We would like to share this email below we received from Imperial, and thank them for keeping everyone in the loop.
We have recently experienced another theft of a vehicle from a panel beater over the last 2 weeks. Car was collected from our panel beater and handed over to a thief.
They advised the Panel beater that we Cargo came to collect vehicle.
This syndicate has hit 7 top Panel Beaters and 2 dealership within the last 15 days.
They apparently scout panel beaters for high profile cars, they go and deposit the excess into panel beaters account and then collect the vehicle purporting to be from the dealership.
Please make sure that you are in communication with your respective panel beaters to ensure that they are aware of the scam and that they confirm with our business firstly to ensure that they are handing over the vehicle to the correct persons.
The various investigative teams ( RSM loss adjustors, Hubert De Villiers, Aston Martin’s investigators) are working with this.
Panel beaters hit so far are, Re New It Panel Beaters, Danmar, M and F Auto Body, Carello Panel Beaters, Multi Panel Beaters, Park panel beaters, Aston martin, and Landrover in Boksburg.
Please be careful and alert your staff
Finance Director Operations
Cargo Motors Divisional Office, A Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd
Cnr Concorde and Arbroath Road | Bedfordview | 2008
Take care and safe travels
The Team at Bodytechnique