"BLACK CARS" are stolen vehicles that have their Vehicle Identification Number switched with wrecked or junked vehicles, dead end trace on the number.
VIN Switching is a technique used by thieves to disguise the identity of a stolen vehicle. They will replace the VIN on a stolen vehicle with a VIN that is not associated with an active theft record.
The vehicle thief will then try to resell the stolen car to an unsuspecting customer or ship the car to Dubai. In addition to manually switching the VIN, some VIN switchers will also develop fraudulent titles and registrations to go along with the vehicle., thus making a "Black Car". untraceable.
After a very long and drawn out battle at the DUBAI courts the criminals won! That's the outcome of a two and a half year battle which one of the car fraud victims fought and lost. She lost to the infamous 4X4 Motors Showroom in Dubai which is known to purchase stolen cars from criminals. And not only did the victim lose her car and spent over 20,000 Dirhams in court fees but apparently the company 4x4 Motors now is claiming losses from the victim. The loss of what you may ask? The loss of the value of the stolen car which had been sitting at the 4x4 Motors for the past two and a half years. That's right. The criminals are unhappy because the stolen car which they purchased under the market value has depreciated over the course of the court battle so therefore they are not profiting as much as they would under normal conditions where the victim does not bother taking them to court. This was the fate of one of the cases described and it is also the result of pursuing such cases through the normal legal channels.This is a prime example of the deficiency in the U.A.E. legal system. This system is incapable of protecting its residents from professional criminals who are continuing to rob the local residents in an organized manner.
Car thieves will also use a phony name and address to buy a salvaged vehicle solely for its title and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). They steal a car of the same make and model and switch the VINs -- removing the rectangular VIN plate from the salvaged car and placing it in the stolen car, giving the vehicle a "clean" look.
The perpetrators then claim the stolen car is the salvaged one that s been rebuilt, register the car using the same phony name and address, and resell it to an innocent purchaser. or ship the car to Dubai, another 'Black Car" for Rebirthing.
SOME VEHICLES SHIPPED TO THE MIDDLE EAST, (IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, DUBAI) BOTH LEGALLY AND ILLEGALLY, ARE USED TO SUPPORT TERRORISM AND IN SOME CASES ARE USED AS CAR BOMBS"
CANADIAN POLICE BUST ELEVEN IN FOUR PROVINCE RAID OF AUTO THEFT RING.The investigation began last October after Ontario Provincial Police noted that vehicles registered in their province had the same vehicle identification numbers ("Black Cars") as similar vehicles registered in the United States !"Most of them were upper-end vehicles like Cadillac Escalades and Ford F-250s.''Stolen ("Black Cars") cars were shipped to Dubai UAE for rebirthing in the Trade Free Zone.