Number Plate Cloning Epidemic Costs UK Motorists Millions
SWANSEA, UK, 3rd August 2023 – Number plate cloning has become an alarming issue across the UK, causing financial burdens on countless innocent drivers, according to warnings from number plate experts.
Plates4less (part of VRM Swansea) has raised the alarm after witnessing a surge in distress calls, averaging over 50 per week, from drivers who have fallen victim to plate-cloning criminals. These innocent motorists find themselves burdened with fines and legal repercussions due to the illicit activities of plate-cloning criminals.
The illicit cloning of number plates enables criminals to engage in various illegal activities without facing consequences. This includes fuel theft, accessing congestion zones unlawfully, and evading speeding tickets without being forced to pay for their law-breaking activities.
Antony Clark, the Marketing Manager at Plates4less, expressed concern about the alarming rise in number plate cloning over the past two years. “We have been inundated with calls from drivers. There has been a massive increase in number plate cloning over the last two years. We are getting between 50 and 100 calls every single week from car owners who want to get personalised number plates in a bid to disassociate themselves with the cloned registration mark.
“Cover plates are the cheapest solution that Plates4less offer, helping people to change their vehicle’s registration mark with a non-personalised combination,” he added.
Dealing with multiple fines issued by various enforcement agencies proves time-consuming and frustrating for car owners, and many are opting to change their number plates as a swift and practical way to tackle the problem.
Plates4less, a reputable Swansea-based centre specialising in assisting clients from the UK and Northern Ireland in buying and selling private plates, emphasises the presence of unethical companies and individuals involved in the manufacturing and selling of number plates.
Antony reassured customers about Plates4less’ integrity, stating: “There are a lot of unscrupulous companies and individuals when it comes to manufacturing and selling number plates and many of them operate on selling sites like Amazon, ebay and Facebook. They don’t check if the buyer has the legal right to have a set of plates made, which these days is a legal requirement designed to help law enforcement agencies. We have been working in this industry for over 25 years and our customers return to us because they know they can trust us to look after them, time and again.
“There’s no hard sell with us, we are here to solve problems and we will go above and beyond to help our customers, particularly after they have been targeted by criminals, which is an awful experience for anyone,” he added.
For more information, visit: http://www.plates4less.co.uk/