VIN cloning, or vehicle cloning, is the practice of using a vehicle identification number (VIN) from a legally registered car to hide the identity of a stolen or salvaged vehicle. The procedure involves replacing the VIN plate of a stolen or salvaged vehicle with a VIN plate containing the number of a validly registered vehicle of a similar make, model, and year from another state, province, or country.
The problem with VIN cloning huge in Africa, with the Law Enforcement reporting one case in which more than 1,000 cloned cars were sold to buyers, with estimated losses of more than ZAR 27 million to consumers, auto insurers, and other victims.
There are two components of a vehicle that need protection to prevent motor vehicle cloning. They are the
VIN or Chassis Number, and
Registration or Licensing Documents.
Full VIN or chassis number Protection is achieved by applying microdot technology to the vehicle (Read more about Microdot Technology).
Registration or Licensing Document protection can only be achieved by using technology to prevent the copying or counterfeiting of face-value documents associated with the vehicle.
MacroTag is the solution!
DoNotCopy MacroTag is a digital or print Solution with each label Algorithmically created with up to 5 levels, or layers, of security components that make each label unique.
The label Blueprint is housed in the secure Digital vault and cannot be replicated.
Our security labels are used to prove an asset's authenticity or information attached to an asset. Examples are documents, pharma products, motor vehicle provenance, and anti-counterfeit.