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Vehicle Theft

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.

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Spireon Targeting Dealer Market With Inilex Acquisition

With its acquisition of Inilex, Spireon plans to market the company's flagship GPS tracking service to the automotive retail market. Officials said dealers will be able to upsell the system's vehicle-recovery services and other add-on consumer applications that rely on GPS-tracking technology.

F&I Tip of the Week: Selling Theft and Vehicle-Recovery Products

John “The F&I Professor” Vecchioni explains why theft-deterrent and vehicle-recovery products are typically underperforming F&I protections in most stores. He also offers a few tips on how to change that.

N.Y. Dealer Settles Insurance Fraud Suit for $1.6 Million

The lawsuit alleged that Fuccillo Hyundai in Upstate New York illegally sold insurance without a license to customers under the guise of an anti-theft warranty.

AT&T to Power LoJack's Telematics Solutions

Officials with both companies say the collaboration will provide new machine-to-machine technology solutions for the connected car industry.

Nissan Altima Tops List of Most Stolen 2013 Models

The Nissan Altima was the most stolen 2013 model last year, while the Honda Accord and Civic took the top two spots on the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s list of most stolen vehicles.

SkyLINK, NAE Partner to Offer $5,000 Guarantee on Recovery Device

Under the agreement, Inilex will train and support agents on the variety of SkyLINK offerings, while NAE will administer the SkyLINK $5,000 theft guarantee.

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.

9 Vehicles Stolen From 3 Calif. Dealers

The vehicles of nine customers at three different dealerships disappeared before being detailed or serviced, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

California Remains Hot Spot for Vehicle Theft, NICB Reports

California is listed again in the NICB’s annual ‘Hot Spots’ report, which shows that eight out of the Top 10 vehicle theft areas lie in the Golden State.