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Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

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.

March 12, 2018

When Greedies Meet Stupids

When Greedies Meet Stupids

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

March 8, 2018

REAL ID  Has Arrived

REAL ID Has Arrived

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.

December 4, 2017

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

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.

November 14, 2017

Remote Deliveries:  Proceed With Caution

Remote Deliveries: Proceed With Caution

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.

March 7, 2017

The Rising Cost of  Noncompliance

The Rising Cost of Noncompliance

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

March 7, 2017

Treat Red Flags Like  Subprime Stips

Treat Red Flags Like Subprime Stips

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.

February 10, 2017

Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert

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.

November 25, 2015

Raising the Stakes

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

January 21, 2014

5 Compliance Checkpoints

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

January 17, 2013

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

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.

October 10, 2012

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

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.

January 1, 2011

A Bona-Fide Defense

A Bona-Fide Defense

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.

June 1, 2010

Seeing Red: What the FTC Wants From Dealers

After reading the Federal Trade Commission’s 17-page guide to “Fighting Fraud With the Red Flags Rule,” I think I finally understand why this newest requirement is so perplexing to many of you out there.

May 1, 2009

Finding the Right Solution

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.

January 21, 2009