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Website link lets you notify illegals

illegal operators
MVDA have made it easy to report Illegal operators whose financial benefits can so easily damage the legitimate operator.
Illegal operators, who avoid the impact and heavy costs associated with working within the framework of the law, have always had a serious financial impact on the legitimate operator. MVDA have been campaigning to stamp out the illegals for a long time and their efforts are now having an impact.


The recent addition on their website of a function for anyone (not just members) to notify them of a suspected illegal operator is proving particularly successful. This new service lets you send information directly to them. All they need are basic details such as the company name, address and any website, eBay or Facebook address, to allow MVDA to identify the operator.

It’s worth noting that this service is totally anonymous. MVDA have assured us that they do not record or store any information on the person submitting the report. The information about the suspected illegal operator is logged and then check against their database. If they appear to be operating illegally then they are reported to the Environment Agency and Crime Stoppers.

Last year MVDA identified & reported more than 230 illegal car dismantlers and it is hoped with this new facility that many more will be challenged.

This comes at a time when the Environment Agency appears to be taking the issue more seriously and we have reported on atfPro in previous months about various actions up and down the country. They are also now looking at services such as eBay to see if those seller are genuine dismantlers and correctly licenced for the any work they are carrying out. 2016 may well turn out to be the years that being disadvantaged by complying with the law eventually ends. We shall see!

If you’re sick and tired of losing sales to those who operate illegally, allowing them to undercut you with the savings made by not complying with the law, then let MVDA know and they’ll move it forward. Don’t forget, this is anonymous. Go to the webpage here http://www.mvda.org.uk/illegaloperators.aspx

March 2016

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