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03/03/18
« on: Saturday, 03 March, 2018 @ 11:28:05 »
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Car hire repair charges inflated in two thirds of cases, Which? finds

Two thirds of hire car customers billed for repairs are being overcharged, a Which? investigation has found.

Repair bills are typically three times larger than the actual cost of the repair, the consumer watchdog established in the study which looked at cases relating to multiple car firms across European countries.

In extreme cases charges were as high as 30 times the true cost of the repair, it found.

It comes after a Daily Telegraph investigation revealed that Europcar UK was grossly inflating the cost of repair work for customers by up to 300pc through secret deals with repair firms, which lawyers described as "fraudulent".

It is understood that an official investigation of the firm was passed from Trading Standards to the Serious Fraud office last year due to its huge scale.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/03/car-hire-repair-charges-inflated-two-thirds-cases-finds/

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Re: 03/03/18
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 03 March, 2018 @ 11:30:33 »
Local Coast Guard in action again, yesterday evening transferring from PisoAetos to Sami a 68 y-o Ithaka resident in need of urgent medical attention.