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When Greedies Meet Stupids

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

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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.

F&I Express Adds Mosaic Identity Services to eContracting Platform

F&I Express has added Mosaic Identity Services and its FamilyBeacon line of products to its aftermarket eContracting platform.

NADA Adds Guidance for Dealers about Data

The NADA issued at its annual convention an addendum to the dealer data guidance it released this past summer. It includes a sample vendor agreement that lays out limitations on what data tech vendors can access from dealers.

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.