Car Crime Awareness Week kicks off with some tips to avoid the fraudsters

Nic Cackett

A specialist police unit established to tackle car crime has launched an awareness week to publicise the escalating problem of fraud in the motor trade.

The Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service focuses on the impact of organised crime on the car industry, and is using this week to remind the public of the dangers of cloning and fraudulent financing when they come to replace their pride and joy.

In an effort to assist anyone going through the process of buying a used car, the Association of Chief Police Officers has teamed up with the industry experts to provide a list of tips on how to avoid the fraudsters.