FTC ‘Fotonovela’ Tells Latino Community How to Avoid Car-Buying Problems

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The FTC is offering Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, its newest Spanish-language fotonovela that tells readers how to avoid car-buying trouble.

The fotonovela tells a story of what happens when a family buys a minivan with dealer financing, only to be told later by the dealer that the financing fell through and that, to keep the car, they have to accept a new, more expensive deal.

Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro is part of the FTC’s initiative to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community. Consumers can order free copies of this new fotonovela in Spanish at ftc.gov/bulkorder or download it at ftc.gov/fotonovela. An English version of the fotonovela is available at consumer.ftc.gov/fotonovela. More tips for car shoppers are available at consumer.ftc.gov/topics/buying-owning-car.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).  Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

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Frank Dorman
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