In this report that was given by ABC 7 in San Diego reports that a woman was kidnapped off a street in the city of Philadelphia. The woman was found and her kidnapper was arrested by the police thanks to the help of a GPS tracker that was installed in the car she was taken in. The car belonged to the man who allegedly committed the kidnapping, the GPS was place in his car by the dealer he was financing the car from.
Used dealerships have taken to adopt this new method of installing GPS tracking devices in cars they finance to people who have less than favorable credit in order to protect their investments. When news broke about dealers using GPS trackers in some of their used cars that were bought by people with less than desirable credit, mixed feelings from consumers where seen. Some argued that by installing tracking devices in cars without giving the customer notice was an invasion of privacy by the dealer. The dealers defended their actions by stating that if people who financed one of their cars and were prone to skip payments, the GPS would assist in finding the vehicle and eventually recover it.
In this news story, the GPS that was installed in order to keep the car secured until it had been completely paid off, but it turns out was the tool that made finding the woman easier for the police. People might change their negative opinions about used cars being equipped with GPS trackers if more news stories like this one are taken into consideration.
People who have less than favorable credit do have a harder time to obtain certain things that others with better credit can get right away, but the notion of having bad credit should not be something to discourage them, specially if the GPS trackers will be taken out of the vehicles once they are fully paid off.