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March 28, 2014—The owners of a Colorado Springs, Colo., shop recently launched an app for auto body shops that aims to reduce auto repair shop fraud.

James Bishop and Jake Durfee, owners of The Ding Guy in Colorado Springs, developed “The Ding Stinger” app as a way to let shops scan VIN numbers, take photos of body damage, write estimates and share the information with customers and other repair shops, according to a report in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Bishop said the app helps reduce false claims and the amount of time it takes to fill out orders and estimates.

The app works on any Apple mobile device. The app can be used for a limited time for free, and costs $30 a month to use thereafter.

Bishop said the app has been downloaded more than 2,000 times in all 50 states.

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