Upon inspection, we confirmed that the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) was no longer present on the chassis.
However, it was still present on the manufacturer identity sticker, and was also displayed under the windscreen.
We used a diagnostic tool to interrogate the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) fitted to the car in order to find the electronic signature that had been embedded in the car ECU.
The electronic signature matched the VIN Sticker and VIN Windscreen numbers, confirming that the numbers attached were legitimate and not fraudulent.
We provided a report stating our findings, and offered the customer a physical tagging system to identify their vehicle for the future.