Crooks use VIN cloning to sell stolen vehicles

Hello again everyone, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom.

Tonight at 5:00PM—ever heard of VIN cloning?  It's what car thieves do when they want to sell a stolen car.  They see your car's vehicle identification number which shows thought the front window, copy it onto a fake VIN plate, and then attach it to a stolen car which they then sell on websites like Craigslist.  Consumer reporter Kristen Miranda has information on what to look for and how to avoid getting scammed.

We are two weeks from the DNC and the countdown is on.  Tonight, we're talking to local delegates to find out what they expect when the Democrats come to town.  Plus, we're talking to airport travelers to see how Charlotte Douglas will fare when 75-thousand guests fly in.

With the Republicans meeting in Tampa starting next week, there is now a possible threat of a tropical storm hitting central Florida.  Could it also turn north and dampen the DNC a week later?  The WBTV First Alert Weather team has their eyes on the tropics tonight.

Join Maureen O'Boyle, Kelly Franson, Leah Rubertino and me for WBTV News at 5:00 Tonight!