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FTC sends a second payment to eligible Tate's Auto customers

The FTC is sending a second round of payments to eligible customers 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. The settlement required Tate's Auto dealerships to stop business operations.

The FTC first sent payments in September 2022, which resulted in nearly $290,000 in refunds. Because there is still money in the fund, the FTC is sending a second round of payments totaling more than $78,000 to 2,444 people who accepted their first payment.

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

If you get a PayPal payment, please accept it within 30 days.

You can find answers to common questions about refund payments on our FAQ page. If you have any other questions about your payment, please call the refund administrator at 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.