Alford dealerships investigated by FBI

Jan 29, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Marshall News Messenger

“We know there may be more people out there who have not yet reported the problem”

The FBI and other agencies are investigating more than 145 complaints that Alford Automotive Group and owner Spencer Alford did not pay off loans on trade-in cars and failed to pay vehicle registrations for ... via Marshall News Messenger

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Nojer

Plano, TX

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Jan 30, 2008
 
Ridiculous
alex

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Feb 1, 2008
 
spencer alford is an honest man and alot of people took advantage of him
Jordan Cavanaugh

Longview, TX

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Feb 2, 2008
 
I worked for Spencer at the Longview store, and he had his employees doing a lot of unethical, not to mention illegal things, such as lying to banks to get deals financed, or what in the car business is called "power booking", or upping the value of a vehicle by telling a finance co. that it has many features that is does not have to make it where the dealership can make more money. I did not work there for very long, and once I started to find out what was going on, and then my paychecks started bouncing, I bounced too. I went to a real dealership, and am happy to report that all is well. Spencer as a person may have been a good man, but as a business man, he was a crook and got what he deserved.
Lagoben

Pharr, TX

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Feb 2, 2008
 
Guess he'll be doing time.
theres more

Fort Worth, TX

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Feb 4, 2008
 
I very good friend of mine had their bike wreck because they didn't put he oil plug back in right. could had lost their lives...
when the police showed up, and found out that they came from Alford, they were not surprise and say this has not been the only one this has happen too.
sometimes things caught up to you
JUSTIN FRICK

Gadsden, AL

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Feb 13, 2008
 
Jordan Cavanaugh wrote:
I worked for Spencer at the Longview store, and he had his employees doing a lot of unethical, not to mention illegal things, such as lying to banks to get deals financed, or what in the car business is called "power booking", or upping the value of a vehicle by telling a finance co. that it has many features that is does not have to make it where the dealership can make more money. I did not work there for very long, and once I started to find out what was going on, and then my paychecks started bouncing, I bounced too. I went to a real dealership, and am happy to report that all is well. Spencer as a person may have been a good man, but as a business man, he was a crook and got what he deserved.
CAN I HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADRESS I AM BUILDING A LAWSUIT AGAINST SPENCER ALFORD
Wondering

Longview, TX

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Feb 14, 2008
 
I've gotten pulled over 3 different times and all three times have I had to explain why I've had my truck for 7 months now (sounds like harassment)and I still do not have a liscense plate! Now I read in the Marshall News Messenger where the people have filed (145) complaints against the dealership and they could possibly get compensated, do I fit that catorgory?

Obviously they have not paid my registration and they got the money from me!
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Feb 18, 2008
 
JUSTIN FRICK wrote:
<quoted text>CAN I HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADRESS I AM BUILDING A LAWSUIT AGAINST SPENCER ALFORD

justin i worked with you at durham chevrolet/dodge,i think it was in the middle ninety's ...this thing about alford is not uncommon, remember king chevy ? ben hit? you have to keep your books straight , my email address is scotty.5150@hotmail.com....why do you have a lawsuit pending with him ? bounce checks ? how is your wife? hope your still married, what dealership are you at now ?
GAIL

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#9
Apr 29, 2008
 
what a joke!! He is no more honest than you are! I'm dealing with it first hand and can HONESTLY say that you need to stay off of here unless you have something honest to say.
Fred in SPort

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May 29, 2008
 
I bought a Buick in July 2007 from Alford Buick and I still have not receive my registration and plates. The dealer has changed names but a lot of the same people still work there. A new name same game???
jason

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Jul 15, 2008
 
Justin, your an idiot, if i remember right you are the one that is under investigation for stealing over 20k from Spencer
Him

