There are approximately 452,000 cases of odometer fraud per year in the United States. The increased total cost on consumers resulting from odometer rollbacks is approximately $1.056 billion per year as of 2002. This makes odometer fraud one of the top crimes against property in the United States.
Odometer fraud, also referred to as odometer tampering, is a federal crime and a felony under North Carolina law. In addition to applicable criminal penalties, damaged consumers may have civil claims under both state and federal law.
Any customer damaged by Odometer tampering may bring an action in the appropriate court for relief. A successful resolution may result in the recovery of damages plus related costs and attorney fees. Please call now to speak with an attorney who can help you determine what legal claims you may have regarding odometer tampering.