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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.

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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.

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?

Safety Recalls: Think You're Covered?

As state and federal regulations continue to evolve, it is crucial you ensure your dealership is selling above the line and paying attention to all safety recalls.

One Flu Over the Dealership

At least 6.4 million flu cases were reported between October and December 2019. Given that influenza is a serious medical condition, do dealerships have a role to play in limiting its spread?

3 F&I Gotchas You Need to Avoid

Be sure you know the three F&I ‘gotchas’ that compliance auditors, regulators, and plaintiffs’ attorneys will be hunting for in 2020 with this three-minute read.

Confront the Growing Threat of Synthetic ID Fraud

Synthetic identity fraud is incredibly costly and difficult to detect. Expert explains why your dealership is at risk and why a multilayered defense works best.

CFPB Announces Membership of Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced four members who will serve on the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law.

Ghosn Skips Bail, Escapes to Lebanon

Convinced he was framed for financial crimes in Japan, former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn somehow slipped past surveillance and fled to his home in Lebanon.

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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.