So, Consumer Reports says that the 2nd most prevalent scam right now is stolen vehicles with replaced VIN numbers (off of same make, model and color vehicles parked at the mall, etc). Best way to check when you are buying the car is to compare the windshield VIN to one printed on the side of the door or in the glove box. My favorite part, though is when they recommend that if you see a discrepancy in VINs that you do not confront the criminal/salesman, instead keep a poker face. Go home and call the police!
- Protect Yourself From VIN Cloning (krdo.com)