When you buy a used car, do you sign power of attorney to the dealership?

Asked on November 7, 2012 under General Practice, Illinois

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

When you buy a used car, there is no power of attorney form to sign and if the dealership is trying to have you sign one, you need to find out why. The best thing to do is file a complaint or inquiry with your state attorney general and find out if this is a regular practice in your state or if this is an illegal practice.


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