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  • Consumer Alert!  Stolen Cars Get New Identity in Emerging VIN Clone Scam

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Christopher Basso

Public Relations Manager

CARFAX

Office Phone: 703-934-2664 x4186

Mobile Phone: 703-304-7727

Email: chrisbasso@carfax.com

Skype: carfaxreports

Consumers nationwide are at risk of unknowingly buying a stolen car with a brand new identity. It’s a sophisticated scam called VIN Cloning.

Consider: 1) 700,000 cars are stolen every year; 2) car thieves also steal the VIN of similar cars to use on the stolen ones; 3) once discovered, law enforcement seizes the cloned car; 4) unsuspecting owners are left with no car and hefty car loans still to repay.

Christopher Basso, PR Manager at CARFAX, can address these issues and provide free resources to help.

Christopher Basso Bio:

Chris Basso has a decade worth of automotive expertise to share. As the public relations manager for Carfax, he is an excellent resource for consumer stories regarding the buying and selling of used cars. Chris has detailed knowledge about a host of auto-related scams and fraud, and provides valuable insight that consumers can use to help buy safe, reliable used cars. He works closely with law enforcement investigators, auto mechanics and consumer organizations to stay current with hot issues and emerging trends.

Known for his quick wit and street-savvy conversations, Chris quickly brings car stories home to local viewers and listeners in can-do terms that everyone understands.  His use of hard stats and real-world examples in interviews is why he is a recurring guest on many stations as their expert in anything automotive.

Chris frequently appears on local newscasts, including live morning shows, and has been featured on national programs such as ABC™s The Lookout and PBS™ MotorWeek. He is based in the Washington, D.C. area and can easily travel to most major cities for interviews, even on short notice.

Expertise

  • Tips to avoid auto ripoffs and fraud
  • How to be a smart car buyer
  • Details on emerging scams and growing problems affecting car buyers
  • How technology makes car buying better
  • Ways to take the pain out of car care

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