The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has laid 38 charges against Howard Ackman the owner of Roadsport Autocredit (aka 403 Car Loan, Credit Amnesty 2012, 1800Approved.ca, 1800Approved). The charges include one of theft under $5,000 and one of fraud under $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada. Thirty-six charges are under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), 17 related to failing to make records available, 16 related to unfair practices and three related to misleading consumers.
“AMVIC takes it very seriously when an automotive business breaks Alberta’s consumer protection laws,” said Malcolm Knox, AMVIC CEO. On April 13, 2018 AMVIC suspended the business licence of Roadsport Autocredit due to consumer complaints on numerous issues contrary to Alberta’s consumer protection laws.
“Thanks to the consumers who filed complaints, we started an investigation that led to one of the largest number of charges being laid against a single person by AMVIC,” Knox said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has a consumer complaint or concern with a transaction with Roadsport Autocredit or a representative of Roadsport Autocredit should contact AMVIC’s consumer services team.