We Support The Automotive Industry

Our mission at Digitpol is to provide operational support to existing investigations when additional support is required. We operate with Law Enforcement, Insurance, Financial, Leasing and OEM's. We provide operational support with vehicle crime investigation, stolen vehicle tracing outside the jurisdiction of origin, device forensics, intelligence and training on new trends and modus operandi.

We have specialised for many years in Automotive Device Forensics, Stolen Vehicle Investigation, Insurance Fraud, Digital KM Fraud, Investigation of Counterfeit Vehicle Parts, Illicit Diagnostic Software and Automotive Intellectual Property Crime.

Leasing Firms: End of Lease Technical Inspection

Drawing on years of Automotive in-depth industry know-how, we specialise in Automotive inspections at both physical and digital levels. We provide detailed analysis on used vehicles when they are returned at the end of their lease contracts and to be sold as quality used vehicles. We conduct a digital analysis on the vehicle to determine the exact KM reading and other metrics used to assess if the quality is authentic and if the vehicle is in position to be resold.

Recover Losses and Identify Fraud

When a vehicle is returned to a leasing or financial agency after the contract duration the vehicle is usually resold into the used car market, often via approved auctions. Damages to the vehicle may have been generated by the lessee during the contract terms, damage such as mileage manipulations, addition keys coded, collision damage and repaired, replaced or stolen vehicle electronic parts. Many of which are not visible during a physical inspection. Such damage can largely affect the resale price, in such cases the lessee may be liable for the cost of repairs if such evidence can be presented.

Our process is carried out on site. 

The Inspection

Highly trained vehicle examiners whom are all ex-police crash and digital experts inspect the vehicle before it goes out on lease, we register all technical information about the car including data from the factory such as the make, model, series, fuel variant, installed modules, serial numbers of each installed module and the embedded VIN and KM. We also record the Key transponder ID and the number of keys coded and the digital signature on each key. Such data is vital for later forensic inspections.

The Cycle Inspection

The data collected during the initial inspection is used to re-examine the vehicle during the lease period and at service intervals. We conduct inspections during the cycle and can detect instantly KM fraud and any elements of fuel, tyres, KM and re-coding of keys. If Fraud is detected during the cycle of contract we prepare reports detailing the evidence and the Police are notified.

How can we help leasing firms: The Final Inspection 

We provide a final report when the vehicle is returned at the end of the lease period. Our report includes a calculation of damage, if any, and details the overall condition of the vehicle.

Insurance Fraud: 

Digitpol’s Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit operate globally with offices in The Netherlands, Hong Kong, West Balkans and CIS. Our experts have decades of experience with investigation of vehicle crime, stolen vehicle tracing and repatriation of stolen vehicles. When Digitpol is engaged to recover a Stolen Vehicle, we operate on an hourly rate. We don’t charge any additional fees, only the time involved.

We operate with fairness and transparency. We are leaders in vehicle repatriation also known as vehicle recovery.

For all tracing and repatriation require the following documents.

  1. We need to see the required documents such as POA, Police theft report and vehicle papers, we need to be fully assured the claim is authentic.
  2. Once we analyze the case and claim we then deploy our specalised teams.
  3. When we locate your vehicle, we conduct a forensic analysis on the vehicle on-site.
  4. We ensure the original identity is correct by forensic methods.
  5. With the right documents the vehicle can be returned to its lawful owner from any foreign state, we handle the legal process and transport.
  6. All procedures are arranged via a Law Enforcement Agency or Attorney and supported by the insurance or the financial agency involved.

Fake Accidents | Staged Collisions | Fraudulent Claims | Mileage Fraud

Fraudulent insurance claims are a growing and significant problem globally. Our vehicle expert teams can assist establish the facts of a claim, verify the vehicle has been involved in the claim and that the damage is related to the claim.

These fraudulent claims affect everyone as the costs of insurance rise, so our aim is to try and help with this ever growing problem. We are able to offer discreet covert surveillance to establish the facts and build a case for our client.

