Car2go Temporarily Suspends Service In Chicago Due To Fraud Issue

Car2go Temporarily Suspends Service In Chicago Due To Fraud Issue

"Due to the information provided by the company, numerous vehicles have been recovered and persons of interest are being questioned", the department said in the statement, adding 100 vehicles remain unaccounted for.

CBS reporter Brad Edwards tweeted Wednesday that as many as 100 Mercedes and other high-end cars are missing or have been stolen, and some of these vehicles have been "used in crimes".

The short-term rental app car2go has suspended its services in Chicago after dozens of cars from its fleet were stolen or missing.

According to CBS Chicago, at least 12 individuals who are believed to be responsible for the crime have been taken into custody.

"We were not hacked". To address the matter, Car2Go froze its Chicago operations today, saying it is "neutralizing a fraud issue and working together with law enforcement".

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Earlier in the day, Chicago police confirmed they are investigating whether some of the company's vehicles may have been "rented by deceptive or fraudulent means through a mobile app". "There was no 'hack.' No personal or confidential member information has been compromised".

'No other SHARE NOW North American market has been affected'.

The Car 2 Go service lets customers set up an account through their payment cards and, via a mobile app, rent by the hour Smart cars and Mercedes Benz's that are scattered throughout the USA city.

Chicago police said that 100 vehicles are now unaccounted for, and that 50 vehicles - all of them Mercedes-Benz - remain in the Chicago area. "Out of an abundance of caution and safety for our members and Chicago fleet support teams we are temporarily pausing our Chicago service". A number of stolen vehicles have reportedly already been recovered. "This is an instance of fraud, isolated to Chicago, and we are now working with law enforcement..."

"At this time the recoveries appear to be isolated to the West Side", the department added. "The investigation is ongoing".

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