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    Hertz Customers Keep Getting Arrested For Driving "Stolen" Cars

    If you rent a car from Hertz, you're now on notice not to be surprised if youíre randomly pulled over and arrested for seemingly no reason at all.
    This is because, according to The Drive, customers of the Florida rental vehicle company are being erroneously stopped and arrested due to a faulty computer system and plain old poor office management at the company.
    The majority of mix-ups are a result of Hertz reporting stolen vehicles to the police when they were actually being legitimately rented by customers, causing major issues for anyone that is spotted in the vehicle, include unwitting and unknowing customers, and their passengers.
    The report follows an ABC News expose that profiled affected customers who wound up in handcuffs and in the back of police cars in many of the cases. In a few cases, people even had weapons drawn on them and were taken into custody forcefully after disagreeing with the police. Some customers even wound up spending several hours in jail, with one case resulting in someone spending two weeks in prison. And in almost every instance, renters who are arrested erroneously are left to fight the charges they received in court along with the corresponding fines.


    The recent claims donít explain how the mix-ups happened in detail, but some of the renters reported switching vehicles, upgrading vehicles or reporting mechanical issues before being taken into custody. One driver returned a vehicle for a flat tire and was given a second one to drive. He said that after the company didnít process the paperwork for the second vehicle, the car was inadvertently reported stolen and the police got involved. One other Hertz driver was alerted to an expired registration on her rental but was arrested before she could take the vehicle back.
    Francis Alexander, an attorney thatís representing some of the falsely accused renters, is claiming that Hertz's computer system has a glitch that led to a "companywide pattern" of reporting cars stolen. He claims that there are more than 30 cases around the country and the issue isnít new. Some issues were reported last year and Hertz found itself paying tens of thousands of dollars in damages to the victims in civil cases as a result.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...ng-stolen-cars

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    Every day of my life...


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    Seriously, this has been a problem for a while.

    I make a point to do the following whenever renting a car:

    Check the reg against the VIN and make sure it's valid.

    Make sure it has a valid inspection sticker.

    Make sure your rental contract has the same make model and VIN as well.

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    So where is the follow up story where the company is charged with filing multiple false reports? Can I run around filing false reports now?
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    So where is the follow up story where the company is charged with filing multiple false reports? Can I run around filing false reports now?
    Some animals are more equal.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Some animals are more equal.
    You know the government never does anything about those spam phone calls either. I wonder how long I would last calling the police department 12 times a day and threatening to call the police if they don't pay some fake debt. Or trying to convince them their windows expired and they need to pay me through moneypak.
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    - Edward R. Murrow

    ...I think we have moral obligations to disobey unjust laws, because non-cooperation with evil is as much as a moral obligation as cooperation with good. - MLK Jr.

    How to trigger a liberal: "I didn't get vaccinated."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    You know the government never does anything about those spam phone calls either. I wonder how long I would last calling the police department 12 times a day and threatening to call the police if they don't pay some fake debt. Or trying to convince them their windows expired and they need to pay me through moneypak.
    Yes but Hertz they wouldn't even have to track down, they know who they are and where to find them.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    This is what happens when you hire H1b visa farms to do your programming work...
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/0...nture_lawsuit/
    Last edited by specsaregood; 05-22-2019 at 06:25 AM.



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    Are you mean dicks trying to take job opportunities away from immigrants and secretly circumvent free markets ? You may need sent for blood purity testing ( after you get outta jail ) .
    Do something Danke



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