Fox Rent a Car has a nice scam going with VMS. An agency (with a class action law suit against it) whose only purpose is to inform you of any fine you may have incurred in the rental car and then charge you a ridiculous fee.
Here is how it works.
When signing my contract agreement I was informed that I would be responsible for any tickets. This of course did not seem like a big deal to me. For instance if I get a parking ticket I should pay for it. Anyways I ended up going through the fast line by mistake without a transponder.
About 2 weeks later I received a letter from VMS stating that I owed a $28 fine. So no big deal here, I was at fault. But the kicker is VMS said they were charging my credit card a $40 fee. Really!?, 40 dollars to send me a letter.
So now I have to pay an additional $40 on top of my $28 dollar fine. I'm assuming that I agreed to this by signing the contract, however I still feel that Fox was being deceitful by burying this in the fine print.
Maybe I should just be glad that the fine print did not also require me to send my first born child to VMS, in a prepaid package with the $40. Anyways because of this exorbitant transaction fee from VMS I will never rent from Fox again.
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