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South Australian Government cracks down on dodgy car dealers, odometer tampering

Ben Zachariah 09:00 08 September 2023 The South Australian Government has introduced harsher penalties for car dealers found to have wound back the kilometres on car odometers, with large fines and even imprisonment for repeat offenders. Car dealers in South Australia found to have wound back odometers will now face fines of up to $30,000, […]


Car buyers now have more power to detect when a car’s odometer has been tampered with, with a new service called ClockCatcher joining the fight to stamp out odometer fraud. ClockCatcher’s technology uses the car’s unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Registration to search historic car listings, uncovering any signs of potential tampering. Consumers simply […]

Odometer fraud: ‘Frightening’ warning to used car buyers

Chloe Whelan 2 min read September 13, 2023 – 6:44AM Used car buyers have been warned after an undercover investigation revealed just how easy it is to carry off an old-fashioned, but still worrying, crime. In a move reminiscent of the ‘90s, a warning has been issued to used car buyers after an undercover investigation […]

Alleged fraudulent vehicle syndicate operation, Brisbane & Logan

Alleged fraudulent vehicle syndicate operation, Brisbane & Logan Full video here: Detectives from the Major Organised Crime Squad have charged a 38-year-old man in relation to an alleged fraudulent second-hand vehicle syndicate operating in Brisbane’s south and Logan. It will be alleged the syndicate purchased used vehicles, before winding back the odometers and on-selling […]

Used-car buyers at risk as alleged fraudsters sold off hundreds

Hundreds of Queensland drivers who snapped up used cars could be caught with a clunker after police shut down a major odometer fraud scheme. Five people, aged 23 to 47, have been arrested and charged with 40 offences and $400,000 in cash has been seized in police raids on homes south of Brisbane on Thursday. […]