PRESS RELEASE: Major Fraud with many Companies Affected in Essex

Major fraud with many companies affected in Essex. Eight machines lost, Two of their own machines were located still at the drop off site in Colchester using tracking units to get a landlord to unlock the unit.

Pavot Property Investment Ltd, address unit 2 d Scrips Farm, Cut Hedge Lane, Colchester.

Cross hired Machines without out tracking fitted and not yet recovered below;

  • ¾ tonne Kubota u10-3 serial number 22310
  • 5 tonne Kubota kx016-4 serial number 59675
  • 3 tonne plant trailer serial number 123521 indespension/ad2000/led
  • 3 tonne
  • 3 tonne
  • 3 tonne
  • 1 tonne skippy

This fraud has been reported to Action Fraud police Crime number: NFRC180502346621

Using a Stolen identity of a legitimate company Mr Michal Kobsa of Pavot Property Investment Ltd

If you know of any other fraudulent activity or plant theft in your area please report it to us by calling 44 (0)121 380 4600 or reporting it on the HAE EHA Theft & Fraud Action.

Theft and fraud in the plant, tool and event hire industry is a problem that isn't going away but if your business is a victim of this type of crime there are a number of things you can do:

  1. Report the crime to the Police – Please report the incident as soon as possible to the local police and obtain a crime reference number and have the full description and serial numbers of the items to hand.
  1. Share Information - By offering other hirers a heads up on thieves or fraudsters operating in your area is a way to make it more difficult for them to carry out further acts and to help you possibly recover any stolen equipment. Email CrimeAssistance@hae.org.uk and we will do the rest.
  1. Report the incident to PANIU (Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) – PANIU work with the MET Police to recover stolen items and assist police with tackling organised crime networks around the UK.  To report a crime to PANIU please have the Police Crime Reference, the full description and serial numbers available.
  1. Complete the PANIU Notification Form (Download here) and forward to: Metropolitan Police, Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence (PANIU), Tel No 0207 230 7290 or email PANIU@met.pnn.police.uk.