Angry Borrower Makes Bomb Threats to Lender and Families

Kansas City, MO – 7 June 2017 – Jackson County Prosecutors charged a 30-year-old Kansas City man with harassment and making terroristic threats after police say he threatened employees and their families at Auto Bank KC, 6901 E. Front Street, when the business informed him they would have to repossess his vehicle if he didn’t catch up on payments.

The employee of Auto Bank KC who manages his vehicle loan says Robert Hill told her and another co-worker that he was going to burn down their houses, kill their families and kill them.

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Auto Loan Fraud Soars

Up to 1% of car loan applications include deception, firm says

Borrower fraud in U.S. auto loans is surging, and may approach levels seen in mortgages during last decade’s housing bubble, according to a startup firm that helps lenders sniff out bogus borrowers. As many as 1 percent of U.S. car loan applications include some type of material misrepresentation, executives at data analytics firm Point Predictive estimated based on reports from banks, finance companies and others. Lenders’ losses from deception may double this year to $6 billion from 2015, the firm forecast.

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Is the Dam Ready to Break? Auto Delinquency on the Rise

Scary U.S. Auto Loan Debt Numbers Foreshadow Economic Downturn

Rising U.S. Auto Loan Debt a Symptom of Bubble Economics Permeating Society

Auto industry sales have come back from the “Great Recession” grave, but U.S. auto loan debt threatens to relegate the industry to purgatory. Rock-bottom interest rates have allowed consumers to gorge on debt for too long, setting the stage for the auto loan debt 2017 debacle playing out before our eyes. The bill has come due, and the auto industry is bracing for a protracted retrenchment.

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