Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken by (a) his Department and (b) the DVLA to tackle vehicle cloning.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport takes this issue very seriously and we appreciate how distressing this criminal activity can be for innocent motorists. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) works closely with the police, the motor trade, vehicle data checking companies and the vehicle security industry to help deal with this issue. A list of things a prospective purchaser should look for to help ensure that the identity of the vehicle they are buying is correct is shown on the GOV.UK website

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