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In all countries, roads are used for movement, and we also have to steal.

Saltykov-Shchedrin.

This cynical and arrogant way of “a divorce for money”, called “a setup for the sucker”, appeared as a type of criminal fishery on Russian roads in the early 90s, and since then, fading, then flourishing with a terry color, sweeps money signs in rubles and cu from the wallets of ordinary drivers. And the Rules of the Road, like all laws, are written for law-abiding and leave enough chances to be substituted by all the rules.

"Emergency" craft

Traffic police recognized the inability to resist the "fraud"

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is in favor of amending the relevant provisions of the Law on Compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance, since it considers the participation of traffic police inspectors in crash analyzes without victims and injured to be excessive. This was announced to Allinsurance.ru by the Deputy Minister of the Interior of Russia, Colonel-General Sergei Shadrin.

With the introduction of the law on CTP, the burden on traffic inspectors has increased six times. The Ministry of Internal Affairs will soon submit to the government the relevant proposals for consideration, which will then be submitted to the State Duma for approval by the legislators. Thus, the traffic police almost recognized its inability to resist the so-called "fraud on the roads" with the help of CTP and is ready to shift all responsibility for the loss of car owners during minor accidents to the citizens and insurers themselves.

B average paid 14 thousand rubles. in each case, with government calculations for the maximum 400 thousand insurance payments.

February 4, 2004

Hello, zakharov.

Here you have my story. I hope that this publication will contribute to the fight against the bases on the road and maybe it will help some motorists not to plunge into this shit.

April 8, 2005 time 17-30

The scene of the action is the Moscow Ring Road, the outer side, the Elk Island, before reaching the junction of Yaroslavl Highway. about 2-3 km. I am walking in the fourth row of 90-110 km. Nine (number: region 76) is loaded: the lounge to the eyeballs plus the trunk with boxes, guided only by the side mirrors, i.e. My review is not the best. A couple of km to Yaroslavl (I go there), it’s time to rebuild closer to the right lane. Turn on the turn, shifting to the right. Suddenly, behind the right, flashing headlights, buzzing is very angry, well, I think a man, why are you so nervous, if you cut you, without contact, although where did you come from is a mystery. In the mirror you can see that the car is rich. Well, this one blinked a couple of times, I looked, turned on the right turn and lags behind with the shift to the side of the road. Going further, to the lapel is nothing at all. I look - it rushes like a scalded, illuminated, as on special tuples, it is attached to the right, it shows with a gesture to my car that it is said that everything is not in order and that it is waving, they say to the side of the road. We get up ...

Further, everything is as in the descriptions on the resources about auto supports.

ONE REMOVAL: I don’t even think that I’ve taken it into circulation, I’m writing now when I’ve been divorced, and at the time of the events everything looked more than believable.

He has a Lexus executive class, points to the left front bumper and fender. No dents, a small scratch 5 cm long and 2 wide. Depth - removed only a thin layer of paint ...

April 10, 2005

Three suspects in the organization "avtopodstav" detained in Moscow

MOSCOW, November 10, 2008 - RIA News. Employees of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department (MUR) detained three suspects in the organization and conduct of the so-called "avtopodstav", acting under the guise of law enforcement officers in the south, south-west of Moscow and on the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD), told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of the press Service MUR Alexey Bahromeev.

According to Bahromeev, attackers who arrived in the capital from Penza on the Lexus GS-300 with a wing that was scratched in advance, a headlamp, and glass were usually chosen as glasses for the “victims” of older drivers. They simulated a collision and pressed the victim's car to the curb.

“Then an accomplice of fraudsters in the form of a public utilities worker approached the participants of the accident, who quietly scratched the victim’s car and, under the pretext of cleaning the street, asked to immediately remove the cars from the roadway,” said the representative of MUR.

The interlocutor of the agency noted that after that a man came out of Lexus, who represented himself as a "colonel of power structures". He allegedly called the traffic police and gave the victim a phone number whereby their accomplice, who was the duty officer of the traffic police department in the district, confirmed that the surveillance cameras had recorded that the victim’s car had grossly violated traffic rules and that the driver was deprived of his rights. A false policeman reported that he was sending a group to the scene of the accident.

After that, the colonel "managed" to negotiate with the inspector so that the review team did not come, and he offered to resolve the issue peacefully. At the same time, the victims were told that the damaged Lexus was official, therefore, repairs should be carried out in a special box, for which "it is necessary to obtain special permission from the general," said Bahromeev.

"As a result, the scratches on the body cost the driver 200 thousand rubles. At the end, there appeared a" subordinate "colonel who agreed to go for the money," said Bakhrameev.

According to the representative of MUR, the criminals went "on business" almost every day and sometimes during the day they could organize several "auto sub-orders". According to the operatives, the fraudsters operated in Moscow for at least six months.

Investigation of the case continues, the total amount of material damage is established.

"At the moment, other members of the criminal group and drivers affected by their illegal actions are being established," said Bahromeev.

The meaning of this initially fraudulent combination is straightforward and simple: to provoke an accident by substituting a car for a mild blow, and then, intimidating and psychologically pressing the victim, force her (and best of all on the stage) to lay out a tidy sum for repairing the car-bases.

