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    Featured: Does Dollar Rent A Car routinely swindle customers via insurance scam? [w/video]
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    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport. A young escort helped collect her belongings, which included carryon ...

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    Report: Uber reportedly scammed Lyft 5,560 times since October
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    Mobile taxi service Uber has exploded in popularity recently, with major investments from Google and even partnering with the latest Transformers movie, but the meteoric rise has been tempered with controversy. In Europe and Asia, the app has sparked protests and has been legislated against to ...

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    Video: Pedestrian fakes hilariously bad hit, foiled by Russian dash cam
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    After the Good-Samaritan-fest that was the last Russian dash cam video, it's back to our regularly scheduled program of scamming and madness. This time, it's a woman who attempts to pretend she's been hit by a car and rendered unconscious, the same tired con-job that happens to be one of the ...

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    Report: Volvo uncovers widespread cheating by its Chinese dealers
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    According to a report in Reuters, the findings of an internal investigation conducted by Geely-owned Volvo is that its Chinese dealers vastly overreported their sales numbers in 2011, then even more vastly underreported their 2012 sales figures. About "half the dealers" out of the 151 total ...

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    Video: WI dealer under fire for selling new GMC to dying, blind 89-year-old WWII vet [w/video]
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    You know, people, getting through this life from one end to the other in one piece really does require just one rule: don't be a prick. If you ever find yourself in a situation of dubious moral standing, take a step back and ask yourself, "Am I being a prick to any person or thing?" If the ...

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    Video: If you're going to fake being run over, make sure a dashcam isn't on
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    If you live in certain parts of the world, it's probably best just to own a dashcam and leave it running at all times. Luckily, this Taiwanese driver had is camera rolling and was able to prevent himself from becoming a scam victim. He is not alone in this fight. In the video, a girl is seen ...

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    Official: FTC shuts down auto warranty robocaller
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    If you have a phone, you've probably been offered a (last, final, only, etc.) chance to extend your car's warranty. Hopefully you realized an anonymous caller from an unknown number had no idea what kind of car you drive much less when your warranty expired and promptly ended the call. Way back in ...

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    Video: This is why you need a dash cam on at all times [UPDATE]
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    We hate to break it to you, but the world is chock full of unscrupulous people, folk who don't care one bit about screwing you to get ahead. Thankfully, unscrupulousness can be kept in check by vigilantly recording everything that happens to you. We know, the prospect sounds daunting, but a good ...

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    Video: Watch an auto shop commit insurance fraud
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    We won't say it's human nature to cheat, but humans and cheating go together often enough to make us consider it. In another example of trying to make crime pay, Castilla y León television captured an auto shop in Spain that it says was intentionally damaging cars in order to get ...

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    Report: Maine gas stations ignoring penalties, shorting customers fuel to make more money
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    Think you're paying too much at the pump? Perhaps you are – but not as much as those gassing up in Maine. No, the Pine Tree State doesn't have the highest gas prices in the land (that would still be Hawaii), but it does have a problem with out-of-spec gas pumps. According to state ...

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    REPORT: FBI busts up $25M car cloning ring
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    The Federal Bureau of Investigations has shut down a car theft ring operating in the U.S. for more than 20 years, causing in excess of $25 million in losses to owners and banks. According to CNN, the ring would clone cars, swiping the legal identity of one car – VIN numbers, tags, stickers -- ...

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    "Expired car warranty" calls have several states pissed, too
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    If you haven't gotten the automated phone call frantically saying that you desperately need to speak to someone about your car's warranty, consider yourself lucky. If you gave in and actually bought an expired warranty from these spineless telemarketers, good luck getting reimbursed for car ...

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    VIDEO: Customer calls out Service Rep. on bogus $6,500 estimate
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    The vast majority of service technicians are honorable, hard-working folks. It's the rotten few that will rake you over the coals when given the chance, giving the entire profession a bad name. Wise Bread, a personal finance website, tells of a Mercedes-Benz owner who seems to have encountered one ...

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    VW busted for scamming Google search, gets off easy
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    Both Volkswagen and Google have responded to criticism that the automaker's web pages were in violation of Google's quality guidelines. The uproar centers around hidden keywords in flash-based pages. Rather than include the keywords in the meta tag of the HTML page, which is where information about ...

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    CarFax begins offering airbag deployment info for free
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    Many used car buyers are completely unaware that their airbags might not deploy in the event of an accident. There are a few reasons for this, but the most prevalent is a scam in which a car that's experienced a previous collision has had its deployed airbag improperly replaced, sometimes with ...

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    Seattle dealership rips off disabled man
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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Seattle_dealership_rips_off_disabled_man_2'; So you think that car salesman and dealerships have overcome their oft-deserved reputation for being sleazy? After reading this story, our semi-restored faith in the process of buying a car has been ...

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    Classic prank: Preying on the naive auto owner
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    In high school my best friend and I convinced his sister that the sphincter valve on her car was broken and leaking blinker fluid all over the driveway. She freaked and offered us money to drive it up to their family mechanic and have it fixed. We took the money and blew it on Golden Tee. We know, ...

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