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FTC Sends Checks to People Who Had Junk Fees Added to Their Vehicle Purchases

The FTC is sending 18,007 checks totaling more than $3.3 million to people who bought cars and trucks from Passport Automotive Group, a Washington D.C.-area auto dealer.

The FTC sued Passport in 2022, alleging that Passport advertised specific prices for its cars but later added hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in illegal junk fees for services like certification, reconditioning, or inspection, and falsely claimed that these were required fees. According to the lawsuit, these dealerships also discriminated against Black and Latino customers by charging them more for fees and financing costs.

If you get a check, please cash it within 90 days.

You can find answers to common questions about FTC refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions, please call the refund administrator at 1-877-701-3692.