As a dummy, most used are used cars of prestigious and expensive brands: Mercedes, on which nameplates denoting the most expensive models can be pasted on for greater “coolness”; BMW fifth and seventh series; Audi 80, 100 or A6 first years of release; Volvo eighth or ninth series. There are Saab 9000, Mitsubishi Galant, Lexus. That is, cars with the image of expensive, the real price of which, however, can vary within 10 thousand dollars. After all, not everyone knows that the ten-year-old 735th BMW or Mercedes in the 124th body with quite decent appearance can be cheaper than the new “dozens”. Yes, and in the minds of many rooted: if the road is more or less presentable kind of foreign car, then most likely for her driving - a gangster. With a "volyn" in your pocket and a Kalashnikov assault rifle under the seat as a calculator for final calculations. Therefore, with the substitute, "working" on expensive cars, no one really bickers, but without a doubt give the required amount "for repair" and leave the place of an accident, comforted by the thought: "... it could be worse."

Image cars for "bombing" are selected on large car markets from among those "suspended", that is, those that for some reason cannot sell at a profit. These include cars that have problems with customs clearance or have been in a serious accident, but have been repaired to an ideal state. There may be several substitute cars in the “brigade” - while one is hastily repaired, others “work” on the track.

It is also possible to identify cars by a number of indirect signs: these are thoroughly polluted numbers on a relatively clean car or their absence; non-Russian license plates, "transit" paper sheets, the presence on the machine of obvious signs of repair, damage to body parts, scuffs on the left front fender, etc. Entire and intact machines are almost never substituted.

This is a very profitable business - according to some data, the Mercedes E-class (at least $ 16,000) fully pays for itself in six months of “work”, and the driver can have up to $ 10,000 per month, while others can only earn one day "up to 10 thousand $.

"Stand-brigade"

According to the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, on average, about 10 criminal groups are involved in simulating road accidents every day in Moscow, some of which attract traffic police officers to their criminal activities. At the same time, again, contrary to stereotypes, fraudsters are not part of influential groups, but only pay for the "roof" - about two thousand dollars a month from one machine. And their status in the criminal environment is not high - something like the scammers and barseters.

They are working from the morning till late at night. In the morning, many of the "sponsors" are in a hurry to work, and the delay due to waiting for the traffic police is doubly undesirable. That is why it is simpler to "dilute the client" for money. As well as on a rainy night in a deserted and dark place.

Simple and their organizational structure. Typically, the troops substitute control certain transport routes or their sections. Detachments are divided into several groups, each of which operates in its place. Groups, in turn, are divided into separately taken "crews". Crews of dummy cars traveling for business consist of 2-4 people - the driver and the “dismantler-driver”. Some international crews consist of immigrants from the Caucasus and Slavs. Drivers are mostly aces - after all, the implementation of a "dummy" maneuver often requires delicacy and special driving skills. As a result, neither “teapots” nor the most experienced drivers are insured from meetings with extortionists.

Not a special luxury and their life. Hours of rest pass in inexpensive roadside cafes. If, for example, you see several foreign cars with some crumpled and carelessly painted front left wings near any food service company, you should know that here there are a bunch of “substitute ones”.

There are less organized groups - single-handed. They do not pay for the roof and work mainly on cars of domestic production (VAZ-21099 and the "tenth" family), sometimes paired with shabby and inexpensive foreign cars.

"Clients"

Earnings "substituted" depends on the correct choice of the victim, and not every car owner will be honored to become a "sponsor", as ironically call their victim substitutes.

Beyond the risk zone are new expensive and prestigious foreign cars. There are few chances to encounter a “set-up” in brand new domestic cars with tightly tinted windows and sports disks - one cannot see who is in the cabin and in what quantity. Rarely they are substituted for cars in which several people are traveling - witnesses to the bases do not need anything, and it is much easier to single out a single driver.

It is hardly necessary to worry the owners of domestic shabby transport. By criminal logic, such people most likely will not have a tenth of the requested amount, especially with themselves, and the money should be received as soon as possible. The gangsters understand that if the victim turns out to be insolvent, she will begin to look for other ways out of the situation - to go to the police (and most likely neither the traffic police, and the UBOP) or to attract friends "brotherhood." Therefore, the victim must be not only solvent, but able to pay on the spot or in the near future and without fierce resistance and attraction of the above-named comrades.

Cute "fake" "teapots" and lovers chat behind the wheel of a mobile. Type of easy prey - novice driver with a "U" on the glass. Under this is easier to "substitute", and lack of experience can be a decisive argument against him. A lot depends on the driving style. Peering into the traffic flow, you can easily see potential “customers” in it - riders without a head, blithely jumping from row to row.

Favorite cars - fresh "eights" - "dozens" and relatively inexpensive foreign cars - that is, cars whose owners, according to the idea of ​​crooks, are sufficiently provided to pay on the spot, but not steep enough to "deal with" them.