Digital Fraud Detection

We specialise in Digital Investigation of Motor Insurance Fraud. We are experts in the analysis of “staged collisions” where a vehicle has been reported as crashed, however the collision never happened. We deploy digital forensic methods to undercover the traces stored in vehicle modules. We recover the last events such as any collisions and can identify the vehicle's engine temperature at the time of the collision, the KM reading and the time and date the collision took place. These parameters often assist claims handlers to solve or verify claims. In some cases a fraudulent claim can be detected.

Keyless Theft Investigation

KEYLESS entry car theft is gaining proliferation across Europe and Asia as more criminals are using radio transmitters to perform ‘relay’ car hacks to steal high end vehicles. Car Crime Criminals are exploiting the vulnerabilities of keyless entry system using pairs of radio transmitters by capturing the signal from the car’s fob. The crime can happen close to the owner without their knowledge or by a relay attack.

Keyless entry are those that allow drivers to open and start the vehicle without even touching the fob or even removing it from their pocket.  a growing common scenario of a fraudulent claim is “The owner provides a key to the insurance company of the reported stolen motor vehicle – to verify the key, Digitpol can check if the key belonged to the reported stolen vehicle”. In some cases the key was not from the reported vehicle.

How Can We Help Insurance companies?

We work directly Insurance, Legal or Police agencies to provide support with the following areas:

  • Examine the vehicle for digital traces of an accident
  • Discover by digital traces where the accident took place (2016 +)
  • Examine the key to determine the idenitity by digital data
  • Examine the instrument cluster to recover Mileage fraud and recover the orginal mileage
  • Mechanical examination of a motor vehicle

Automotive Intellectual Property

We investigate Automotive Intellectual Property crimes, often referred to as “Fake Car Parts” from start to finish by tracing illegal manufactures to litigation with removal of on-line shops selling counterfeit car parts, software and take-down of websites and stores hosting illicit and copyright automotive content. At Digitpol’s IP Crime team we conduct investigations in cooperation with Law Enforcement agencies followed up by covert purchasing of counterfeit goods. We conduct forensic analysis of seized illegal goods providing detailed evidence and comprehensive analysis, in which has led to criminal convictions in several countries.

Digitpol, over a decade has become an known International leader in the fight against the manufacturing, sale and distribution of Counterfiet Automotive Parts & Software such as Diagnostic Tools, Repair Manuals & Software, Illegal tools used to manlipulate immoblizers, Counterfeit Airbags Modules, Steering wheels, Brake parts and ABS sensors.

Digitpol has analysed thousands of counterfeit automotive safety components and our Intellectual Property experts work with all major vehicle manufactures. We operate in cooperation with Police and International Intellectual Property and paten specialists. Automotive illicit goods are a great risk to safety and modern society.

Our Solutions

Counterfeit Diagnostic Tools

Digitpol, over a decade has become an known International leader in the fight against the manufacturing, sale and distribution of Counterfiet Automotive Parts & Software

Insurance Fraud

Fraudulent insurance claims are a significant problem globally and growing. Our vehicle expert teams can assist establish the facts on a claim, verify the vehicle has been involved in the claim and the damage is related to the claim.

Vehicle Crime

Digitpol’s Stolen Vehicle Investigation Unit operate globally with offices in The Netherlands, Hong Kong, West Balkans and CIS. Our experts have decades of experience with investigation of vehicle crime.

Our Expertise

Counterfeit Automotive Software

Digitpol has analysed thousands of counterfeit automotive safety components and our Intellectual Property experts work with all major vehicle manufactures. We operate in cooperation with Police and International Intellectual Property and paten specialists. Automotive illicit goods are a great risk to safety and modern society.

Vehicle Tracing, Identifying & Recovery

Digitpol’s Stolen Vehicle Crime unit operate globally with offices in The Netherlands, Hong Kong, West Balkans and CIS. Our experts have decades of experience with investigation of vehicle crime, stolen vehicle tracing and repatriation of stolen vehicles. When Digitpol is engaged to recover a Stolen Vehicle, we operate on an hourly rate. We don’t charge any additional fees only the time involved. We operate with fairness and transparency.

Our Vehicle Crime Investigators also contribute towards the prevention of vehicle crime by reducing auto theft through education and enforcement, creating partnerships with other agencies to encourage a collaborative approach to combatting auto theft.

Repatriation

We specialise in covered car transport, enclosed car transport and international car transport.