CARFAX Adds FEMA Advisory to Help Reduce Flood Damage Fraud

For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664

CENTREVILLE, Va. (Nov. 16, 2012) -- 

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Carfax Adds FEMA Advisory To Help Reduce Flood Damage Fraud

To: Assignment Desks

Contact: Christopher Basso of Carfax, 703-304-7727

News Advisory:

To help consumers and dealers avoid potential fraud, Carfax is identifying specific cars that were last registered or located in FEMA-declared major disaster areas from Hurricane Sandy. A public service announcement included with Carfax Vehicle History Reports alerts buyers about a car’s last-known location and reminds them to check for flood damage during a pre-purchase inspection. Adding this advisory may help reduce the chance of damaged vehicles being resold to unsuspecting consumers during the recovery period.

An image of a Carfax Report with the FEMA advisory is available for use in the multimedia gallery at http://news.carfax.com/. As a public service, Carfax offers a free check for flood damage at flood.carfax.com. Carfax is working with law enforcement, state agencies and private companies to make sure vehicles flooded and damaged by Sandy are properly branded and reported.

Editor’s note: A Carfax representative is available anytime for interview via satellite, phone, Skype or in-person. Please contact Christopher Basso at 703-304-7727 to schedule.