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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2002, 17:48 Thread Starter
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Read Crooks get inflated returns in airbag scam

Australian car makers and insurance authorities have been working fast to prevent the latest North American scam taking hold here – it's the theft and resale of airbags, expensive items that add to the already considerable cost of smash repairs. The scam begins with a dishonest repairer's quote that includes, among the labour and spares, replacing the airbag or bags triggered in a crash. The repairer orders them from a dealer's spare parts counter and the airbag kit is duly invoiced and delivered.
The repairer obtains a stolen airbag at a fraction of the new price, returns the unused, legally obtained airbag kit to the dealer and is duly credited with the price. This, of course, is not noted on the original invoice.

The stolen airbag is fitted to the repaired car, and the repairer, paid in full by the insurance company for the price of the legitimate airbag, pockets the difference.


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Damn... what can happen will happen I guess. But for most people here it's no worse than having wheels, etc stolen - which is far more likely anyway.

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