Car hijacking in Ukraine while renting
Recently, cases of car sales by fraudsters with fake documents or putting cars for disassembly have become more frequent.
Due to intensification of the car rental market in Ukraine, the amount of fraud cases has been increased. Rental cars are resold on fake documents or simply stolen for selling in parts. This information is reported by UBR.
According to the Secretary General of the international Association of car rental companies Dmitry Vakulenko, the demand for car rental increased by 20% in June 2018. Most of the customers are local citizens and tourists who rent minibuses for travel. This trend was noticed by fraudsters…
As Vakulenko noted, due to the intensification of fraudulent activities, many car rental companies began to expand their security departments. Companies more carefully check clients for criminal records, as well as, if necessary, send appropriate requests to the police. As a result, more suspicious individuals and citizens who want to use a rental car for a taxi are denied rental.
Caution of this type is due to the growth of car theft from rental companies.