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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.

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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.

Sagent Adds Experian’s Precise ID to Auto LOS

Sagent Lending Technologies announced an enhancement of its identity-management and fraud-detection capabilities credited to a new collaboration with Experian.

When Greedies Meet Stupids

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

FTC Reminds Businesses of Duties to Victims of Identity Theft

The Fair Credit Reporting Act’s ‘business records turnover provision’ requires that business provide free of charge and without subpoena records relating to the theft within 30 days of a victim’s written request.

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.

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.

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.

Lincoln Captive Offers Customers Credit Protection Package

The complimentary package includes around-the-clock credit monitoring, unlimited access to credit reports and scores, lost wallet protection, and up to $1 million in identity theft insurance coverage.

Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years for Identity Theft

The owner of Edge Auto Sales used personal identifying information from customer credit applications to forge dozens of fraudulent auto loans and fabricate the existence of two dealerships.