The US Customs and Border Patrol screen export vehicles for fraudulent activity. Prior to exporting a vehicle be sure to have all legal documentation correctly prepared. Vehicles are checked for being stolen, first payment default, or other restrictions.
Legitimate exporters are knowledgeable on the proper procedure for preparing vehicle titles for exporting a vehicle. enforcement team at the ports have 700 to 1,200 vehicle titles reviewed each day to ensure compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations. The agency’s automated targeting system uses anomaly detection to sort through vast amounts of cargo information to flag suspicious shipments.
“At the port, criminals may take a chance and simply smuggle the vehicles by misrepresenting the containers’ contents on the export declaration. Otherwise, they generate fake documents to convince Customs that the vehicles have been paid off and are eligible for export.
Scammers often scan a paper title on which the lender has marked that a lien was satisfied and use software to alter the bank, owner, VIN, address and other information before submitting it to a state division of motor vehicles to have the lien removed from the records.”