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29 March 2013

Austria - Massive car insurance fraud

The police of Innsbruck discovered 99 people who committed car insurance fraud of 1.7 million Euros. They are accused of having faked car accidents in order to cash money. Someone complained to the police in late summer 2011. A report of the security directory of Tyrol (Western Austria) states that people obtained insurance benefits by fraud. 99 people,…

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29 March 2013

UK - Thousands of pounds of farm machinery stolen in three years

HAMPSHIRE tractor owner David Powell has had thousands of pounds worth of machinery stolen in three raids. In the latest raid thieves stole a tractor and rotavator worth £5,500, despite tight security at his property in Lockerley. Mr Powell said: “They cut through barbed wire, took out security lights and smashed a security camera to get…

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27 March 2013

US - Mass. sees dramatic dip in car thefts

BOSTON —Car thefts in Massachusetts have dropped by 88 percent since the mid-1970s, when the state had the dubious distinction of being the country's car theft capital.     Car thefts in Mass. down every year since 2001 Flashy cars aren't always the first targets of car thieves. Check out the country's 10 most stolen vehicles.…

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24 March 2013

US - Police warn of rising number of car thefts

Brownsville police warn owners of 2002 to 2006 model Chevy Silverado pickups and Tahoes to secure their vehicles because a cartel in Mexico has high demand for the vehicles. Police spokesman Billy Killebrew said police know of seven such vehicles stolen in the last two weeks alone, but that’s only what’s been reported. “The ’02…

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22 March 2013

Europe - Car re-registration: EU to tackle one of Europeans’ biggest complaints

Some €1.5 billion could be saved each year simply be making it easer to re-register your vehicle in the EU. Difficulties when transferring a vehicle to another member state is one of the 20 problems Europeans complain the most about. On 20 March EP's internal market committee discussed with experts the Commission proposal to improve the situation.…

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