New Church, VA – 1 December 2017 – A New Church man who slashed the tire of his car and cut a repo man who had come to repossess the vehicle pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding in Accomack County court.
For years, automakers and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models. Now a team of Chinese researchers has not only demonstrated the attack again but also made it cheaper and easier than ever.
Two alleged thieves in the UK were caught on camera stealing a Mercedes without even touching the car keys. Police say they did it using technology called “relay boxes.”
West Midland, UK – 28 November 2017 – A pair of alleged thieves were caught on surveillance camera pulling off a high-tech (and high-dollar) crime, police in the UK say. The video shows two suspects approaching a white Mercedes Benz parked in a driveway. One person stands near the car while the other moves closer to the garage, each with a device in hand.
22 November 2017 – In a world of lenders and forwarders so scared of the CFPB and it’s view of personal property fees that they wantonly and with complete disregard to the efforts and labor involved with the process, are requiring repossession agencies to waive all fees associated with it, it is refreshing to see a lender make a business decision that is reasonable and profitable to the agent.
10 November 2017 – It was a beautiful day in Cinnaminson, New Jersey as dozens of credit union collections managers and collectors gathered at the Riverton Country Club for the first ever Credit Union Repossession and Remarketing Summit 2017.
Albuquerque, NM – 17 November 2017 – Officers said a man tried to pull over another driver with his police lights. However, he’s not a cop. Last month, an officer in an unmarked unit spotted a tow truck near I-25 and San Antonio “with red and blue flashing overhead lights.”
Battle Creek, MI – 19 November 2017 – Battle Creek police are seeking warrants for felonious assault for a man, 35, and his wife, 36, after a Jackson man said he was injured while trying to repossess the couple’s pickup truck. Officers were called to the 100 block of Heather Ridge Road at 9:48 p.m. Thursday by the 34-year-old Jackson man working for Dynamic Recovery Service.
Odessa , TX – November 16, 2015 – Khalifah Ibn Muhammad, 29, has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly 2015 shooting death of 24-year-old Brandon Lee Russell in Odessa. On Wednesday a jury found found Khalifah Muhammad guilty of murder in the death of Brandon Lee Russell on September 30, 2015. Judge Stacy Trotter then sentenced Muhammad to life in prison.
Palm Springs, CA – 15 November 2016 – The leadership at Recovery Industry Services Co. (RISC) heard panel discussions and networking dialogue from industry participants during Used Car Week about the importance of compliance for third-party vendors. The situation reinforced why RISC rolled out its latest offering on Tuesday.
Yellville, AR – 9 November 2017 – An effort to repossess several vehicles at a residence along Marion County Road 6014 on October 26th has led to 11 charges being filed against a Yellville man, 26-year-old Perry Cheever.