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Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

A number of U.S. auto dealers and dealership sales and F&I personnel were the victims or alleged perpetrators in several major fraud cases this year.

December 30, 2019

WSJ: SEC Probing BMW Sales Reports

WSJ: SEC Probing BMW Sales Reports

The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating accusations that BMW conspired with American dealers to inflate monthly sales reports.

December 26, 2019

FCA to Pay $40M Fine for ‘Cookie Jar’ Sales Reports

FCA to Pay $40M Fine for ‘Cookie Jar’ Sales Reports

FCA US and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay $40 million to settle charges leveled by the SEC, which accused the automaker of misleading investors by falsifying monthly sales reports to maintain the appearance of monthly gains.

September 30, 2019

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

Industry Summit’s executive panel convened to discuss and debate the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the status of the used-car and subprime markets, the GM mandate, and the digitization of the F&I process.

December 4, 2017

EFG Companies: F&I Industry Faces Murky 2017

EFG Companies: F&I Industry Faces Murky 2017

The expected regulatory rollback, plateauing sales, rising interest rates, and the push to change the in-dealership experience clouds the F&I industry’s future, EFG Companies said today. Four of the firm's executives offered their predictions for 2017.

January 31, 2017

NADA: New Administration Could Push Sales Above 2017 Forecast of 17.1M

Feds Investigating FCA for Inflating Sales, Automaker Confirms

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed in a statement issued today that it’s under investigation by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. According to Bloomberg, FBI agents visited the homes of nine people who run FCA business centers as part of a probe into the automaker’s monthly sales reporting.

July 19, 2016

CNW Sees 4% Sales Increase in September

The market research firm’s prediction is based on skyrocketing subprime approvals and an active Hispanic consumer market, which, for the first time, could outpace African-Americans in new-vehicle purchases.

September 30, 2014