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March 2018, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

By Gil Van Over

Compliance guru outlines the simple steps every dealer must take to avoid violations of federal OFAC, Used Car, Red Flags, and IRS standards — and the steep fines that accompany them.

Tags: auto finance, Automotive Compliance Education, compliance, F&I manager, Form 8300, Gil Van Over, IRS, OFAC, Red Flags Rule, Used Car Rule

March 2018, F&I and Showroom - Feature

When Greedies Meet Stupids

By Gil Van Over

Dealer compliance expert offers a crash course in detecting and preventing identity theft by fake car buyers and unprincipled employees.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Gil Van Over, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

December 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature

REAL ID Has Arrived

(U.S. Air Force Graphic/James Rainier) 

By Gil Van Over

January marks the first implementation deadline for the federal REAL ID Act. Compliance expert outlines the law, its requirements, and two potential issues facing dealers.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, REAL ID Act, Red Flags Rule

November 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature

To Catch a Thief

By Gil Van Over

The magazine’s resident compliance pro says Red Flags tools aren’t foolproof. He offers four tips for vetting suspicious buyers who seem to have all the right answers.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, F&I process, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

March 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Remote Deliveries: Proceed With Caution

By Gil Van Over

When it comes to out-of-state deliveries, the magazine’s resident compliance guru says proceed with caution. He lays out a simple process for guarding your dealership against ID thieves.

Tags: compliance, digital retailing, F&I process, online F&I, Red Flags Rule, Remote Deliveries

March 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Rising Cost of Noncompliance

Ken Suprenant 

By Ken Suprenant

Compliance expert says the propagation of rules and escalation of enforcement should persuade more dealers to invest in basic compliance safeguards.

Tags: compliance, National Credit Center, OFAC checks, Red Flags Rule, Safeguards Rule

February 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Treat Red Flags Like Subprime Stips

By Gil Van Over

Well-meaning F&I managers can unwittingly clear a Red Flag before it is actually cleared. Compliance expert has a simple plan to button up your documentation process.

Tags: compliance, F&I manager, Red Flags Rule, Stips, subprime

November 2015, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Fraud Alert

In January 2015, a man using a fake name purchased at least two vehicles online from Louisiana dealers with the intention of shipping them overseas.

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

Mansfield Auto World employees were stunned when a seemingly normal online transaction nearly turned into an international crime. Authorities say the dealership was the victim of a troubling new trend in auto theft.

Tags: Credit Cards, fraud, identity theft, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper, Red Flags Rule

January 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Raising the Stakes

By David Robertson

Industry insider says the current regulatory environment demands that dealers take a new approach to compliance.

Tags: compliance, compliance officer, Red Flags Rule

January 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

5 Compliance Checkpoints

By Gil Van Over

The magazine’s resident compliance auditor provides a checklist that will help your store steer clear of state and federal regulators in 2013.

Tags: F&I manager, Federal Trade Commission, Gil Van Over, gvo3 & Associates, OFAC, Red Flags Rule, TILA

October 2012, F&I and Showroom - Feature

To Catch a Thief

Compliance software helped Jason Gorr confirm his suspicions about a customer posing as a car buyer from Tennessee. His actions helped law enforcement arrest the ID thief, who had bilked five dealerships in four states.

By Erin Spandorf

Standing on the front lines of the government’s campaigns against terrorist activity and identity theft has put dealers in a tough spot — especially when that fight steps foot inside the dealership.

Tags: Erin Spandorf, identity theft, OFAC, Red Flags Rule

January 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

First Line of Defense

By Gregory Arroyo

Karina Grile worked overtime to get Voss Auto Network’s stores in line with the industry’s newest rule — one that experts say could be a blessing in disguise.

Tags: compliance, CoreLogic Credco, Dealertrack, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule, Reynolds & Reynolds, RouteOne, Voss Auto Network, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

June 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

A Bona-Fide Defense

The bona-fide and good-faith precedent was set by two U.S. Supreme Court rulings in 1998. Today, those rulings guide how regulations are written and how organizations comply.

