American Greed Episode 91: The car con

Case File

The car con

Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start US FIDELIS, a business selling vehicle service contracts. But when the cars break down those "warranties" prove worthless while the brothers pocket millions and live it up.


  • US Fidelis' misleading 'warranties'

    When customers found fault in their car service contracts, confusion ensued on who to hold responsible.

  • Tale of two call centers

    While U.S. Fidelis was bringing in business, the Better Business Bureau was receiving thousands of complaints against the company.

  • Darain's castle

    Take a tour inside Darain Atkinson's house and see what $26 million buys.

  • By: Source: David Warfield & Thornhill Auctions

    From Harleys to Hummers, nearly 5,000 people showed up to watch Darain and Cory Atkinson’s “toys” auctioned off.

  • By: Source: Public records

    See one of the letters US Fidelis sent out trying to convince customers to purchase a contract with them.

  • By: Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office

    Listen to U.S. Fidelis agents use a pressure tactic called "F.O.A.M"- Freak Out About Mileage" on a potential customer.