In a vehicle cloning scam, the VIN of a legit vehicle is superimposed on a stolen vehicle with the latter being sold in a different state or country.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 29, 2012
Of the many risks associated with purchase of used cars, perhaps none has greater consequences than the purchase of a cloned car. The mere possession of such a car could instantly change consumers lives – for the worse.
In a vehicle cloning scam, the VIN of a legit vehicle is superimposed on a stolen vehicle with the latter being sold in a different state or country. The criminal gangs involved in this activity usually target high-end cars and their ability to transact across states and countries usually means that they are normally ahead of the law enforcement agencies and therefore hardly risk getting caught.
The risks associated with owning a stolen car, (knowingly or unknowingly), are many and some could be quite traumatic. Once caught, consumers might find themselves answering to a huge range of charges including heinous ones like organized crime. Where a twin car has been used to traffic drugs (for example), consumers have a hard time explaining to the law enforcement agencies that they were not involved.
As soon as the law enforcement agencies discover that a car is cloned, the first thing they do is confiscate it. Of course consumers are never compensated for the amount they spent on such a car. To add insult to injury, they’ll be responsible for any liabilities on the car (such as outstanding loans).
Consumers could spare themselves the agony that comes with cloned cars by obtaining a vehicle history report such as the ones issued by CarHistory.us.org. Issuers of these reports have the expertise to not only verify the genuineness of a vehicle’s VIN but will also conduct other reviews that will help point out the possibility of a scam. Given the huge number of stolen vehicle we read about every year, consumers have nothing to lose and everything to gain from obtaining an independent review.
Vehicle history reports are an important aspect of the car buying process. Don't get scammed into paying for a car that could be a lemon. Visit CarHistory.us.org to evaluate a used car with a cheap yet accurate vehicle history service. With millions of cars in this nationwide database, you're bound to find the real information you are after.