FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SubscriberWise, the nation's largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity theft nationwide, announced today that company founder and credit czar David Howe has alerted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi of a predatory scheme involving fraudulent damage recovery claims by National Car Rental company (https://www.nationalcar.com/) at the Fort Myers International Airport.
“Today I have personally reached out to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi concerning a predatory, and potentially criminal, damage recovery scam that is perpetrated on innocent victims returning rentals to Fort Myers International Airport,” said David Howe, SubscriberWise founder. “The urgency to alert the chief lawmaker follows substantial and compelling evidence that I obtained in the past few days which demonstrates profound predatory behavior by the car rental agency. It also follows an investigation earlier this year by Wink News involving a similar circumstance with another SW FL couple: http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/29/sanibel-couple-charged-for-under-car-damages-to-rental/
Hear the money demand from National Car Rental following Howe’s dispute and the agencies internal ‘investigation’: https://soundcloud.com/user-370781554/national-car-rental-damage-recovery-scam
Watch a manager for National Car Rental, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, dismiss the same minor damage when asked if a renter would be expected to report prior to exiting the agency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mhzk3FZDak (note that the car was rented at Miami International Airport where vehicles are located in a dark garage and this particular vehicle contained a black grill which made it nearly impossible to see the very minor grill “dent”).
“For the record, Luis, the National Car Rental manager at Fort Lauderdale airport was very helpful,” acknowledged Howe. “In fact, the information he offered - including a visit to the garage and a demonstration of the agency’s standard protocol for damage evaluation - really opened my eyes to the scheme that’s perpetrated at Fort Myers. It certainly motivated my decision to contact AG Bondi.
“I also had the same demonstration at Miami International Airport and the event is recorded,” Howe stated.
“In addition to my contact with the Attorney General, I’m filing a civil suit against National for money damages related to time and travel expenses associated with this bogus claim.
“Stay tuned,” concluded Howe. “I have audio recordings, photos, videos, and more to substantiate the facts for AG Bondi and the civil justice system. With the help of news agencies and FL lawmakers, I hope to stop this predatory scheme in its tracks before another individual is victimized.”
About SubscriberWise and David E. Howe
SubscriberWise® launched as the first U.S. issuing consumer reporting agency exclusively for the cable industry one decade ago. In 2009, SubscriberWise and TransUnion announced a joint marketing agreement for the benefit of America's independent cable operators. Today SubscriberWise is a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative.
David Howe is founder, president, and majority share-holder of SubscriberWise. He is also a consultant and credit manager for MCTV. At MCTV, Howe manages the bad debt and equipment losses on annual sales in excess of $65 million.
Over the past decade and counting, Howe has been consulted by the highest levels of executive management from the leading communications operators in the country including Sprint, Time Warner, Mediacom, Metrocast, Atlantic Broadband, Armstrong, Antietam, Comporium, Grande, Cincinnati Bell, BendBroadband, NPG, NewWave, GTA Teleguam, Cable ONE, Shentel, TDS, and many others. Howe’s unbridled passion and demonstrated expertise with credit and risk management can be found everywhere in the industry today. Today SubscriberWise award-winning technology touches a U.S. consumer every minute of every hour of every day.
Howe has obtained FICO Professional Certification and is also the first and only citizen of the world to describe and report the details of the perfect FICO and Vantage scores to U.S. reporters.
SubscriberWise contributions to the communications industry are quantified in the billions of dollars annually.
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