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Jul 16, 2008
 
That's probabaly why he is creating a lwasuit, he was framed for someone else's misdeed. How does that make him an "idiot"? Heck, sounds like Spencer had it coming.
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Jul 17, 2008
 
i bought a ford ranger from durham in 2003.when the bank called me they where asking if it had this and that and when told them it was plain as can be.i got a call from the dealer the next day and i ended up getn it for about 1800$ less.
Toni

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Jul 26, 2008
 
I bought a Crysler from Alford my steering wheel had a lot of play in it. I took it to Alford to get it fixed because the steering wheel was out of control. Instead of fixing the problem they fixed it enough that I was able to drive off the parking lot not noticing that the problem was still their. I found out later that the problem still existed and I could of been in a serious wreck. I took it back. They said that my insurance had expired so they did not fix it. They fixed the car then sold us a nother car and put the repair bill in the note. Any way because of the lies that car was repossesed. They gave my car to a person who I did not authorize to get it. And I did not have any information on her at the time. Alford is terrible. I did not know what to do. And I couldn't afford a lawyer. They took great advantage of me. Now I can't get a new car.
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Jul 28, 2008
 
spencer should not own any dealership until he learns how to run one. i'm not going into detail but he is no good and i'm in the middle of filing a lawsuit also.
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Jul 30, 2008
 
jason wrote:
Justin, your an idiot, if i remember right you are the one that is under investigation for stealing over 20k from Spencer
HE STOLE MONEY FROM EVERYBODY. HE TRIED TO EXTORT ME FOR 20,000. HE WAS GOING BROKE FROM HIS MIS- MANAGING HIS DEALERSHIP AND AFFAIRS. EVERYONE KNEW HE POWERBOOKED.TRAINED MANAGERS TO LIE TO BANKS. YOU ARE TRULY AN IDIOT TO BELIEVE ANYTHING DIFFERENT UNLESS YOU ARE RELATED TO HIM. I HOPE YOU ARE SMARTER THAN THAT.
Honest car man

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Sep 9, 2008
 
The entire lot of salespeople, managers, office personnel and owners were and are crooks. They trained through various managers, Justin Frick being one of them, all of the unethical tricks to secure financing and maximize profit for the dealership. They took advantage of people with tarnished and marginal credit convincing them to lie to banks about "options", income, length of time on their jobs and buying vehicles under other people's names (straw purchases). All of these individuals are pointing fingers at one another and saying it was someone else's fault. In all honesty, they were ALL involved and aware of all the misdealings and fraud they were all commiting at their repsective levels of involvement. They, like Jack Long Nissan, give all reputable car dealers a bad name and cause consumers to lose their confidence in car dealers.

Since: Jun 09

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Jun 20, 2009
 
Well - at least Alford had a very attractive blonde on its billboards and commercials~
What is J Frick

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#19
Jun 22, 2009
 
Justin Frick is:
A steroid injected prick
A Liar
A swindler
A fraudster
An A$$hole
A terrible husband
A $hitty manager
He was a self appointed master finance paper maker, and a legend in his own mind when it came to teaching salesman to lie,cheat,forge, and alter or manufacture documents to get the deal done. Spotting cars to people without bank approval, and it put peoples lives and lively hood in dire straights. I hope things finally catch up with you in return for being the giant a$$hole you are. I hope you take Mike Faucett and Patrick Stuart with you..
A search of Gregg county's public records will reveal Justin's true nature.
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Jun 24, 2009
 

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What is J Frick wrote:
Justin Frick is:
A steroid injected prick
A Liar
A swindler
A fraudster
An A$$hole
A terrible husband
A $hitty manager
He was a self appointed master finance paper maker, and a legend in his own mind when it came to teaching salesman to lie,cheat,forge, and alter or manufacture documents to get the deal done. Spotting cars to people without bank approval, and it put peoples lives and lively hood in dire straights. I hope things finally catch up with you in return for being the giant a$$hole you are. I hope you take Mike Faucett and Patrick Stuart with you..
A search of Gregg county's public records will reveal Justin's true nature.
Wow - why don't you say how you really feel!!! LOL!

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