Chicago Police Warn Dealers

A flood of vehicles obtained fraudulently and shipped to metro Chicago has prompted the Chicago Police Department this summer to warn dealers nationwide to exercise "extraordinary diligence" in verifying the identity of online customers.

The police department said it was fielding at least three requests a week to investigate and recover the vehicles shipped to the area, which includes the city of Chicago, its suburbs and northwest Indiana. It asked the National Automobile Dealers Association and other industry groups to distribute a warning to dealers about the uptick in fraudulently obtained vehicles that it described as an epidemic -- one that could have been prevented at the dealership.


To read the full story: