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Carfax: Catalytic Converter Theft: Which Vehicles Are Targeted Most Often

Thieves are removing catalytic converters from vehicles large and small, often cutting them away from directly beneath the vehicle. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which tracks crimes reported to insurance companies, the number of reported catalytic converter thefts increased from roughly 1,300 in 2018 to more than 14,000 in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available. According to the National Insurance Crime…

Car Theft Statistics 2022

There were 810,400 vehicles stolen in 2020, totaling about $7.4 billion in total motor vehicle thefts. Vehicle theft is up 11.8% since 2019, when 724,872 vehicles were stolen. Overall property and violent crimes spiked in 2020, following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic…

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IAATI LatAm Branch - Firma convenio entre IAATI LatAm Branch y A.PRO.SEG

CONVENIO MARCO DE COLABORACIÓN Y COOPERACIÓN ENTRE LA ASOCIACION INTERNACIONAL DE INVESTIGADORES DE ROBO DE AUTOS, RAMA LATINOAMERICANA (IAATI LATAM BRANCH) Y LA ASOCIACION CIVIL DE PROFESIONALES EN SEGURIDAD DE LA PROVINCIA DE SALTA, REPUBLICA ARGENTINA (A.PRO.SEG).-   En el día 11 de marzo se suscribió un importante acuerdo entre IAATI Latinoamérica y Asociación de Profesionales Graduados en…

  • March 24, 2022

Fraud exposure in auto lending exceeds $7.7B in 2021

The pandemic “laid the groundwork” for rising fraud risk in 2021 as fraudsters learned to use falsified information and identities to benefit from unemployment and paycheck protection programs, Point PredictiveChief Fraud Strategist Frank McKenna told Auto Finance News. “Not a day goes by that you don’t read of somebody that has taken advantage of [government] programs with fraud,” he said. Point…

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IAATI LatAm Branch - GM Entrenamiento Interno

Nos dias 15, 16 e 17 de dezembro, um treinamento online é realizado de forma privada com a GM e a IAATI LatAm Branch. O Sr. Juan Martres-Servicio de Emergencia Líder Otreach, CX OnStar South América da GM, em parceria com IAATI Latam junto com seu Diretor para Brasil Sr. Carlos Alberto Betancur Ruiz, desenvolvem treinamento on-line de “ atendimento humanizado ”, para as equipes de operadores responsáveis…

Apple AirTags being used by car thieves: What you need to know to protect yourself

What are the thieves doing? According to police in the York Region, which is located in the Ontario Province, they have identified a new method that is being used by thieves to track and steal high-end vehicles. "Since September 2021, officers have investigated five incidents where suspects have placed small tracking devices on high-end vehicles, so they can later locate and steal them," read a portion of the statement. "Brand name…

License To Steal? Criminals Use Fake Paper Tags on Getaway Cars, NYPD Says

Thousands of fake temporary license plates are being used by criminals to literally try to get away with murder and other crimes, according to NYPD officials. Investigators said the explosion in temporary paper tags across the tri-state is making getaway cars at crime scenes difficult to track, as well as enabling drivers to evade tolls at crossings across the tri-state area. "The use of fraudulent Paper Tags has become a common…

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IAATI LatAm Branch - Capacitación Central de Emergencias 911 Santa Fe - Rosario

El día 30 de Noviembre, parte de la Comisión Directiva de IAATI, representada por Daniel Beck, Martín Moscatello y Nicolás Ranieri, participaron como disertantes de la capacitación para personal de la Central de Emergencias 911 Santa Fe – Rosario. Organizada por el Ministerio de Seguridad de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Central el Ojo 911 y la Cámara de Empresas de Seguridad Electrónica de…

Buyers Turn a Blind Eye to Stolen Catalytic Converters

The fix to the truck was covered by comprehensive insurance, but the nonprofit had to pay a deductible of $500. Loskot noted the organization, which primarily donates meals to orphanages in Haiti, could have provided 2,500 meals for that same amount.   Since the start of the pandemic, law enforcement agencies all over the world, have reported an uptick in catalytic converter thefts. The converter is…