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    Tracing a mobile phone number

    Does anyone know a cheap way of how to trace a mobile phone number?
    I found a place that can do it for £125.

    The police are not interested as its to do with a clocked car
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    if its someone selling clocked cars they will be changing sims/numbers constantly so you are wasting your time and your money(even if this firm can do it,which I doubt)

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    I know mate-but there maybe someone that knows someone that can help out.

    Go to your local police station - report it - it will be looked into trust me

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    why do people always check after they have bought a car to see if its clocked or not

    From what i understand of your post, you are trying to locate the whereabouts of someone that's sold you a clocked motor?

    Im not sure if you mean literally track the number (as in through cell tower tracing) which the police can indeed do but only under very strict guidelines, usually involving threat to life etc.

    If you mean find the registered owner of the number then i'm sure the police might be able to find that out on your behalf, not necessarily give it to you but it should be part of their investigation.

    However as the original reply already mentioned, the cowboys that do this usually have multiple phones, sims and company names in some cases.

    By what method did you buy the car? If it was through the auto-trader or something along those lines, then they may well have some duty of care to provide information to the police if a fraudulent transaction has occurred.

    Without more details it's hard to help but i've been there before with dodgy cars, write offs described as "mint".... it's a very hard market if you don't know exactly what to watch out for.

    Sorry to hear this and if you can post any more information i'll try to put in a bit more input.

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    whatsThePoint

    why do people always check after they have bought a car to see if its … why do people always check after they have bought a car to see if its clocked or not




    Not that simple-The Hpi report did not cover the mileage, so untill I had the Mot in my hand I wasnt able to check.

    I bought the car off a seller on Ebay-but he ended the sale early so no winning bid.Payment was by cash.

    I am going to call the Dvla and see what I can find out that way.


    Thanks for eveyones help so far

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    TREG

    Not that simple-The Hpi report did not cover the mileage, so untill I had … Not that simple-The Hpi report did not cover the mileage, so untill I had the Mot in my hand I wasnt able to check.I bought the car off a seller on Ebay-but he ended the sale early so no winning bid.Payment was by cash.I am going to call the Dvla and see what I can find out that way.Thanks for eveyones help so far



    LOL payment by cash and then you looked at the paper work, if seller didn't have it to hand you should of said you'll wait until they have a copy or checked online before even bidding, sorry OP but take this as a expensive lesson in how not to buy a car and move on

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    just a thought OP but wasn't the car registered at the sellers address or was that another alarm bell that this was a dodgy deal that you failed to spot
    If the car was advertised on ebay get their address from there, win one of their current auctions and request sellers details, don't say it was another warning bell of seller with no feedback!

    did you not collect it from the house?

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    whatsThePoint

    LOL payment by cash and then you looked at the paper work, if seller … LOL payment by cash and then you looked at the paper work, if seller didn't have it to hand you should of said you'll wait until they have a copy or checked online before even bidding, sorry OP but take this as a expensive lesson in how not to buy a car and move on




    No smart **** thats not the case.

    The service history is with the car and all stamped up.However the service history is fake-its actually been stamped with fake rubber stamps for companys that dont exist!

    There was only the current Mot with the car, but when I had the owners document and Mot I was able to check on past Mots.

    I have contacted the police who are looking into it again.

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    TREG

    No smart **** thats not the case.The service history is with the car and … No smart **** thats not the case.The service history is with the car and all stamped up.However the service history is fake-its actually been stamped with fake rubber stamps for companys that dont exist!There was only the current Mot with the car, but when I had the owners document and Mot I was able to check on past Mots.I have contacted the police who are looking into it again.



    Yeap i'm a smart *** but its that or buy a car and then start bleating about it being clocked which would make me a dumb ***
    Why not tell us all why you haven't just gone round the sellers house and asked for your money back?

    Have you tried Trading Standards

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    whatsThePoint

    Yeap i'm a smart *** but its that or buy a car and then start bleating … Yeap i'm a smart *** but its that or buy a car and then start bleating about it being clocked which would make me a dumb ***Why not tell us all why you haven't just gone round the sellers house and asked for your money back?




    The man that never made a mistake-never made anything.
    The deal was done outside the house-which matched the log book, but it appears that the seller was not the log book owner. It looks like he has bought the car not informed the Dvla and then sold it as the old owner but now clocked.

    Thanks for your help guys-I think the police route is the best way.
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