ASPEC supports the Xhire Anti-Fraud Network set up in order to facilitate the centralised sharing of information on fraudulent hires and theft from broadcast hire companies.
Fraud is endemic throughout the industry, and it seems that the ability of the Police to catch the perpetrators and recover stolen equipment is limited.
As a fraud prevention measure, rental organisations now share information through this network, which also has links to law enforcement agencies in the UK and Europe.
As a result, anybody who steals kit may well find that the second time they try they will be arrested in a sting operation, and that no organisiation will rent equipment to them ever again.
ASPEC is proud to recommend XHIRE to all members.