uptomyneck wrote:All of this is accomplished by running your credit.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, Pub. L. No. 106-102, 113 Stat. 1338As it pertains to car sales defines dealerships as financial institutions because they are originating loans.Title III of the USAPATRIOT ACT aka the International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 requires all financial institutions to verify the identity of an individual opening and account with their institutions.They are also required to verify your identity and cross check it with the Office of Foreing Assests Controls' list of Specially Designated Nationals (who are prohibited from conducting financial transactions in the United States)I can't site the statute, I think it was the RICO act, but certain large cash transactions (including car sales) have to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.All of this is accomplished by running your credit. Car dealerships don't have a choice. You might find a disreputable business that won't run your credit, but if they don't they are liable and can be personally prosecuted under federal law.
Message Edited by uptomyneck on 10-03-2007 10:20 PM
NONE of this is accomplished by running a credit check. It can be accomplished by cross referencing you with a public records data base (ie Lexis Nexis) and using whatever reporting means the Internal revenue Service utilizes (which is probably quarterly or monthly sales reports). The government doenst move that fast. Even now. There are no terorists databases in the CRAs that would be a separate entity though the government is always welcomed to subpeona those records under court order.Under the FCRA NO can run your credit file without permissable purposes and permissable purposes in this case would be to acquie new credit.
There's a difference between the databases car dealerships pull/send info to than a regular credit pull.See Tuscani's post on auto scores vs. regular scores.One of the services included by the CRAs to car dealerships is taking information and reporting it to the appropriate agencies.
Where do you get this? There is a difference in the types of scoring models that auto dealerships use, not the source and to quote your original post, it is only in the case of loan origination that they hava right to pull it. If there is no lon there is no PP BUT they may have to report under graham leachy but not through the CRAsBTW ownership of vehicles is established though liscensing
I worked in car sales for 3 years and had to sit through 4 hours of classes on this paperwork at every dealership I worked at (4 all together). As car salesman we were supposed to shut up and refer all the questions to the finance managers. But, we still had to know what was going so we didn't tell the customer something we weren't supposed to- like the credit app is up to the manager if you pay cash.
Wha? There is no credit app if you pay CASH!!! A lot of customers walk in with a blank check from their own financial institutions which are the ONLY people who have a right to run their credt. What your dealership taught YOU was what they WANTED you to do because if the salesman gets the financing both the dealership and the salesman gets a cut.Its an old trick to run the custy's credit and try to make them a deal they can't refuse. GMAB!!!!!Very surprised that both you and your dealership haven't been writing out a lt of 1000.00 checks for each violation/
you know actually now that i think about it all i had was a photo copy of the check and a letter of credit from wells fargo, of course they called wells fargo and made sure everything was cool. my point being i drove off the lot with a brand new 2005 jeep liberty from a five star dealership with a copy of a check, and they didn't pull my credit.
uptomyneck wrote:Dealerships-plural. Different parts of town, different companies, different manufactures, differerent corporate counsels giving the classes we were required to take before we went out on the floor.Like I said, you may find a dealership that doesn't follow the letter of the law, but it is the law.
Dealerships-plural. Different parts of town, different companies, different manufactures, differerent corporate counsels giving the classes we were required to take before we went out on the floor.Like I said, you may find a dealership that doesn't follow the letter of the law, but it is the law.
You are still comparing apples to oranges. If I come in with no money and need you to get my financing, of course you run my credit. BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SEE WHAT IS IN MY CREDIT FILE WITHOUT M PERMISSION. Of course car dealerships are the most upstanding of all businesses.If my bank has already got my financing, NO you do't run my credit. Please that's what this board is for to prevent consumers from falling prey to this type of mess.