Anyone dealt with www.hire-audi.com?

34 replies
Found 26th Aug 2010
These guys look very proffessional. But I'm not sure.
I'm interested in hiring a car from them but their procedures seem a bit dodgy so was wondering if anyone has used them.

Basically, you dont pay any money up front, they send you a 'membership card' which within 48 hours you have to take to a PayPoint terminal and pay in £300 deposit for scratch and dent.
Then on the day the car gets delivered you par the driver cash for the car (which is £235 for an Audi Q7), and then when he comes to pick it back up he will check the car and if its ok give you back your £300 in cash.

What do people think? Has anyone tried them before?
They have a website hire-audi.com

Thanks in advance

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Sorry never dealt with these people so can't recommend.

However, have you tried your local Audi dealer for comparison?

I logged onto mine and it came back with a daily rate for a Q7 of £112.

northeastaudi.co.uk/aud…122

I've read your post a few times and if I were you I'd ask myself the following questions.

Why am I paying a deposit via a PayPoint terminal?

Why am I paying the driver cash for the rental?

How do I get back my £300 cash that you credited to your membership card?

Why is there no company or registered address or VAT number on the website?

Oh and finally they're going to give me £100 each time I recommend a friend who subsequently hires a car - and this will be paid via BACS to my bank account oO

I think once you've gone over these questions a few times I might just look elsewhere:D




Edited by: "pluves1" 26th Aug 2010

The fact they want £300 via Paypoint sets off alarm bells. I don't know anything about it but I would assume it comes with little or no protection and is meant for sending money to people you trust - not for transactions with strangers. Much like Western Union.

If they don't take card, then stay away.

Original Poster

Yeh that's what I was thinking too.
I think I will stay away.
Thanks for the other link pluves1, I'll give them a call in the morning.

Stay away from these con-artists. I am a detailer and obviously have an eyes for detail. I hired an Audi A4 for £114.72 for a 'three day weekend' deal. When the driver collected the car he didn't check it for any problems. I was then sent a letter stating that ONE OF THE WHEELS was kerbed and will not be refunding my £300. I did not kerb any wheel, infact none of the wheels had any kerbing before or after the rental. Pure con-artists and not worth renting from here. STAY AWAY! Still not received my £300 back

ARE THEY LEGIT THEN?MEANING THEY ARE THE OFFICAL AUDI?

m4m55, WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

Audi have said this on their website:

** it has been brought to our attention that hireaudi.com is redirecting to this website. We are not associated in any way with hireaudi.com which is currently under investigation. If you have been affected by this scam please contact South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020. Quote incident number 359, 19th May 2011.

This is definatley a scam, if they are as prestige as they say they are, they would not be advertising on Gumtree!

hey people its a complete scam iv tried it my self! their posting leaflets around the manchester oldham area aswell as rochdale and sheffield from what i know. the scam is basically the deposit money they have you pay them by paypoint which is not refundable and very difficult to trace aswell. they provide you with fake insurance paperwork which i have and if anyone wants a copy just mail me. '' audi have also stated on their webiste the business is a scam and has no relation to them'' guess i i found out to late

Original Poster

Sarah have you paid them a deposit?
What I found dodgy as well was whenever I tried phoning them they would never answer and always callback with a private number.

There is an official Audi Hire company in Newcastle/Sunderland area though. But difinitely avoid these guys!

Original Poster

Tim, so they do deliver and pick up the car from you?

m4m55

ARE THEY LEGIT THEN?MEANING THEY ARE THE OFFICAL AUDI?



No, I paid for an a3 and got a ford ka. Was not happy

When I 1st found out about this company I found out through Gumtree! I was looking at it and I was thinking to my self its to good to be true. They don't show know registered address and if you call the office line they keep you on wait for a long time. They try and make it look like as if their so legit. They say they are busy at the moment. Now they have changed the layouts and access to the websites. Before they had a page where it let you let them call you but now it doesn't. I left as message for them to call me and they called back two weeks later and the guy that spoke to me was sounding very dodgy and nervous. He said everything in a fast way. I told him how do I find out if its dodgy and he said if I give a deposit on the day I will know! I didnt want to sound that rude to him but I told him to F*** Off.

Giving cars to 18 year olds is to hard to belive!

If anyone did get any cars off them please let me know

sarahbhatti

hey people its a complete scam iv tried it my self! their posting … hey people its a complete scam iv tried it my self! their posting leaflets around the manchester oldham area aswell as rochdale and sheffield from what i know. the scam is basically the deposit money they have you pay them by paypoint which is not refundable and very difficult to trace aswell. they provide you with fake insurance paperwork which i have and if anyone wants a copy just mail me. '' audi have also stated on their webiste the business is a scam and has no relation to them'' guess i i found out to late




Hi i was wondering if you can send the insurance papers to me please. My email address is ******************. Thanks
Edited by moderator: "Jul 31, 2011 21:58" 31st Jul 2011

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hey guys u lot saved me from becomin the next victim,thanks alot............

WOW THANKS FOR THIS THREAD.

I GOT SCAMMED BY THESE GUYS DO NOT, NOT...NOT, GIVE THEM YOUR DETAILS.

AVOID AVOID DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN AN OBVIOUS SCAM SITE LIKE I DID....

fokrulchoudhury

Hi i was wondering if you can send the insurance papers to me please. My … Hi i was wondering if you can send the insurance papers to me please. My email address is ******************. Thanks



Fokrul are you another wannabe scammer? Why would you want to see the papers? So you can then try and scam people yourself?

Can any regular member explain all these silly posts to me?

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deek72

Can any regular member explain all these silly posts to me?



if you cannot figure these at your age .. there is no help for you

dog_cop

if you cannot figure these at your age .. there is no help for you



Wtf? I'm only 52!
Go on though, enlighten me. I've seen these before and often wondered why these old posts are dug up by new members. I could understand one person finding the thread and posting, but nothing for a year and then 4 or 5?

I think someone posted and then it jumped up to the top of Google for "hireaudi scam" so that brought in the new posters (as well as a legal threat re libel from hireaudi.com which is why I'm here now ).

Admin

I think someone posted and then it jumped up to the top of Google for … I think someone posted and then it jumped up to the top of Google for "hireaudi scam" so that brought in the new posters (as well as a legal threat re libel from hireaudi.com which is why I'm here now ).



Sort of explains it. It's just that these new posters are all, well.....sort of odd

Thank God I found this thread, I too have booked with hire-audi.com, but with a credit card so I have some protection there, thank you to the OP! This may have saved me loads of hastle. I have since send the **** an email and been in contact with the Police, I hope they find them and throw the Key away!

Jason

Banned

Can't we just spam this and get it to ****

im aware this is an old thread, but i think hire a car from them, drive it into a tree and jsut say whoops! walk away and leave it, your out £300, there out a car

hi could you please email me the insurance paper that hire audi give you

thank you

I got scammed by these guys. Got my insurance papers as well, wish someone would help me. Can send over the documents right away

hiya please could you mail me insaurance docs these people have scammed me to want to see if they are alike thanks alot

Chidda

I got scammed by these guys. Got my insurance papers as well, wish … I got scammed by these guys. Got my insurance papers as well, wish someone would help me. Can send over the documents right away


waqqarali and tariq are the just more scammers. People do not share any information with these guys!

phew i was just about to book with them:S crap still no more wedding car for me:(

What ever you do, DO NOT HIRE CARS OR DO BUSINESS WITH 'www.hireaudi.com'. THEY ARE CON-ARTISTS!!

Unfortunately i am a victim of their fraudulent activity, i gave a deposit of 420GBP and the car which i hired NEVER showed up!! Tried contacting them, rung them on numerous occasions, emailed them..even threatened them with the police, yet they did not contact me or refund my deposit!! SO BE AWARE!! Their website is very polished, dont be fooled!!

its a complete scam as iv said before if anyone can shut this website do so! if i was a hacker id ping these sob so many times their mothers would feel it!
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