Friday, February 12, 2010

Cars, Cops and Criminals

The latest series is upon us and the next show is on BBC1 @ 9pm on Monday 15th February (that’s the day after VALENTINES DAY – THIS SUNDAY ... a dangerous date to forget!). I understand reference will be made to the stolen registration documents.

We believe that later episodes will see two of our case studies featured; Andrew and Grieg, both of whom bought stolen vehicles and both of whom made some savings as a result of obtaining the free advice available at

Andrew discovered his predicament very soon after buying his stolen car so he got a friend to phone the vendor (who conveniently had another vehicle for sale) and with the vendor's details in hand got the police to reacte. The a suspect, another
stolen vehicle and a stolen V5C were all successfully seized.

Grieg turned detective and having bought the vehicle through ebay obtained some contact details for the vendor, identified an address and the suspect. Further assistance was provided by an IFIG (Insurance Fraud Investigators Group) member following a circulation – a new address for the suspect was found. The matter is with the police.

2 more car scams successfully uncovered, we cant urge you enought to be vigilant when buying your 2nd hand car - but will keep you informed of all scams that come to our attention, there's nothing better than education.