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FTC Plans to Send Payments to Eligible Tate's Auto Customers

The FTC plans to send payments to more than 3,000 people who financed a car or truck at a Tate’s Auto dealership after January 1, 2013, and later had the vehicle repossessed. 

According to an FTC lawsuit, Tate’s Auto lied to lenders about people’s income and down payment amounts. Many people got loans they couldn’t afford to pay back. Tate’s Auto agreed to pay $450,000 to settle the charges. The FTC plans to use the settlement money to provide refunds.

If you think you may be eligible for a payment, here’s what you need to know:

  • The FTC hired JND Legal Administration to oversee the refund process.
  • JND is sending emails to people who are eligible for a payment. Legitimate emails about this settlement will come from TatesAuto@jndla.com.  
  • If you get an email, please follow the instructions. You can confirm or update your mailing address, or request a PayPal payment instead of a check.

If you don’t get an email but think that you may be eligible for a payment, please call 1-888-964-0009.

The FTC worked closely with the Office of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) throughout this case. If you would like more information about the settlement in the Navajo language, you can contact NNHRC at 1-928-871-7436.

We will update this page as new information becomes available.

You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page.