Victim Location 01002
Type of a scam Online Purchase
Hello! Please be warned about 8rental.com, the scammers operating on the European market of the online coach, car, and minibus with driver reservation.
They claim to be on the market for 12 years with a fleet all over Europe and an office in London with hundreds of employees. In reality, there are several individuals operating their scam scheme out of Chisinau, Moldova. They set up an empty shell entity Vehicle Reservation LLP in June 2017, having stolen prior to that some operational data and materials from an industry participant and registered a website 8rental.com under fake identities. The scammers attract by deception proposing low prices and defraud in various ways both consumers and carriers. All identities behind the website are fake, the fleet images are stolen from different internet resources, mostly from online cars sellers websites.
For example, the photos of stretch limos that they pretend to provide in the UK https://8rental.com/our-vehicles/limousines are stolen from American website https://limoforsale.com/limos-for-sale/cadillac/escalade/2007-cadillac-escalade-…⇄ <span title="https://m.limoforsale.com/limos-for-sale/chrysler/300/2006-chrysler-300-sedan-stretch-limo-american-limousine-sales-7801.html.
The photos of minibuses that they propose for transfers and tour services in London and in other European cities are stolen from the website of a minibus seller from Poland http://sprintcar.pl/
Manipulating with fake identities they create hundreds of fake positive reviews about their service on different platforms such as TripAdvisor or Google. Read more about their manipulations on the blog of anti-fraud in transport community: https://cpft-committee.blogspot.com and the website: https://cpft-committee.org
Here is the information on how they scammed American students by posting fake scholarships to the financial aid websites: https://cpft-committee.blogspot.com/2018/07/fake-scholarships-for-american.html