The Truth About Cars » fraud http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » fraud http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Volkswagen’s Woes Mount, Fraud Office Investigating Misuse of Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagens-woes-mount-fraud-office-investigating-misuse-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagens-woes-mount-fraud-office-investigating-misuse-money/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243641 The European Union’s anti-fraud office is investigating Volkswagen for misusing publicly funded loans to develop illegally cheating software in its cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Volkswagen was provided the low-interest loans by the European Investment Bank to develop engines that were more fuel-efficient and produce less carbon dioxide, according to the report. In […]

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The European Union’s anti-fraud office is investigating Volkswagen for misusing publicly funded loans to develop illegally cheating software in its cars, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Volkswagen was provided the low-interest loans by the European Investment Bank to develop engines that were more fuel-efficient and produce less carbon dioxide, according to the report. In […]

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Giving Thanks: The Dealer Who Swindled $6 Billion From General Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/the-dealer-who-swindled-6-billion-from-general-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/the-dealer-who-swindled-6-billion-from-general-motors/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230009 Editor’s notes: One of the best reads of the year, there’s nothing like some Fargo-style forgery on a massive scale to liven up your afternoon. This piece originally ran September 3rd, 2015. In the opening moments of the above scene from the flick “Fargo,” Oldsmobile dealership sales manager Jerry Lundegaard is working up some bogus paperwork to […]

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Editor’s notes: One of the best reads of the year, there’s nothing like some Fargo-style forgery on a massive scale to liven up your afternoon. This piece originally ran September 3rd, 2015. In the opening moments of the above scene from the flick “Fargo,” Oldsmobile dealership sales manager Jerry Lundegaard is working up some bogus paperwork to […]

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The Dealer Who Swindled $6 Billion From General Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dealer-swindled-6-billion-general-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dealer-swindled-6-billion-general-motors/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154505 In the opening moments of the above scene from the flick “Fargo,” Oldsmobile dealership sales manager Jerry Lundegaard is working up some bogus paperwork to cover his tracks with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). We can infer that he sold some floor-planned cars and did not pay back GMAC, which was the impetus for the movie’s storyline of […]

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In the opening moments of the above scene from the flick “Fargo,” Oldsmobile dealership sales manager Jerry Lundegaard is working up some bogus paperwork to cover his tracks with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC). We can infer that he sold some floor-planned cars and did not pay back GMAC, which was the impetus for the movie’s storyline of […]

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US Uber Users Latest Victims In Hacking, Selling Scheme http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/us-uber-users-latest-victims-hacking-selling-scheme/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/us-uber-users-latest-victims-hacking-selling-scheme/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 20:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1061154 Uber customers in the United States are the latest victims in a hacking scheme where Uber accounts are sold on the dark web for as little as $1. The scheme first affected Uber customers in the United Kingdom earlier this year, Motherboard reports, and is now hitting U.S. customers. One user saw several ride requests […]

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Uber customers in the United States are the latest victims in a hacking scheme where Uber accounts are sold on the dark web for as little as $1. The scheme first affected Uber customers in the United Kingdom earlier this year, Motherboard reports, and is now hitting U.S. customers. One user saw several ride requests […]

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Lyft Sued For Breach-Of-Contract, Fraud Linked To $1K Bonus Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/lyft-sued-breach-contract-fraud-linked-1k-bonus-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/lyft-sued-breach-contract-fraud-linked-1k-bonus-program/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1024225 A 22-page complaint filed against Lyft in federal court says the transportation network company reneged on a $1,000 bonus promised to new drivers. According to Autoblog, the complaint notes that new drivers who joined Lyft on or after February 25, 2015, and complete their first drive on or before March 5 would be paid a […]

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A 22-page complaint filed against Lyft in federal court says the transportation network company reneged on a $1,000 bonus promised to new drivers. According to Autoblog, the complaint notes that new drivers who joined Lyft on or after February 25, 2015, and complete their first drive on or before March 5 would be paid a […]

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Tales From The Cooler: The Land Of The Crooked Car Buyer – Part Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tales-from-the-cooler-the-land-of-the-crooked-car-buyer-part-two-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tales-from-the-cooler-the-land-of-the-crooked-car-buyer-part-two-2/#comments Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:02:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474367 Welcome to Part Two of our exclusive series on the rollicking world of Los Angeles luxury car buyers defrauding automakers, banks and dealers. In Part One we looked at Lemon Law scofflaws and odometer clockers. Today we will examine the crooked schemes that can be used to obtain the vehicle of your dreams. We will begin with […]

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Welcome to Part Two of our exclusive series on the rollicking world of Los Angeles luxury car buyers defrauding automakers, banks and dealers. In Part One we looked at Lemon Law scofflaws and odometer clockers. Today we will examine the crooked schemes that can be used to obtain the vehicle of your dreams. We will begin with […]

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Tales From The Cooler: The Land Of The Crooked Car Buyer – Part One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/tales-from-the-cooler-the-land-of-the-crooked-car-buyer-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/tales-from-the-cooler-the-land-of-the-crooked-car-buyer-part-one/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:53:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470611   I recently stood on the showroom floor of a Los Angeles-area luxury car dealership as their sales manager pointed out a middle-aged couple browsing the lot. “We will never sell them a car,” he said. “In fact, we are going to politely ask them to leave.” Why? “One of our salespeople recognized them. They […]

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  I recently stood on the showroom floor of a Los Angeles-area luxury car dealership as their sales manager pointed out a middle-aged couple browsing the lot. “We will never sell them a car,” he said. “In fact, we are going to politely ask them to leave.” Why? “One of our salespeople recognized them. They […]

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The Story Behind The Goosed Suzuki Sales Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-story-behind-the-goosed-suzuki-sales-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-story-behind-the-goosed-suzuki-sales-numbers/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:57:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460456 Last month, Bertel reported on a Wall Street Journal story that revealed that BMW USA officials inflated sales figures in their zeal to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz in US sales. The automaker was offering dealers cash to basically sell the cars to themselves, under the guise of the units being used as customer demonstrators. The WSJ […]

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Last month, Bertel reported on a Wall Street Journal story that revealed that BMW USA officials inflated sales figures in their zeal to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz in US sales. The automaker was offering dealers cash to basically sell the cars to themselves, under the guise of the units being used as customer demonstrators. The WSJ […]

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Suzuki Dealer, District Manager, Indicted For Fraud http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suzuki-dealer-district-manager-indicted-for-fraud/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/suzuki-dealer-district-manager-indicted-for-fraud/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461081 Two high-volume Suzuki dealerships in South Carolina are at the center of a federal fraud case, as a dealer and Suzuki district manager are among those indicted on three counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Paul M. Gibson, who operated two Suzuki dealers in South Carolina, as well as Brian J. Sullivan, the Suzuki […]

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Two high-volume Suzuki dealerships in South Carolina are at the center of a federal fraud case, as a dealer and Suzuki district manager are among those indicted on three counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Paul M. Gibson, who operated two Suzuki dealers in South Carolina, as well as Brian J. Sullivan, the Suzuki […]

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