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Compliance Isn’t Just for the Finance Office
Get an ‘A’ on Your Next Compliance Audit

Get an ‘A’ on Your Next Compliance Audit

F&I pros and consultants have at least two things in common: Both want to protect the dealership and its customers, and both have a job to do. Here’s how to ace your next audit.

February 27, 2020

Shortcuts and Compliance Are Not Complementary

Shortcuts and Compliance Are Not Complementary

Compliance expert lists four shortcuts no sales or F&I professional should take in 2020. Spoiler alert: Forging the customer’s signature is still a federal crime.

February 27, 2020

Is Sales Punching a Crime?

Is Sales Punching a Crime?

BMW is the latest manufacturer to be accused of falsifying new vehicle sales reports, a practice that has led to lawsuits and investigations. Are dealers conspirators or victims?

February 27, 2020

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Law School Orientation
Is Your Salesperson Running a CRO?

Is Your Salesperson Running a CRO?

Entrepreneurial salespeople are the rock stars of auto retail, but if their side hustle is a credit repair organization, they are creating a major liability for the dealership.

December 5, 2019

Consumers Don’t Always Tell the Truth

Consumers Don’t Always Tell the Truth

For all the dispersions cast on sales and F&I professionals, legal actions against dealerships are frequently the result of lying customers.

November 11, 2019

When Dealers Catch Criminals

When Dealers Catch Criminals

Noncompliant and outright illegal behavior by dealers, managers, and staff have generated headlines throughout the year. Less heralded are the instances in which dealership personnel took action that led to arrests.

October 10, 2019

Yesterday’s Standards Are Today’s Felonies

Yesterday’s Standards Are Today’s Felonies

The shady practices dealers and F&I professionals once bragged about are now landing many in jail. Compliance expert lists three forms of fraud you can eradicate immediately.

October 3, 2019

F&I Meets a New-Age Dr. Frankenstein

F&I Meets a New-Age Dr. Frankenstein

Synthetic identity theft is wreaking havoc among American retailers. Compliance guru offers a buyback prevention checklist for dealers and F&I professionals.

September 10, 2019

A Life of Crime at the Heights of Success

A Life of Crime at the Heights of Success

The long list of offenses committed by dealers and other highly successful people proves desperation is not the only cause of criminal behavior.

September 2, 2019

It’s the Process, Stupid

It’s the Process, Stupid

A dealership’s Red Flags process is a clear indicator of how its overall compliance quotient stacks up against stores that never let a notification go by.

August 12, 2019

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

When sales managers habitually ignore Red Flags warnings, your customers’ identities and the dealer’s wallet are both left vulnerable. Here’s how to break the habit.

July 9, 2019

4 F&I Scenarios That Can Lead to Bank Fraud

4 F&I Scenarios That Can Lead to Bank Fraud

Expert lists four all-too-common situations in which failing to understand underwriting guidelines or falsifying required stips — by dealership or finance source personnel — can constitute not just noncompliance but outright fraud.

June 13, 2019