What to do if your car is stolen, report it and then register it in an International Stolen Car Database - Bliteoc

What to do if your car is stolen, report it and then register it in an International Stolen Car Database

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Stolen cars are being shipped globally, Africa is a key destination for stolen cars, if your car is stolen it’s a huge loss to you and your insurer, some initiatives exist to help with the tracing and recovery. Digitpol’s International Stolen Car Database, this registry is an active database of stolen cars, boats, motorbikes, and trucks. Digitpol is responsible for the upkeep and registration of this Stolen Car Database and registers stolen, wanted, and embezzled vehicles for USA, Europe, Asia, Africa and Pacific, all vehicles listed in this database are wanted as stolen objects.

If your car is stolen, report it to the Police

By registering a vehicle to the stolen car database, an alert including information about the vehicle is sent out across social media and is resent every few hours, the vehicles chassis number (VIN), Vehicle Identity Number, Make, Model, Color and License Plate will be listed on the first page of google as stolen. This is vital when a stolen car is shipped out of your country or is checked by customs, police or import authorities or potential buyers. If your car is reported to the local police, the serial number, VIN and license plate may not show up in a public Internet (google) search as stolen therefore this stolen vehicle database provides the public with additional resources to combat vehicle crime and increase the chances to recover a stolen vehicle.

It is proven that many buyers have searched a VIN online before buying a vehicle, therefore the existence of a vehicle in this database is vital to alert the police, customs, public, a potential buyer or a vehicle import / export office.

If your vehicle / car is stolen you need to report the theft immediately to the nearest police station

As soon as the theft is reported to the police, the Police issues an International warrant based on the VIN and License plate. The vehicle is then wanted internationally and on the Interpol SMV database.

What to do if Your Car is Stolen
  1. Contact the nearest police station immediately to file a stolen car report.
  2. Contact your insurance company to file a claim as soon as you discovered your car was stolen. Provide the insurance company with the theft report number.
  3. Inform the Police if you have any GPS tracking systems installed and provide the Police with the login information.

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