There is an active, quasi-legal trade in vehicles that are or should should be branded as ‘salvage’. Such vehicles are typically not eligible for comp & collision insurance but may be eligible for liability and other coverages. Sellers can get a higher resale price if that information is not disclosed, and buyers can get better insurance coverage (and potential claims payouts) if insurers are not informed of the salvage condition of the vehicle.
Such vehicles are therefore often manipulated to avoid such detection. They may be moved to states where registration information is not shared or updates are infrequent/slow. There are also organized efforts to swap or modify VIN data and markings to hide salvage status indefinitely. Such vehicles may constitute ½-2% of a typical carrier’s book and can result in significant fraudulent claims if undetected.
idFusion service can be configured to tackle this problem in several ways, such as: