Time after time we hear about cheating scandals at the corporate level, and time after time we wonder how corporate criminals continue to cheat Americans. Consider the Volkswagen cheating scandal in which Volkswagen corporate officers did their emissions testing in a laboratory, allowing them to alter the results. Hundreds of thousands of people bought Volkswagen vehicles, based on those altered emissions tests, only to find they were cheated, and are now unable to re-sell their vehicles.
Other car manufacturers participated in the program which used remote sensing devices placed on the side of the road. These devices accurately gauge the level of emissions from the vehicles that pass by, and because manufacturers are not sure when their own vehicles will be tested, the test becomes virtually cheat-proof. Lower emission vehicles are a regulation in some areas, and a definite boon to the environment, yet Volkswagen did their own “tests,” so they could deliberately cheat American consumers.