- Tue May 07, 2019 12:10 am
I agree this is a fear tactic. But true or not... I find it easier just to replace the control board and the mother board (m365). So they can scan all they want but it wont show for a bird SN.
not only that, but who is to say that you didn't buy a used control board or motherboard off ebay that unknowingly was from a Bird. Bird or any similar rental company for that matter would need to create a way/opportunity for scooter owners to check/verify their parts with suspected missing ones and provide an opportunity for those who might have had the misfortune of purchasing stolen parts to return them.
Going around and accusing riders of theft who have these "specific" SN's would be easily defendable when there are dozens and dozens of online sellers who are potentially selling stolen equipment via ebay or any other similar site. Even amazon....
Also, Bird,Lime,Lyft,etc. all have assets insurance that covers theft/vandalism. Why chase a POS hot scooter when they can just get a new one. Uncle sam wont charge them taxes either on it since its just a replacement for one that they already paid for.
Who ever reported or claimed this happened to them is full of shit, clearly knows nothing about law or basic economics, and more than likely was just being scammed/manipulated by someone who has great social engineering skills.