Say this about Hertz; they are really good at getting bad publicity. 

First, the company was famous for having OJ Simpson as their chief endorser and star of TV commercials in the 70’s, and ’80s, 

Fast forward to a few years ago, when the company made headlines for filing bankruptcy. 

Earlier this year, they confidently announced a big collaboration with Tesla, pounding their chests proudly only to have to face more shame days later when Elon Musk told the world there was no signed contract yet. 

The latest series of headlines involving Hertz is the most disgusting, as more people are coming forward claiming they were accused, arrested, and in some cases even put in jail after Hertz reported cars that had legally rented were stolen. 

CBS featured a woman named Carrie Gibbs, who was arrested at a gas station in California in 2919 after Hertz reported she had stolen the truck she was renting through an insurance company after a car accident. 

According to CBS, the case was dismissed eventually, but Gibbs said she lost her real estate license for a year. 

A NASA employee has a similar story of Hertz reporting a vehicle he rented as stolen. So do almost 200 other people, all of whom have filed claims in federal bankruptcy court saying Hertz had them falsely arrested. 

What’s Hertz’s response? The claim situations like these are very rare.

A statement they issued earlier in the scandal will make people falsely arrested and harassed even angrier. Hertz claimed they “care deeply about our customers, and we successfully provide rental vehicles for tens of millions of travelers each year.” 

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