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5 Tools That Every Car Thief Swears By

Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In 2015, auto thieves boosted a car about every 45 seconds, according to statistics released by the FBI. In all, more than 700,000 vehicles went missing totaling $4.9 billion in losses. 

The good news is that auto theft has actually been dropping year over year, largely due to advances in onboard security technology. The bad news is that fraud-based online theft in the automotive and powersports industry is becoming easier by the day.

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Topics: fraud, automotive, car thief

Confidently Ship Expensive Auto Parts to South El Monte, CA

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

South El Monte, CA lies just 20 miles northwest of the Richard Nixon Library & Museum. Richard Nixon, of course, was the President of the United States who once famously said: “I am not a crook.”

Apparently, there are a lot of crooks in South El Monte, as Experian ranked it as the #1 city for combined shipping and billing fraud in 2016.

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Topics: automotive, auto parts, shipping fraud

How She Ripped Off a $5,000 Audio Sound System in Seconds

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Back in the 1970s, in the the early years of aftermarket car stereos, thieves would brag about how fast they could “jack” 8-track and cassette tape players and quality speakers.

Any time under five minutes was considered a lightning-fast heist worthy of bragging rights. The victim returned to their car to find a spaghetti nest of colored wires and gaping holes in their door panels where the speakers had been.

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Topics: automotive, sound system

Shouldn’t Fraud Prevention Be Easier Than Fixing a Transmission?

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

An automatic transmission is an incredibly complex piece of equipment containing mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, computer controls and hundreds of parts. As one automotive writer described them, “they’re pretty much black magic.”

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Topics: fraud prevention, automotive, transmission

Fraud Prevention That Shatters Sales

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Want proof that too much of a good thing can be bad? Watch this.

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Topics: fraud prevention, automotive

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