West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania automobile leasing company.\r\nThe complaint, filed Thursday in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleges Auto Trakk, LLC repossessed leased vehicles without written notice and claimed to improve customer credit without being qualified to offer such services.\r\n\u201cUnscrupulous business practices cannot be tolerated in West Virginia,\u201d Morrisey said.\r\nThe lawsuit alleges Auto Trakk leased cars to those with subprime credit through a weekly payment option and installed starter interrupt devices in the vehicles. The device allowed Auto Trakk to prevent a car from starting if payment wasn\u2019t received. Each week, upon payment, lessees would receive a code that allowed the vehicle to operate for another week.\r\nThe complaint states Auto Trakk would flip the \u201ckill switch\u201d on vehicles just days after a previous week\u2019s missed payment. The company did this without written warning or an additional opportunity to pay.\r\nSuch conduct contradicts state law. It mandates any business issue a written notice and then wait 10 days before taking action.\r\nThe lawsuit further alleges Auto Trakk supplied two 24-hour emergency codes for use if a weekly payment wasn\u2019t made, however, those codes did not always last a full day and were used as coercion to receive payment.\r\nAuto Trakk also stands accused of advertising its credit repair services without proper bonding by or registration with the Secretary of State\u2019s Office since 2006.\r\nThe lawsuit asks for an immediate injunction to block Auto Trakk from doing business or credit service in West Virginia and prohibit installation of its starter interrupt devices. It also seeks repayment of all money paid by the state\u2019s consumers and a $5,000 fine for each violation of the state\u2019s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.