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Dealerships Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

by Jim Leman, Dec. 31, 2014 - Wards Dealer Business

Malware can steal customer social security numbers from finance and insurance department computers.

With malware known as Keylogger placed into a finance and insurance computer by a hacker, a cyberthief may capture every social security…

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Added by Jim Leman on January 5, 2015 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

Background Checks Leave Much to Be Desired

In ban the box states, an employer can no longer ask a job application about his or her prior (or presumed ongoing) criminal history.

Without the ability now to ask about criminal history, the applicant you hire might be a big risk, to you, your employees and your customers.

Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and many states, and even municipal governments view the use of background checks as an unfair hurdle to those with prior…

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Added by Jim Leman on December 15, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Automotive Compliance Consultants to Help Auto Dealers Avoid Pitfalls to Secure F&I Compliance via DealersEdge Webinar

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL, Oct. 15, 2013 – Automotive Compliance Consultants said today that given the era’s new focus on F&I practices, its DealersEdge webinar Oct. 24 is designed to provide auto dealers with tips for ensuring compliant F&I…

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Added by Jim Leman on October 15, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

How Clean are Your Warranty Processes?

For sure, no dealership manages and maintains its warranty claims process as cleanly and thoroughly as they should, but given the nature of the job, probably the best they can.

 

Still, because processing warranties correctly requires diligence to warranty claim integrity by so many people in fixed operations, the devil can too easily hide in the details. When this particular devil’s left unchecked, the result can be costly to the dealership.

 

According to a new…

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Added by Jim Leman on June 11, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Blog Posts

The Cross-Media Approach: Are We Practicing What We Preach?

Posted by Alexia E Henson on February 12, 2016 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

When I look at advertising strategies in our industry, one of the most…

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How to Sell More Used Cars at Your Auto Dealership

Posted by David Lewis on February 12, 2016 at 8:40am 0 Comments

An experienced car salesperson…

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Sorry, We Do Appointments Now!

Posted by Gary Marcotte on February 11, 2016 at 1:39pm 1 Comment

Yesterday, my 80 year old mother, took her SUV to the local dealer for an oil change.  Even though it is a lease, she likes to treat it like she would if she owned it and have the oil changed every 3000 miles or so. …

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The Mobile Tipping Point

Posted by David Metter on February 11, 2016 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

Seven Mistakes Employees Make That Could Cost You Millions

Posted by Erik S. Nachbahr on February 11, 2016 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Recently an auto dealership experienced an all-too-common security breach. An employee in the accounting department received an email from someone who he thought was the dealer asking him to initiate a $30,000 transfer from the dealership's bank…

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Gorillas, Balloons and Wavy Tube Men. Oh My!

Posted by Paul Moran on February 11, 2016 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Our industry does a lot with gimmicks. You’d be hard…

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