Fake and stolen IDs used for vehicle purchases

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AMVIC is working with the Edmonton Police Service to warn Alberta businesses about recent activity involving the purchase of high-end vehicles using fake and stolen identification.

Edmonton Police Service have identified individuals who have used fake identification cards and Government IDs in fictitious names and at times compromising the identity of real individuals in an identity theft manner to obtain the financing or lease agreement for vehicles.

Businesses and salespeople can help stop this by learning the signs and reporting any suspicious activity to the Edmonton Police Auto Theft Unit

Warning signs: These individuals typically…

  • Submit an online application to purchase a high-end vehicle.
  • Report a high income on their financing application.
  • Make no attempt to negotiate vehicle price.
  • Purchase high-end, expensive vehicles.
  • Use a variety of fake and stolen IDs including a combination of: driver’s licences, Government IDs, fake employment records and SIN cards.

If a buyer exhibits any of these warning signs, contact the Edmonton Police Auto Theft Unit at: EPSAutoTheftGroup@edmontonpolice.ca

Always trust your instincts and do your due diligence…

  • Be sure to verify the information provided on financing documents including employment history, income and other details.
  • If the deal does not feel right contact Edmonton Police Service’s Auto Theft Unit at: EPSAutoTheftGroup@edmontonpolice.ca