Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Sign Of The Times - Car Fires Are Up

It seems fire departments across the nation have been busy responding to a rash of vehicle fires lately.

Why?

The working theory is, people who took out loans or leases on cars and can't afford the payments during the economic downturn are torching their own vehicles to collect insurance money.

Cops though are onto the new trend. They are suspicious of vehicle fires, especially if the car was stolen first. Most car thieves will just abandon a car when they're through with it - not torch it.

1 comment:

WorthyOfUrAttn said...

There are a lot of desperate measures that are being taken to beat this economic downfall. I would have to imagine that people would use this alternative to beat their foreclosure crunch. You would have to have full coverage to see through this scam. The crime would suffice taking care of mortgage issues and they can still get another car.