Industry leaders join to combat auto fraud by Brian Blum in Automotive 16 Apr 2009 As private party used vehicle automotive sales increase online, so has fraud. It’s enough of a concern that five major online automotive classified sites have banded together to address how to combat the growing threat. AutoTrader.com, Cars.com, EBay Motors, Mota.com and Pep Boys have formed an alliance called “F.A.I.R.” (Fraud Abatement through Industry Response). This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share autotrader.comcars.comcharlie vogelheimebay motorsfraud abatement through industry responsemota.compep boysreza bundy Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.