Bender Enterprises Inc.

(888) 724-2597

(760) 438-9783

7040 Avenida Encinas

Suite 104-193

Carlsbad, CA 92011


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Visit Protect Our Streets to save lives and protect property from illegal street racing, drifting, stunting, and information on auto theft, fraud and prevention


Mike Bender
Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Expert

Stolen Vehicle Expert

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ICI POST Instructor, Licensed California Private Investigator since 1987; #12649.

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Mike Bender on Fox News in Minnesota



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The Fast, The Fraudulent & The Fatal Is a Comprehensive Investigator's Guide written by Michael Bender on how to Identify, Investigate, Detect and Deter Auto Theft and Fraud while Saving Lives. Click Here for more information on the book.


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Bender Enterprises Inc. offers Stolen Vehicle detection software and hardware (VINtrack), Consulting services, Research, and Training for the Law Enforcement, Insurance and Automotive Industries. Mike Bender is a High-Tech Auto Theft Expert & Stolen Vehicle Expert

Click on photo to view interview by NICB on Realy Attack Devises and High-Tech Vehicle Theft & Bypass

Bender Enterprises Inc. provides advanced vehicle identification technologies and consulting; assisting law enforcement, insurance industry, salvage yards, automobile manufacturers and many other related industries.

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Read about Mike Bender in the New York Times by clicking here.

Investigations: Mike Bender has been a licensed California Private Investigator since 1987 (12649) and recently became licensed in AZ (1614030). He has worked all areas of criminal investigations from Auto Theft to Murder while employed with the Los Angeles Police Dept, Simi Valley Police Dept, National Auto Theft Bureau, and National Insurance Crime Bureau. He has specialized in high-tech auto theft detection, fraud, and complex SIU investigations.

Recent case review testimonial: Your report caused the case to settle rather quickly this a.m. All I can say is once the opposition read your report, which the Federal Magistrate found very compelling, he begged permission to give it to the other side as he knew they would have to settle once they saw your report!

Subject Matter Expert:
-Auto Theft and Fraud
-High Tech Vehicle Theft Methods
-Illegal Street Racing and related Drifting & Stunting activities
-Advanced Vehicle Identification and Theft Methods; Including Transponder and Immobilizer Bypass.

Our goal has always been to provide the best and most affordable solutions to the industry.

We introduced a new training series titled "Now, New, Next", focusing on issues that are current and emerging regarding vehicles and technology.

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer; Click Here


CNN 2013

CNN recently reached out to Mike Bender for insight regarding a high-tech way to break into cars. Click here to view.



Consultant ABC 20/20

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Fox News Phoenix

Fox News Phoenix recently did a story on high-tech auto thieves. Click here to watch the Phoenix video, and here for the San Francisco video.

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Fox News San Francisco/Oakland also ran a story. Click here for the story

Training at Jay Leno's Garage...JayLenoTraining

The Bender Advantage
We are worldwide leaders in innovative vehicle identification and training. We only implement and recommend scanning and data collection systems that have proven themselves in the field. Our bar-code scanning systems, software and vehicle computer software assist in the detection of stolen vehicles, prevention from buying stolen vehicles, and the automatic data capture of any barcode. 

We provide our customers with complete solutions with a  ready-to-use out-of-the-box experience; IT departments love us!

Company and Personal Profile

Mike Bender started Bender Enterprises Inc. and has over 30 years experience in the investigation of auto theft and fraud. He started his career with the Los Angeles Police Department graduating first in his class; number one in academics, number 2 in firearms, the first person in the history of the police department to get a perfect score on the first Physical Fitness Qualification test, and set several records. After working Newton and Southwest Divisions he transferred to the Simi Valley Police Department working numerous assignments including training officer, SWAT, and Detectives. From there he joined the National Auto Theft Bureau which later became the National Insurance Crime Bureau. He is an internationally recognized expert in sport compact vehicle (illegal street racers) theft and fraud and advanced vehicle identification. He has consulted for major insurance companies, law enforcement, and the news and print media.

Fun Facts: Mike competed in the Toughest Cop Alive and Toughest Competitor Alive (TCA) contest 10 times; retiring as the undefeated State, East Coast, and World Record Holder after 10 years of competing in it. He also was awarded Officer of the Year by Simi Valley Police Dept, Investigator of the Year by the Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, and has received numerous Honorary Resolutions and a Commendation the Sate of California.

Bender Enterprises Inc. is a member of the Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association, the Arizona Auto Theft Investigators Association, Southern California Fraud Investigators Association, California Association of Licensed Investigators and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. Mike is also California and Arizona licensed Private Investigator.  Mike Bender Auto Theft Expert & Stolen Vehicle Expert. Bender Enterprises in Owned by Cynthia Bender and day to day operations to be run by Mikali Bender. Our Mexico liaisons are: David Diaz for assistance in Mexico and soon to be Matilde Yolanda Bustamante for assistance in the United States. Contacto en Español

He also formed the non-profit F.A.S.T. Foundation for Automotive Safety and Trends and published "The Fast, The Fraudulent & The Fatal" which explores the dark and dangerous side of illegal street racing, drifting and stunting that is not reported. More on the book can be found at


If you would like a custom solution or have questions, please contact us at by clicking here.

Quotes from VINtrack users: "VINtrack is an invaluable tool", "This is the best system we have ever used", "We recovered a stolen vehicle within the first week of use", "Their support is awesome", "This was some of the best training we have ever received", "We tried many other scanners and their systems and support were the best".

Training Testimonials are on our training page

Bender Enterprises Inc. uses the best PDAs, scanning products and engines available. That is why we are a Strategic Vertical Integrator for Socket Communications Inc., a Partner Select for Symbol Technologies and a Business Development Partner for HP as well as a partner with Opticon.



Contact us any time (888) 724-2597, (760) 438-9783, or  contact us at by clicking here.

Read about Mike Bender in the New York Times by clicking here.

Socket Mobile Increases Deployments of Cordless Hand Scanner for Stolen Vehicle Tracking ~ Extends partnership with Bender Enterprises to meet growing demand for vehicle theft detection solution, Read Press Release.



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