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December 18, 2017 - Industry News

FTC Reminds Businesses of Duties to Victims of Identity Theft

The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s ‘business records turnover provision’ requires that business provide free of charge and without subpoena records relating to the theft within 30 days of a victim’s written request.

Tags: auto finance, FTC, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

LoJack Issues Warning About 'Connected Car Thieves'

LoJack launched a campaign this month to educate and alert vehicle owners about the sophisticated techniques employed by today's 'connected vehicle thief.' The information shared can be used by F&I managers to educate consumers about the need for vehicle-recovery systems.

Tags: identity theft, LoJack, theft protection, Vehicle Theft

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Lincoln Captive Offers Customers Credit Protection Package

The complimentary package includes around-the-clock credit monitoring, unlimited access to credit reports and scores, lost wallet protection, and up to $1 million in identity theft insurance coverage.

Tags: credit monitoring, F&I manager, identity theft, Lease, Lincoln Automotive Financial Services

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years for Identity Theft

The owner of Edge Auto Sales used personal identifying information from customer credit applications to forge dozens of fraudulent auto loans and fabricate the existence of two dealerships.

Tags: attorney general, compliance, fraud, identity theft

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

F&I Express Adds Mosaic Identity Services to eContracting Platform

F&I Express has added Mosaic Identity Services and its FamilyBeacon line of products to its aftermarket eContracting platform.

Tags: F&I Express, identity theft

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

NADA Adds Guidance for Dealers about Data

The NADA issued at its annual convention an addendum to the dealer data guidance it released this past summer. It includes a sample vendor agreement that lays out limitations on what data tech vendors can access from dealers.

Tags: data, dealership management system, Federal Trade Commission, identity theft, NADA Convention & Expo, National Automobile Dealers Association, Senate Banking Committee

January 2, 2014 - Industry News

Dealer Convicted of Auto Theft, Forgery

The operator of King City Enterprises will be sentenced this month for buying cars with counterfeit stamps from finance companies and then submitting the forged documents to the DMV.

Tags: DMV, identity theft, Vehicle Theft

March 19, 2013 - Industry News

Tampa Dealer Gets 15 Years for Tax Fraud, ID Theft

A Tampa auto dealer was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for identify theft and for attempting to claim approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent refunds.

Tags: auto dealer, federal prison, Florida, fraudulent loan, identity theft, Jr., Russell B. Simmons, Tampa, tax fraud, Vehicle Sales

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Identity Theft Tops FTC's Complaint List for 2012

Last year was a record-breaking year for consumer complaints received by the FTC, and identify theft once again topped the list.

Tags: 2012, automotive, CFPB, Complaints, consumer, Federal Trade Commission, fraud, FTC, identity theft, Internet, Security, top consumer complaints, wage

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Missouri Man Charged in Million Dollar ID Theft Scam

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charge man in million-dollar identity-theft scam involving fraudulent car loans. If convicted, the man could face life in prison.

Tags: attorney general, auto loan, car loan, charge, Chris Koster, fraud, identity theft, Missouri, prison, scam

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Former FTC Exec as Partner

Hudson Cook LLP announced today that it has added Joel Winston as partner in its Washington, D.C., office. He worked for the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 2011.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hudson Cook LLP, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

April 5, 2012 - Industry News

High-End Vehicles Leased to Smugglers Recovered

Federal customs agents recovered a stolen 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia at Los Angeles' port. Photo: USCBP

Federal customs agents seized 20 high-end stolen vehicles at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport. Bound for Asia, the vehicles were leased by several dealerships to smugglers using false identifies.

Tags: compliance, GPS devices, identity theft, Red Flags Rule, Stolen Vehicle

October 19, 2010 - Industry News

ID Thieves Shifting Away From Auto Loans

A new study of identity theft cases filed by depository institutions revealed a shift among identity thieves away from credit card fraud toward consumer loan fraud. However, the data also showed that identity thieves are having a difficult time with auto and mortgage loans and now have their sights on student loans.

Tags: identity theft

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Experian Adds Features to Consumer Identity Theft Product

Experian introduced several improvements to, a consumer identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product. The compliance solution now offers notification alerts and Internet scans for potential fraudulent use of personal information.

Tags: Experian, identity theft

August 31, 2009 - Industry News

LOTSolutions Offers Shriners' Members Identity Theft and Legal Services

LOTSolutions, a provider of financial products and solutions, partnered with Shriners International to offer its members identity theft protection, entertainment discounts, and legal, medical and tax assistance.

Tags: identity theft

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

DealerTrack Adds Free ‘ID Alerts’ to Its Credit Application Network

Software provider DealerTrack Inc. today announced the addition of “ID Alerts,” a free enhancement to its credit application network that will help dealers reduce the risk of identity theft and fraud by flagging abnormal patterns in credit applications.

Tags: Dealertrack, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

April 9, 2009 - Industry News

Tri-PAC Partners With TransUnion on ID Theft Solutions

Tri-PAC, a provider of auto and powersports products and services, partnered with TransUnion to provide restoration and recovery services to automotive dealers and their customers when they become victims of identity theft.

Tags: identity theft

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