Auto Shop Doesn’t Do Any Work It’s Paid To, Hidden Cameras Reveal

A joint investigation by Las Vegas Channel 8 and the state’s Attorney documented widespread fraud at four Purrfect Auto franchises. Hidden cameras revealed the work the investigators paid for was never done.

Two years ago, the AG sued franchiser Francare Inc. As a result of a settlement, the company agreed to stop deceptive trade practices. Apparently, the suit didn’t make enough of an impression. Perhaps this next one will.

Is there such a thing as an honest mechanic? Why does auto-repair seem to encourage fraud?

Parts 2 and 3 of the news reports, inside. — BEN POPKEN

Part 2

Part 3

I-Team Follow: Las Vegas Auto Repair Rip-Off [Channel 8] (Thanks to Jeff!)