Is this site a scam?

Ghastly
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Is this site a scam?  Has anyone used it?  It claims to be able to some emissions claim against componies for fitting 'defeat' devices to their vehicles to cheat the EU and UK emissions laws.

www.checkmyvehiclereg.co.uk
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  • motorguy
    motorguy Posts: 22,441
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    Its a scam to get you interested.   They'll promise you the world, almost certainly deliver nothing and on the remote chance they do get any sort of payout, they'll claim a big % of it.

    What has been your own personal loss through driving a diesel car by the way?
  • Ghastly
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    Nothing to be honest, better MPG etc and an option I chose, not because of anyone else.  There was an advert in my "local Guardian" newpaper and was interested about it, as they shouldn't be adverting a scam in their paper, in my opion.  Its a free one, so I assume they are happy to take income from wherever..
  • Car_54
    Car_54 Posts: 8,145
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    Indeed. I've just entered my reg no., which correctly returns a petrol hybrid. They still want my name and address before they "check".
  • TadleyBaggie
    TadleyBaggie Posts: 5,955
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    As far as I know the only company that had a "cheat device" (I was just software) was VW in the US. And that was to lower the NOX levels, not something that is tested here.
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 14,458
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    Car_54 said:
    Indeed. I've just entered my reg no., which correctly returns a petrol hybrid. They still want my name and address before they "check".
    I can beat that - just entered my car registration (it's an EV and they correctly identified that) and I have been invited to validate and calculate the value of potential claim...
  • motorguy
    motorguy Posts: 22,441
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    BMW M2 3.0i turbo'd petrol.

    Entered my details.  They're preparing my claim apparently - for the diesel emissions scam
  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,033
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    Someone on here signed up to one of these no fee offers and then decided to back out 

    They received a very large bill 

    Be careful what you sign for 
  • sheramber
    sheramber Posts: 18,657
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    VW did pay out in the UK . but it was a settlement out of court. Once solicitors had taken their cut there was not much left to pay to the claimants.

  • Arunmor
    Arunmor Posts: 79
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    Here is the catch


  • mgfvvc
    mgfvvc Posts: 1,164
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    There is an ongoing thread elsewhere from people who signed up to a no win, no fee arrangement where they were told they could get thousands claiming for inappropriate cavity wall insulation. They didn't. The insurance company is in administration and they are on the hook for 5 figure bills for costs.
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