, the dealership agreed forgive any outstanding balances in certain cases from the last two years and provide refunds to some customers.