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#1 Laurie

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:44 PM

Ive just got the email for the investigation side of the DVLA, apparently they are VERY interested in leads from Ebay, Facebook and the like

[email protected]

 


Edited by The Matt, 29 September 2017 - 08:58 AM.


#2 r3k1355

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

Nice work 



#3 The Matt

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:22 AM

Email link added and topic pinned.



#4 Minigman

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:22 AM

A month ago or so, I emailed the DVLA enforcement Dept directly about a couple of ringers on eBay. (You know the MOT and tax exempt SPIs etc.)
To date I’ve got no response whatsoever.
Has anyone else found a way of reporting this stuff and got an answer?

Edited by Minigman, 30 June 2018 - 10:23 AM.


#5 Boycie

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

I may be wrong, but I'd imagine there's next to no-one at the DVLA assigned to deal with these things; maybe a few people... and they're probably too busy to chase after ebay crooks :(

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:01 PM

Correct me I'm wrong, but surely it's in our best interests to not report ringers and keep them on the road?



#7 nicklouse

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

Correct me I'm wrong, but surely it's in our best interests to not report ringers and keep them on the road?

why? they are being made up from a car that has been taken from someone illegally.

 

I would prefer to see all ringers crushed. all it does is promote crime. putting one back on the road is totally possible legally it just costs.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:13 PM

 

Correct me I'm wrong, but surely it's in our best interests to not report ringers and keep them on the road?

why? they are being made up from a car that has been taken from someone illegally.

 

I would prefer to see all ringers crushed. all it does is promote crime. putting one back on the road is totally possible legally it just costs.

 

Ah, didn't realise they were stolen. I assumed it was to do with people reviving V5's from cars that don't exist anymore



#9 Broomer

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:15 PM

Visions of people's newly bought minis getting crushed as they had no idea it was an 80s shell with a 60s/70s logbook.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:21 PM

i personally think what does it matter if i have an mpi and a old logbook and i want to put it on a tax exempt plate. im not actually doing any harm to anyone.

i totally agree with reporting V5/logbook only sales on ebay but trying to **** stir because someone has a later car on a tax exempt plate is just being a busy body. 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:01 PM

i personally think what does it matter if i have an mpi and a old logbook and i want to put it on a tax exempt plate. im not actually doing any harm to anyone.
i totally agree with reporting V5/logbook only sales on ebay but trying to **** stir because someone has a later car on a tax exempt plate is just being a busy body.


A busy body or reporting criminals attempting tax evasion?

#12 bartman

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:18 PM

 

i personally think what does it matter if i have an mpi and a old logbook and i want to put it on a tax exempt plate. im not actually doing any harm to anyone.
i totally agree with reporting V5/logbook only sales on ebay but trying to **** stir because someone has a later car on a tax exempt plate is just being a busy body.

A busy body or reporting criminals attempting tax evasion?

 

:gimme:  such a crime, if you actually looked at every mini still on the road i think you would be shocked how many are not actually in there original shells.

 



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

 

 

i personally think what does it matter if i have an mpi and a old logbook and i want to put it on a tax exempt plate. im not actually doing any harm to anyone.
i totally agree with reporting V5/logbook only sales on ebay but trying to **** stir because someone has a later car on a tax exempt plate is just being a busy body.

A busy body or reporting criminals attempting tax evasion?

 

:gimme:  such a crime, if you actually looked at every mini still on the road i think you would be shocked how many are not actually in there original shells.

 

 

and like i said there is a legal way to do that. putting a different ID onto a registered shell is a crime and can lead to the loss of the car and or a fine or a Q plate. you can of cause do a cherished plate transfer from one legal car to another as long as you are not trying to making look newer.



#14 Ethel

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:59 PM

As long as both cars are on the road. 

 

I suspect a lot are just made by dusting off old V5's sat in drawer bottoms. I wouldn't call that harmless though, even if you're not bothered about cheating road tax. It has the potential to queer the pitch for genuine historics. But mostly, if we ignore them then we're creating a market place  where it's easy to shift stolen Minis and putting our own at  greater risk of being stolen.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:08 AM

I don't think there's any problem re-shelling minis, but if you put a 1960's identity on a 90's mpi AND pay no tax or MOT because of this then you could be in trouble. And if you sell it as such the buyer could be in trouble. To most people on here trying to pass a 90's MPI mini off as a 60's car is as obvious as giving a fiesta mk1 escort badges and claiming exemption.




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