Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

FBI investigating 530 corporate fraud cases

February 12, 2009

38 of them impinge directly on the current economic crisis.  Senate Democrats want to expand the ranks of the financial fraud investigators no doubt because they think there more cases out there.  I hope the FBI will make these cases public sometime soon.


Used auto tracker goes live Feb. 5th

February 3, 2009

The good news:

Finally, after years of struggle, consumers who purchase used cars will be able to access online data about the history of their car.  “Consumers now have access to the vehicle’s brand history, odometer data, and basic vehicle information and can be redirected to the current state of record to access the full title record if available.”

The bad news?   

This system, authorized by Congressed and develop by the Justice department, “will be accessible through third party, fee-for-service websites.”  Didn’t taxpayers pay for this database as authorized by Congress?  Should any consumer who wants to make sure the used car they just purchased isn’t “hot” be able to access this system at no cost?  Apparently, not.

FBI Press Release