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Overview Odometer fraud is the disconnection, resetting, or alteration of a vehicle’s odometer with the intent to change the number of miles indicated. NHTSA estimates that more than , vehicles are sold each year with false odometer readings. This crime costs American car buyers more than $1 . When an odometer is manually set to display a falsely deflated mileage, this is known as odometer fraud or clocking. The idea behind clocking is to make it look as though the vehicle has done less. Odometer Fraud & the Law When a vehicle is sold or a title is transferred, the law requires written documentation of the total mileage as recorded on the odometer. If the odometer mileage is known to be incorrect for any reason, the seller is required to provide a written statement of this knowledge on the title to the buyer. GEORGIA Office of Consumer Affairs 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. S.E. Suite East Tower Atlanta, GA Phone: Website: HAWAII.
ODOMETER FRAUD † Contact an attorney to discuss your options involving the person responsible for the fraud. † According to Illinois law (Chapter ILCS 5/), a person may be awarded $1, or three times the amount of damages plus court costs and attorney fees in fraud cases. † Secretary of State Police can investigate a crimi-File Size: 1MB. Odometer fraud is a pernicious crime that robs thousands of dollars from each victim it touches. See, e.g., United States v. Whitlow, F.2d , (5th Cir. ) (under sentencing guidelines, court affirmed estimate that consumers lost $4, per vehicle). Protecting Yourself from Odometer Rollback Fraud One of those hidden items could be the odometer reading. CARFAX research indicates that nearly , cars have their odometers rolled back each year. Additionally, there are currently about million vehicles on the road with rolled-back odometers. Odometer Fraud. 40% of used car have a tampered odometer in Europe Fighting against odometer fraud is priority number 1 for CERTIFICARE *source FIA Digital maintenance book. In 60% cases after the 3rd hand, all the maintenance history of the vehicle is lost. Distributors: Optimize the residual value of your used car fleet thanks to.
Check the log book history to make sure the odometer readings match up. If you're unsure, you can contact the dealer/repairer and ask them to check their records. If you're buying a second-hand import from Japan, make sure you sight the original Japanese export certificate (or deregistration certificate), or obtain a copy through a third : Andy Kollmorgen. A Long Island used‐car dealership has been fined $25, for rolling back the mileage on odometers. Judge Richard Delin of Nassau County Court also imposed a $10, fine on the concern's. Mississippi men sentenced to prison in odometer fraud case Associated Press Published a.m. CT Feb. 20, A Mississippi father and son are going to . The penalties for a conviction on federal odometer fraud charges can be expensive and severe. (49 U.S. Code § ). Civil penalties can include fines of up to $10, for each violation, with each altered odometer constituting a separate violation. You can also be sued by any individual who was defrauded by the altered odometer or documents, with potential damages being three times the Author: Dee M.