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rental record 169810325
Original review posted by user Sep 29
I rented a car from Hertz in Des Moines and returned it without incident on 08/29/2016.On 09/29/2016 I received a letter from Viking Billing Company in Eden Prairie, MN stating that "I had either rented a vehicle from Hertz Corporation and returned it with damage, or was involved in and accident with a Hertz Corporation vehicle." Hmmm the word EITHER really bothers me because it indicates there was damage to another vehicle in that parking lot.
I am a former auto rental agent, approximately 25 years ago, and I know that rental employees are NOT perfect drivers, and often get in a hurry shuttling cars around the lot when business picks up. I know the vehicle was undamaged at the time of return, and a representative checked the vehicle in. I think I know exactly what happened, a Hertz employee damaged the vehicle that I had rented while moving it, or another Hertz vehicle in close proximity to where I had parked, struck the vehicle I had returned and damaged it after it was returned.
If a Hertz staff member struck another Hertz rental vehicle, then job preservation kicked in by them remaining silent.
I called Hertz auto rental at the Des Moines airport hoping to speak with someone close to the incident, to find out where the damage was located. I was instead told "We don't have that information. We turn it over to the billing company." That is exactly what I did not want to occur, having to deal with a third party who was completely removed from the situation.
I called Viking Billing and reached voice mail, and left a message. Viking Billing has not returned my call.
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