Prohire Risk, which automatically checks the risk of companies/individuals at every stage of the rental process, has been credited with alerting Bourne Bridge Vehicle Leasing to a serious threat to their fleet.
The reporting rental company submitted the risk incident to the Prohire Risk database after their hirer was caught driving in France without insurance, resulting in the vehicle being impounded.
Just days after the incident, the same individual attempted to hire from Bourne Bridge Vehicle Leasing just nine miles away.
As Prohire users, Bourne Bridge front-desk staff were instantly alerted to the risk threat, prompting them to contact the reporting rental company for further information and ultimately deciding to refuse the hire.
Corinne Wright, director at Bourne Bridge Vehicle Leasing, explained: “After another hire company posted details of their problems with the hirer, we have been able to avoid a potentially expensive and time consuming problem.”
Paul Newman, managing director at Prohire Software Systems, said: “I am delighted that Prohire Risk has potentially saved one of our customers from what could have been a very costly incident.
“After just a few days from its release, Prohire Risk is already proving that it can be a real asset in the fight against fraudulent and criminal activity in the rental industry.”