What is cloning?
Cloning involves the copying of the identity of a similar (non-stolen) vehicle already on the road. Criminals find an exact match of the car they have stolen and copy the identity of the legitimate vehicle. This makes the vehicle they have stolen look legal based on false number plates being fitted.
What do I need to do if my vehicle has been cloned?
You need to do the following things if you think your vehicle has been cloned.
- Return any fines or correspondence to the issuing authority, providing them with any documentary evidence that you have to prove your case.
- Write to the DVLA or fax them. They will record your correspondence on the vehicle record for future reference.
- Contact the police. They can trace and prosecute the culprit to prevent this illegal activity from continuing.
Contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA),
01792 783 083