14 October 2013
Consumers warned about fake NCT certs
Commenting on the theft, Motorcheck.ie co-founder Shane Teskey said "Unscrupulous sellers will use a fake NCT cert to try and mislead potential buyers into believing that a car being offered for sale conforms to the minimum safety standards set out by the Road Safety Authority when it may actually be completely unsafe and dangerous to take on the road."
Motorcheck.ie offers consumers a free update service on its website where consumers are able to verify the NCT certificate number against the official records available from Motorcheck. A fake cert will be highlighted as 'No Match' in which case buyers are advised to contact their local Garda office or Motorcheck.ie directly.
The website has published details on how this can be done on its website at www.motorcheck.ie/blog/how-spot-fake-nct-certificate/