23430 Autopilot Dr, Sterling, VA 20166, USA
1 comment
Featured Not resolved
Additional Fees
Additional Services
Billing Practices
Customer service
Discounts and Special Offers
Diversity of Products or Services
Price Affordability
Product or Service Quality
Value for money

Update by user Jul 02

Dallas Morning News article about an Alamo/Enterprise damage scam: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2013/03/14/rental-car-repair-charges-stir-travelers-anger-claims-of-scam

The Seattle Times article about an Alamo damage scam: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/is-this-rental-car-repair-bill-a-scam/

"Top 628 complaints against Alamo": https://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/alamo.html

Original review posted by user Jun 30

I rented a silver 2016 Jeep Cherokee from Alamo Rent A Car on March 14, 2017, when I flew in to Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia.I returned the vehicle on March 28, 2017.

When I returned the vehicle, the woman who checked it in pointed out a small scuff on the rear passenger door, measuring about 1.5 inches. It was only a scuff; I wiped it away with my fingers, and it was gone. She said she would need to "have it looked at." I asked why because nothing was there. There were no damages to the vehicle when I returned it.

A couple of weeks later, I received a letter in the mail from Alamo stating that I had damaged their vehicle and that the damages totaled $3,192.02. They included pages and pages of fictitious damages to the vehicle, including structural damage, broken lights, etc. They even included some photos of a silver vehicle that was smashed in. I was dumbfounded!

I couldn't figure out why they were sending that to me because I did not damage their vehicle. At first I thought it was a mistake. I was extremely upset for two days. So then I started thinking that maybe it wasn't a mistake at all; maybe it was a scam.

So I Googled the phrase "Alamo damage scam," and bingo! I found many, many websites recounting hundreds of stories of consumers who had the exact same experience with Alamo and also Enterprise; evidently the two companies are owned by the same parent company. I sent a letter to the Alamo rep who was calling me, emailing me and sending letters to me in the mail. I told him I did not damage the vehicle, and I told him I didn't know which vehicle he was referring to and where he got those photos, but they were not of the vehicle I rented.

He replied, saying they would review my dispute with the renting location and get back to me. Not surprisingly, he responded a few days later saying I am indeed responsible for the "damages." I didn't damage the vehicle, and I don't see why I or my insurance company should pay money to a company who is trying to get money out of us fraudulently. I don't know if they threatened him or bribed him or what. This damage scam is evidently the company's modus operandi.

I refuse to pay for damage I did not cause. And I am aghast that this company is still in business after defrauding hundreds of consumers.

This is unconscionable.They think people will just give in and pay them to make the problem go away, or have their insurance companies pay them.

Review about: Alamo Jeep Car Rental.

Reason of review: Blatant attempt to defraud me.

Preferred solution: Cease and desist with the harrassing communications; drop the fraudulent claim..

I didn't like: Attempt to defraud me and hundreds of other consumers.

Had an Experience with Alamo?

Write a review


Comment as anonymous or
Terms of Service
Post Comment


Weve noted your comments and we would like to have the opportunity to look into this concern for you. Please send us a detailed email to ehiescalationscc@mailca.custhelp.com include the exact rental location, your contact telephone number, your claims, rental agreement or reservation numbers and any further information regarding your experience with us.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Carol H.

You May Also Like

Enterprise Rent A Car - Getting nowhere with Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Credit due to me . Enterprise Rent A Car "I rented a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car satelitte office located at 9210 N. Cave Creek Rd, in Phoenix Arizona on June 22, 2017. On June 23rd, 2017 I returned my..." Read more Payless Car Rental - Mark ALL dings/dents/cracks no matter the size! Payless Car Rental "I picked this place since I due to the hours they said they were open and for the fact I didn't have to actually go into the airport to pick..." Read more Anchor Your Assets Lease Guaranty - BAIT AND SWITCH !! anchoryourassets.com and anchoryourassetsinc.com SCAM! BEWARE !! Anchor Your Assets Lease Guaranty "anchor your assets lease guaranty that goes by anchoryourassets.com and anchoryourassetsinc.com advertises that you get an apartment approval without "paying a dime" upfront right on their webiste, front and center...." Read more RelayRides - Denied RelayRides "Denied - for no reason. I meet all of their requirements but was denied a membership. I gave them my social security number, address, photo of my license, photo of..." Read more Wigsbuy - MY WIGS HUMAN HAIR WIG IS WRONG COLOR. Wigsbuy "hello.to wigsbuy human wig about 2 months ago.and have been trying for 2 months to tell you,that the wig I received wasit the right color,and the net wasit what I..." Read more Cyanic Solution - I GOT A JOB FROM CYANIC -IT SOLUTIONS.... FOR ACCENTURE with 2.5pa Cyanic Solution "HELLO, i got a call from cyanic solutions stating it campus... after going there they made me write the exam/test on Cprogramming after 4 days i got mail stating of..." Read more Mercari - They do NOT care about YOU Mercari "Please remember, the Mercari team does not give 0 F***''s about you, always know this. I (was) a seller. I sold tons of stuff. I wrapped my packages in pink..." Read more Good People Good Company at Mariner Finance Mariner Finance "They are professional, courteous and polite. This company has helped me after my son passed away with no life insurance leaving behind a new home, his wife and a 14..." Read more