Safety for women in cars

March 15, 2010

This actually happened a few weeks ago on the M3 FLEET SERVICES!!! It was early evening, and a young girl stopped to get petrol. She filled her tank and walked into the store to pay for her petrol. The cashier told her, ‘Don’t pay for your petrol yet……walk around the store for a while, and act as if you’re picking up some other things to buy. A man just got into the back of your car.. I’ve called the police, and they’re on their way’.. When the police arrived, they found the man in the back seat of the girl’s car and asked him what he was doing. He replied, he was joining a gang, and the initiation to join is to kidnap a woman and bring her back to the gang to be raped by every member of the gang. If the woman was still alive by the time they finish with her then they let her go.

According to the police that night, there is a new gang forming here, originating from London . The scary part of this is, because the guy didn’t have a weapon on him, the police could only charge him with trespassing…… He’s back on the street and free to try again.

Please be aware of what’s going on around you, and warn your family and friends. LADIES, you or one of your family or friends could be the next victim.

Please forward this on to everyone you know. Please do not discard this message; it is very important that everyone knows what is happening. Please be careful when leaving your vehicle, and make sure it is ALWAYS LOCKED to prevent this from happening to you.
MET POLICE


FREE VEHICLE CHECK

February 23, 2010

If you own an iPhone and want to enquiry about a registration mark to obtain the vehicle’s specifics (make, model, cc, date of first app’s store, just type in ‘mycarcheck’ and download our free application.

Remember, you can check any vehicle – FREE.

If you are suspicious of a vehicle and check it, I would suggest you make a note of the circumstances… you will leave a footprint against the VRM and while this is not an issue (there is nothing preventing you searching any VRM) the history (footprint) may be discovered by an insurer, trading standards or the police (as examples) who could later have an interest in it.

Justin
MyCarCheck.com


Is that a genuine V5C with the car you’ve just bought?

February 15, 2010

Further to our recent email in respect of stolen registration documents (V5C’s), I have been asked whether there is a way of checking a V5C presented is indeed genuine, or the last document issued. The simplest means is to phone the DVLA with the V5C in front of you. By providing:
a. The vehicle registration mark (VRM)
b. The document reference number (DRN)
c. (possibly requested) the date of issue.

The DVLA will confirm whether the document is the last printed i.e. that the DRN is that on the last issue. In most cases this will mean that the document you are looking at is genuine. With regard to the stolen registration documents, we have yet to see one upon which the crooks have applied an accurate DRN. The only way to get the correct DRN is to have had sight of the original, last issue. As the crooks rarely see this, they simply make up an 11 digit string as it will deceive most people.

It is concerning to note that no one appears to have advised the public that this is the simplest means by which to check a registration document despite there being 1000’s of stolen V5C’s out there.


Cars, Cops & Criminals

February 12, 2010

The latest series is upon us and the next show is on BBC1 @ 9pm on Monday 15th February and I understand reference will
be made to stolen registration documents.

It is anticipated that later programs 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 http://www.mycartoolbox.com

Andrew discovered the loss so soon after buying a stolen car that he was able to get a friend to phone the
vendor who conveniently had another vehicle for sale. The police reacted and the a suspect, another
stolen vehicle and a stolen V5C were 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.


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January 5, 2010

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