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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.

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Red Flag Update Defines 'Creditor'

Whatever you’ve heard about the Red Flags Rule, the FTC’s weapon against identity theft is still in play for most dealers. But there are some changes to consider.

Tampa Dealer Gets 15 Years for Tax Fraud, ID Theft

A Tampa auto dealer was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for identify theft and for attempting to claim approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent refunds.

Identity Theft Tops FTC's Complaint List for 2012

Last year was a record-breaking year for consumer complaints received by the FTC, and identify theft once again topped the list.

Missouri Man Charged in Million Dollar ID Theft Scam

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charge man in million-dollar identity-theft scam involving fraudulent car loans. If convicted, the man could face life in prison.

To Catch a Thief

Standing on the front lines of the government’s campaigns against terrorist activity and identity theft has put dealers in a tough spot — especially when that fight steps foot inside the dealership.

Hudson Cook Adds Former FTC Exec as Partner

Hudson Cook LLP announced today that it has added Joel Winston as partner in its Washington, D.C., office. He worked for the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 2011.

High-End Vehicles Leased to Smugglers Recovered

Federal customs agents seized 20 high-end stolen vehicles at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport. Bound for Asia, the vehicles were leased by several dealerships to smugglers using false identifies.

ID Thieves Shifting Away From Auto Loans

A new study of identity theft cases filed by depository institutions revealed a shift among identity thieves away from credit card fraud toward consumer loan fraud. However, the data also showed that identity thieves are having a difficult time with auto and mortgage loans and now have their sights on student loans.

Experian Adds Features to Consumer Identity Theft Product

Experian introduced several improvements to ProtectMyID.com, a consumer identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product. The compliance solution now offers notification alerts and Internet scans for potential fraudulent use of personal information.