ESTA Fraud and Theft Prevention

Welcome to Rental Guard 

ESTA's RENTAL GUARD is an alert system that has proven effective in preventing fraud and theft, and locating stolen equipment. It enables the world-wide network of professional rental companies to list missing/stolen equipment, share information about how thefts are occurring, gain intelligence about potential new customers, and report and receive information on questionable customers.

Anyone may receive theft alerts and report stolen equipment free of charge. You must register to receive the email alerts.

You must be an ESTA (or ASPEC, part of PLASA) Member to post, receive or respond to a New Customer Inquiry.

Anyone may post a Questionable Customer Alert but you must be an ESTA (or ASPEC) Member to receive them.

Information posted on the RENTAL GUARD ESTA Fraud and Prevention site (the "Site")  represents the views and opinions of the user doing the posting and not that of ESTA or PERG. Neither ESTA nor PERG has any obligation to monitor the Site and may not regularly monitor or review the Site or any postings and content thereon for accuracy or otherwise. However, ESTA and PERG reserve the right to review any Information uploaded, posted or sent by Site users and to remove any of such Information in the sole discretion of ESTA and PERG.  

Join the Fight Now!

RENTAL GUARD needs an upgrade to improve the user experience and enhance reporting capabilities for law enforcement. Please join the fight against fraud and theft and donate now!

  • Donations of $100 or more wil receive a copy of the new Digest of Fraud and Theft Prevention Measures.
  • Donations of $1000 or more will be recognized on the RENTAL GUARD homepage.


Before you rent, buy, or service equipment, check to see if it has been reported stolen with a simple search. Avoid becoming an innocent victim.


If you suffer a theft, post your loss and an alert will be sent to all subscribers. Your posting will be viewed by those who may come into contact with stolen equipment such as service centers, rental houses, brokers, and law enforcement.

New Customer Inquiry

Get help from fellow ESTA (and ASPEC) Members when evaluating new customers by checking references beyond those listed on their application.

Questionable Customer Alert

If you’ve turned down a rental because red flags were raised, alert ESTA (and ASPEC) Members so they can use extra care if also approached.

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Additional support from:
Duclos Lenses, Musitelli Film & Digital, NFP, Taylor & Taylor Associates

Sponsored by
Additional support from:
Duclos Lenses, Musitelli Film & Digital, NFP, Taylor & Taylor Associates