Watch Out For Car Cloning [VIDEO]
What will they think of next? There’s a new auto crime growing known as “car cloning”. Car thieves steal your vehicles Vin number, and away they go.
Here are more details according to aol.com:
“Police in St. Louis say they’re seeing more incidents of “car cloning” – a process where thieves copy VIN numbers off cars in parking lots, and then use those numbers to register stolen vehicles.
Car cloning causes big problems for innocent car owners whose VIN numbers were copied – you could be on the hook for any parking tickets the cloned car gets, be accused of causing an accident, or even find yourself accused of being involved in organized crime, the FBI warns.
The crime can also hurt used car buyers, unaware that the car they’ve purchased was stolen.
The FBI has tips on how to detect if your car’s VIN has been copied, or if you’re about to purchase a stolen car:
If you think your car was cloned (for instance, you receive notice of unpaid parking tickets that aren’t yours), contact your local police. Look for incorrect spelling on papework like vehicle titles.”
Check out this video on “car cloning”: