Police in Canada are cracking down on car thieves and criminals who steal vehicles to sell online.
The RCMP says it’s working with a number of car-slavery organizations and businesses to help them stop the car-theft ring, which it says has been going on for years.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says its undercover agents, called CarCheckers, are using a suite of techniques to detect suspicious vehicles and then use them to identify stolen cars.
It says they are also using the vehicles to identify people who may be behind the thefts.
Police say the car thieves are mainly interested in the value of the vehicles.
They want the owners to come forward with details about their vehicles, as well as their insurance policies, and then claim the cars back.
But the police say that sometimes car-sale sites are simply not the ideal venue for these crimes.
They say people who purchase cars online from Canada are less likely to report these crimes to police because the websites have no way of verifying the owners or the identities of the sellers.