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Offline Albert Ross

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Vehicle Security
« on: August 05, 2010, 07:48:09 am »
Got a leaflet put through the door yesterday “NOTICE TO RESIDENTS” from a Matthew Marcus who claims to work for Identimark. He offers to etch your Vehicle Identification Number to all your windows for £24. I have searched Companies House for his company and can find no record. Also googled it and came up with very little of use. Since he only puts a mobile number on his leaflet I would be very careful about using him. Has anybody else got info on this company or is it a scam?
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 09:21:39 am »
Is this "Indentimark" a Limited company or not - ie does it claim to have the words "limited" or "ltd" [and / or  company registration number] after its name ? If not, then its almost impossible to trace to Companies House as they only deal with registered companies vis a viz Limited.
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 10:39:20 am »
Does not say on his leaflet so no idea. Our company has other ways of tracing non limited companies and can still find no trace at the moment.
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 11:49:18 am »
The leaflet reads thus:

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
To deter car thieves, the police are advising car owners to have the registration number of their vehicle
permanently security etched onto all the windows. Cars with a personalised plate can also be security
etched - but with the VIN (vehicle identification number) rather than the registration number.
By fitting false number plates, a thief can alter the true identity of your car in minutes - but having to
replace every security etched window will prove time-consuming and very expensive for a car thief.
This Identimark car window etching service will take place in this road on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and
instead of paying £30, participating residents will pay the group discount rate of just £24 per vehicle.
Any resident wishing to have their car security etched at the reduced price can either telephone me to
arrange a convenient appointment, or simply let me know when I call round in person at the weekend.
Matthew Marcus
Local Identimark Mobile Operator (since 1985) Telephone me on: 07518 999175
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 07:59:51 pm »
If he etches your windows and you then pay him £24.00 as stated in the ad and he gives you a receipt then where is the problem???  ???
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 08:10:21 pm »
sound pretty cheap to me...the only indentimark i found was in W Australia-maybe hes expanding...bee p
 

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Re: Vehicle Security
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 10:01:27 am »
I have come across this type of "vehicle security" before.  I recall seeing an operator working in the Sainsbury car park a number of years ago doing exactly this.  Its important to remember that this is only a deterrent.  Etching the reg. number is a lot more visually recognisable than the VIN number. 

One important thing to remember is the type, age etc. of the vehicle being etched.  This process will not stop a would-be up-lifter of your vehicle taking a premium brand German/Italian/British car or a modern 4x4 as the value of these vehicles outweigh the cost and hastle of changing glass.

 

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