By Jim Lawrence

What exactly does the Federal Trade Commission mean by ‘bona fide’ or ‘good faith’? With the Red Flags Rule set to go live this month, dealer compliance expert provides the answer.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

November 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Credit Platforms Revisited

By Gregory Arroyo

Credit platforms revolutionized the F&I industry, connecting dealers to more finance sources than ever before. What’s next for these key F&I tools?

Tags: Credit, Credit Applications, credit unions, Dealertrack, e-contracting, Open Dealer Exchange, Red Flags Rule, RouteOne

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Deciphering Social Security Numbers

By Gregory Arroyo

Federal regulators estimate that 4 percent of identity theft involves the stealing of Social Security numbers belonging to children. What dealerships need to realize is the perfect way to combat this is by simply examining those nine little digits.

Tags: DECEASED, Red Flags Rule, Social Security Numbers

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Finding the Right Solution

By Gregory Arroyo

The Red Flag Rule will definitely be a hot topic at this year's National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention. Here are a few questions to help you find the right solution.

Tags: identity theft, NADA, Red Flags Rule

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Creating an ID Theft Prevention Program

By Gregory Arroyo

Before you start searching for the finalized document on the Red Flag Rule, understand that it's 256 pages.

Tags: fraud, identity theft, PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION, Red Flags Rule

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Red Flag Rule

By Gregory Arroyo

Dealers will need to know how to react when a red flag is raised, and will have to document each situation.

Tags: Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Fair Credit Reporting Act, fraud, identity theft, Red Flags Rule, Social Security Numbers

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Red Flag Rules

By Gregory Arroyo

Red Flags identified by regulators in final Red Flags Rule

Tags: Credit Applications, fraud, identity theft, PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION, Red Flags Rule, Social Security Numbers

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

F&I Red Flags 101

By Gregory Arroyo

A Red Flag is a pattern, practice or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft.

Tags: FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, fraud, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

December 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Game On for Red Flags

By Michael Benoit

Many financial institutions and creditors around the country have spent the last six or so months working diligently to implement their identity theft prevention programs as mandated by Congress and the Federal Trade Commission’s new Red Flags Rule.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Legal, Michael Benoit, Red Flags Rule

July 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Bringing the Magazine to Life

By Gregory Arroyo

This year will be my third F&I Conference and Expo. Whenever I talk about the two previous shows, I can’t help but tell the story about how one attendee at the 2006 show raised his hand during a compliance workshop and said, “I’m afraid to go back to my dealership.”

Tags: AFIP, Automotive Dealership Institute, CIRAS, Editorial Page, F&I Conference & Expo, Hudson Cook LLP, Mosaic, Red Flags Rule

January 2008, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Red Flag Warning

By Michael Benoit

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you all know that Southern California has had its share of devastating wildfires over the last several months. If you live in Southern California, you’ve experienced the hot Santa Ana winds and the “red flag warnings” that accompany them — that is, warnings of the potential for such a catastrophe.

Tags: compliance, Legal, Michael Benoit, Red Flags Rule

December 2007, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Keeping the Matrix Tax Free

By Gregory Arroyo

When people talk about the Internet these days, they say things like, “It’s leveling the playing field.” And just last month I talked about how a dealer used the Internet to verify a customer’s Social Security Number. What’s amazing to me is that not everyone was so hip to the Internet earlier this decade.

Tags: Dealertrack, Editorial Page, F&I Conference & Expo, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Red Flags Rule

November 2007, F&I and Showroom - Feature

31 Reasons to be Worried

By Gregory Arroyo

A post made on Oct. 2 on the magazine’s F&I Forum made me think, “What a great story of a dealer doing it right.” But that was before I talked to Mark O’Neil, CEO of DealerTrack, about something he discussed during his keynote address at the magazine’s September F&I Conference and Expo.

Tags: Dealertrack, Editorial Page, F&I Conference & Expo, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

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