Each office conducts odometer fraud investigations
for criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department of Justice. Our investigators also assist State agencies
that enforce odometer laws and regulations. OFI
investigations resulted in over 240 criminal convictions
in more than 30 States. Prison sentences ranged from
one month to eight years, criminal fines totaled more
than $2.8 million, and court-ordered restitutions totaled
more than $10 million.
Consumer Outreach Program (COP)
This program provides assistance to consumers who
suspect that they have been victimized by odometer
fraud. COP responds to general inquiries and specific
questions related to odometer fraud violations.
Consumers are provided with information on odometer
laws and odometer disclosure requirements if they
suspect fraudulent odometer tampering. Other
resources may be recommended to assist them in their
pursuit. Consumers are strongly advised to consult
a private attorney to determine their legal rights and
remedies in the matter.
Although we do not have the authority to pursue
claims on behalf of consumers, we appreciate any
information we receive that may aid our overall
law enforcement efforts. To provide information,
consumers may call OFI at 202-366-4761 or
NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236
(TTY for individuals with hearing impairments:
800-424-9153). Consumers can also e-mail OFI at email@example.com.
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