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posted: Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:07p
I sorry but when I read this I was like... uh duh.
Car thieves have been doing this for a long time. It is the only way to sell a stolen car without parting it out. And even still "cleaning" it this way would only prevent it from being picked up easily by cops. To sell it, at least in CA, you would need to forge the title in addition to cloning the VIN to sell it to someone. I am more surprise the guy mentioned was duped into buying a stolen car, probably given a line like "we will send the title in the mail"
Even if someone clones the VIN, replaces the dash plate, adn forges documents, just make sure to check the VIN in the non-removable sections, like etched into the engine. Dont trust the stickers on the doors/trunk or the removable dash plate. If it doesnt match your paper work, or is etched/scratched off, walk away.
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