Stolen Car Sharing

Mr. Gig

Dec 6, 2018
It seems wherever you read reviews about Hyrecar or Turo or any of the other car sharing services, that there is always a story - or many stories - of people who have had their cars stolen!

It almost feels like the dockless scooters and bikes story. You give people a scooter or bike that they can take and leave anywhere - and they will do just that. They'll take it. And they'll leave it anywhere - and anywhere could be inside their home! In other words, they steal them!

Apparently this is happening with some frequency with the rental cars. Which is probably why the traditional rental car companies had such a robust screening process for their customers and so many rules.

But there's something weird about some of these reviews. Check this one from Yelp out. The guy, who rented is car out through Hyrecar, said his car was stolen! But he gave them 4 stars! Honestly, if my car was stolen that would be an instant and automatic 1 star! Apparently his claim was settled to his satisfaction but it took almost a month and a half to get it done.



Feb 4, 2019
What City & State do you work in?
Glendale AZ
Could be that they privately asked him to modify his review score for the settled claim. Business do that a lot; some of them even threaten to not rectify the mistake if your review isn't modified.