Alamo Informative - False Claim of Damages
LOS ANGELES, TEXAS -- The classic story from them it seems...we rented a car from LAX. Returned it without any damages. Certainly nothing was pointed out to us when we returned it. 3 months later I get a damages "claim" of >$200. They offer to waive the $50 admin fee if I pay the claim immediately. It seems like fraud and if they report it to credit it's certainly a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
From my perspective an employee probably dinged the car while working and blamed it on me. They cannot provide proof of the damage (i.e. description and picture) and say all they have is my signature on a waiver of coverage and a claim by an employee that they found a scratch. I wish I could run my business that way and stay in business.
I am wondering if anyone can tell me if I stand a chance of fighting it and what to do to handle it. If the claim is not dropped I am going to go down fighting and at a minimum make sure every consumer advocacy group and BBB hears about it - that will certainly cost them more in lost customers and legal fees than they May force out of me!
Advice is appreciated and welcome.