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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…

KPRC 2 Investigates: Hertz customers report being accused of driving stolen rental cars

The attorney representing those customers said Hertz has a practice of filing stolen car reports, despite having other evidence. “There were 165 claims, and we know that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” said attorney Francis Malofiy. In a statement to KPRC 2 Investigates, Hertz said: “The vast majority of these cases involve renters who were many weeks or even months overdue. Situations, where vehicles are reported to…

Tarrant County cracks down on increased car thefts as criminals find new ways to steal

“We are dealing with a very, very evolving field of auto crimes now,” said Bryan Sudan, commander of the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force, in a Tuesday news release from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. “Older cars, the ones you can mechanically steal, are aging out. We are seeing professional thieves using alternate methods to steal cars.” Authorities said thieves are using fake…

Luxe vehicles worth $528K recovered in Fort Bend County theft ring, authorities say

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Thursday about a multi-million dollar luxury vehicle theft ring that remains under investigation. During the news conference, Sgt. Daniel Calvillo said deputies received a call about a stolen vehicle on Aug. 4 at a home in the Willow Fork subdivision. Upon further investigation, authorities said were able to connect the residence to other stolen…

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IAATI LatAm Branch - Fallecimiento del Sr. José Luis Cayon Crosswell

Siempre dije que hay Amigos del corazón y de la vida, los dos tienen su importancia. En este caso la vida me dio la oportunidad de conocer a una Gran persona, humilde, desinteresada, de corazón abierto… Ese fue Jose Luis… no bien nos conoció en el 2013, en Kansas… cuando solo éramos una quimera dentro del sueño de IAATI , se puso a disposición de un grupo que NO HABLABA INGLES, pero…

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Nota Telenoche Robo Automotor con Inhibidores

El día martes 22 de junio, fuimos convocados por el programa de televisión TN de Buenos Aires Argentina, para charlar sobre el robo automotor con la modalidad de uso de Inhibidores, ya que es una practica cada vez mas común en el robo…

  • June 24, 2021

Three in Ten of All Car Theft Claims Are Catalytic Converters

Criminals have been targeting cars parked during lockdown to fuel the illegal trade of precious metals, according to the RAC and Ageas, one of the UK’s biggest car insurers. Ageas Insurance says it has seen a marked rise in theft of catalytic converters since the start of the first lockdown just over a year ago, with this type of crime now accounting for three-in-10 of all theft claims reported. Before the lockdown catalytic…

4 Ways Your Car Can Be Hacked and How to Prevent It

Cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass your automotive security defenses and hack into your vehicles. It doesn't come as a surprise though, because modern cars are essentially computers on wheels. They are loaded with embedded electronic control units (ECUs) that monitor and control core vehicle functions, including the navigation, steering, brakes, entertainment, and the engine itself. Here are some of the ways cybercriminals can access…

Thefts of Catalytic Converters Sweden

To add on the issue with thefts of all these Catalytic Converters. Before 2020 thefts of Catalytic Converters in Sweden were more or less unknown. However, from the beginning of 2020 we started to see an increase and it has continued. Sweden is a small country in the northern part of Europe but suffer a lot from vehicle related thefts, like luxury cars, heavy machinery, also boats, outboard engines etc. mostly operated by International…