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Report vehicle cloning

Vehicle cloning is when a criminal puts your vehicle’s number plate on another vehicle to hide their identity and perform criminal activity.

Other reasons people do this is to avoid speeding tickets, parking fines, toll, and congestion charges.

If you think your vehicle has been cloned

You may not be aware your vehicle has been cloned until you receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice and you do not believe it to be your vehicle, you need to contact the local authority who issued the ticket to dispute it. The issuing authority may investigate and will inform the police if required.

If another vehicle has been using your number plate, the issuing authority will contact the police to report the crime and advise you what to do next.

If you have not received a Penalty Charge Notice and suspect your vehicle has been cloned, you can make a general enquiry to the police.

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