Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

TRADING STANDARDS FOI
Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the moment as such could you answer the following questions.

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the last 5 years?

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected offenders?

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully prosecuted cases?

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the public and motor trade
to vehicles the council has successfully proven have been "clocked"?

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have discovered to have been clocked?
For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data services.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked" vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

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Re: FOI case FOIX335341

Subject:

Car Clocking / Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment

Description:

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the
last 5 years?

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected
offenders?

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully
prosecuted cases?

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the
public and motor trade to vehicles the council has successfully proven
have been "clocked"?

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of
action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have
discovered to have been clocked?

For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other
specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data
services.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked"
vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent request for information. Your request was
received on 13 Sep 2017 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 12th September about illegal car
clocking/vehicle mileage adjustment

The information supplied has been provided by the department responsible
for the service delivery.

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the
last 5 years?  - 21

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected
offenders?  - 1

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful? - 1

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully
prosecuted cases? - 1

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the
public and motor trade to vehicles the council has successfully proven
have been "clocked"? – Complainants are informed of the outcome. The
offending motor trader is prosecuted. Comms are informed.

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of
action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have
discovered to have been clocked? – Owners of vehicles which may have been
clocked are written to,  informing them that their vehicle’s odometer may
have  been tampered with. They are requested to contact us. Advertising
sites such as Auto trader, eBay etc. are also notified of suspected
clocked vehicles.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked"
vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them? - No.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

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London
E17 4JA

Please remember to quote the reference number: FOIX335341 in any future
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If you are not content with the outcome your review, you may apply
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Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
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