The CarRental.com website in Australia was recently shut down by authorities in the state of Queensland after being accused of offering to pay customers to drive their vehicles around the country.
The company’s Facebook page described itself as a “mobile car rental business” that operates a fleet of rental vehicles.
“Our vehicles are available for hire, for a fee, from local or regional car rental agencies in the region,” it said in a post on its Facebook page.
“This allows you to enjoy the comfort and safety of a car while you’re out and about, wherever you are.”
The post went on to say that the company had been contacted by the Australian Government.
It did not specify when the website was taken down.
“We will be contacting the Australian Federal Police about this matter and will take appropriate action against the operators of the site and those who have offered their services to customers,” the post said.
“In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns about this or other issues, please contact us.”
The Australian Federal Government is not the only government agency investigating CarRenters.
In the US, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether CarRenting.com violated the anti-fraud laws, as well as copyright laws, in a complaint filed with the agency earlier this year.
In addition to the FTC, the Justice Department has also filed a complaint against the site.
The Justice Department alleges that CarRrenters’ website violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKA “Soliciting Offered Rate”) by allowing users to rent cars through the site without their consent.
The website allows users to buy or rent vehicles from the company, which the company says is part of its mission to “provide a free, secure, and affordable alternative to car rental.”
The FTC complaint says that the website encourages customers to rent vehicles “without a credit card or other payment methods” by allowing them to add “vehicle descriptions and payment options to their rental account”.
The website also allows users “to request that the vehicle be removed from your account if the vehicle has been reported stolen, damaged or stolen,” according to the complaint.
The site also allows the user to rent an “expert” car, but the FTC complaint alleges that the “expectations are not met.”
According to the report, the FTC alleges that “car rental agencies are not subject to the terms and conditions of any insurance policies” that would be required for the service provided by the company.
In a statement on the website, CarRento said that it had been working with the Australian Department of Transport and Communications to resolve the situation.
“The Australian Federal Attorney-General has asked us to clarify that the Australian government has not initiated this investigation and that we have no knowledge of any charges being made against us,” it stated.
“At the same time, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Department of Immigration have taken no further action in relation to the matter.”
CarRotorers did not respond to request for comment from the Australian Financial Review.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported in January that car rental industry revenues fell by 6.9 per cent in 2017.