Stolen GPS units end up reinstalled by unwitting dealers

 

Okay, this is interesting...

Have your in-dash GPS stolen, then reinstalled by a car dealership....

http://detnews.com/article/20101111/METRO02/11110459/1009/rs...

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The question is, why are they putting in used devices? If your car has an accident claim, they don't put on used parts, right?

Sounds like the dealers need a little investigating as well...

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Why? For more profit!

Juggernaut wrote:

The question is, why are they putting in used devices? If your car has an accident claim, they don't put on used parts, right?

Sounds like the dealers need a little investigating as well...

A dealer or body shop can use used parts to repair damage after an accident or theft, but they can't bill the insurance company for new parts if they do. It's one form of insurance fraud. It's absolutely illegal. And it does happen. This particular dealer is not the first to think of this scam, to be sure. They should be investigated and prosecuted mainly to generate negative publicity and cause other customers to avoid them, as well as to deter other businesses from doing this.

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You can't make this stuff up

"You can't make this stuff up," said Troy Police Lt. Robert Redmond. mrgreen

I'm still laughing at the irony of that statement as it relates to the vehicle industry. I'm almost ashamed to say that I was in the auto (technical) business for 40+ years. In the last 19 I worked for a manufacturer and had a close co-worker who like I, tried to steer the business away from it's generally sleezy & money-grubbing roots.

I can't begin to count the number of times we used that expression in conversation. So sad but so true.

It's (the biz in general) WAY better than it was when I started in the late 60's but there are way more 'wrong' organizations out there than 'right' ones, imo. I like to find, focus on, and promote the good ones I come across so eventually the bad ones (might) take notice.

I agree with prosecuting the bad ones hard & heavy though.

I fix my own vehicles btw, even when I ache, have to work out in the weather, & usually even if it's covered under warranty. What does that tell 'ya?

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