But best of all, according to the opinion, the typical representative of the middle class - the law-abiding, modest and successful clerk at the money - fits the role of a “sponsor”. His clothes issue - corporate, standard and neat. The car of the modern model, new, but not the most expensive. Foreign car, a sedan of a business class like Nissan Primera or Maxima; Opel Vectra - Omega; Peugeot-406, Renault Laguna, VW Bora or Passat.

Beginners are lonely, they fool around women, which the professionals prefer not to do. Women in road accidents often begin to shed tears, and 100 percent call their husbands, acquaintances and patrons, among whom may be very serious and authoritative persona.

"Bogus" options

The schemes of hitting and taking money over the decade have been worked out by the “front brigades” to perfection, and the mechanism for simulating an accident may be different.

Here are a few stories told by witnesses of fake accidents:

“For quite a long time I read about the bases. Several times, as it seemed to me, I saw substituted, but 100% certainty that it was they who did not exist.

And yesterday I became a witness. Leningradskoe highway, Sheremetyevsky bridges district, direction - to the region, time 21:15. I and my three fellow colleagues are driving from work to Zelenograd. Food, as usual, I rotate my head 360 degrees. I see that behind the slalom go two big-eyed Merc with the included dimensions.

I am on my guard. For a couple of seconds, they hang in the back in the "fighting position" (I was driving in a dense stream in the left lane). But after seeing how many people are in my cabin, they change their mind and dump them to the right, without blinking to me even once. I inform friends that it is very likely that this is "fake". Dumping to the right behind them.

I catch up, I go in the middle row. I see the alleged sacrifice - this is “Nissan-Maxima”. I have time to make it out. One is silver, the other is black. The disposition is this: in front of me go both Mercs, the black one is rebuilt into the left lane. The Nissan blinks, he immediately starts rebuilding to the right, and the silver one, at the moment when Nissan has crossed the dividing line, lunges in his direction, knocks on the side of the bumper, drives a Nissan to the left and they start to stop. I rebuild and stop for the "Nissan".

Ahead stopped Merc. The four of us began to get out of the car, and as soon as they got out, the Merc immediately faded, so much so that some individual comrades did not even notice.

The uncle got out of the "Maxims" in complete bewilderment (a lady was sitting in the cabin). I began to explain to him that they had just been set up.

I must say that he listened to me very cautiously and with some distrust. Apparently I thought that we were also part of some kind of setup. “Something I did not understand where he knocked me,” he said. I showed him the marks on the bumper. There wasn’t even a scratch - only the dirt was wiped off. In general, I was rubbing something else for him and when I asked him if he was insured for his car - he completely lost confidence, said “thank you” and left.

We also sat down and went to ourselves ... I wanted to, of course, look at these assholes, but it didn’t work out, and maybe this is for the best ... "

“... I am returning home from work. Time 17.30. Before entering Novopredelkino along Borovsky, exactly under the overpass with the pipeline, it is usually dark there, there is a sharp signal behind it and headlights at close range. I am in the extreme left, we go all briskly, about 80.

The first thought is an automatic "Give in ...", the second is "Why?". There is no spetssignal, we are going briskly, nobody is right in front of me, but in the mirror I can see that a car without lighting was stuck in the right rear bumper. Rear presses sharply, brazenly, with noise. I add gas and do not react, I keep my number, because I understand who I am dealing with. So we go 30 seconds, the speed is already under 100. The front ones are going briskly. Rear aggressiveness reduces, but the one that hangs right on the bumper tightly. Ahead is red and I smoothly slow down without changing course.

Rear - Volvo-940, dark blue, on the roof of the antenna from the mobile, driving one. The one that "stuck" behind the right - Audi-100, dark maroon, in the car two. Both pass quickly to the next traffic light at the entrance to Novoperedelkino, and abruptly, through two continuous lines, turn in the opposite direction, following the new victim.

I just did not expect that these jackals would fumble in such places, even in the head was not. Everything is very detailed in them designed and aimed at a psychological attack.

After a couple of days in the evening, on the way down from the metro bridge and when turning onto the Frunze Embankment, I turn on the right turn from the middle row, and then the black BMW, which is on the right, rises abruptly under my bumper. As felt, jackals, my heart is not calm since last time. I brake almost to a full stop, I skip, they wait, so do I. Almost no cars around. Almost worth it. Realizing that until they leave, I will not turn, the BMW accelerates sharply and goes forward. The rooms are very dirty, not visible. In the car, two, haircut beaver, ears with a hatchet. Support machines were not, apparently the "shift" is finished.

I came back home - my head was spinning like on hinges, everything was surveyed 360 degrees. ”

And they can, for example, simply mop up "along a sine wave": the driver quietly drives in his row, without turning anywhere, but nevertheless, he carefully aligns. So they do, as a rule, where an accident has been planned in advance. In this place "prepared" witnesses who were prepared in advance who would say: "Well, man, you can't drive like that. Why did you cut it? Don't have songs, I saw everything." There can also be "on duty" and purchased traffic police.

They are also caught where maneuvers require special care: at roundabouts, at road exits from junctions, departures from minor ones, etc. The victim approaches the car in front, she pretends to move, the victim looks to the left and moves too ... Suddenly - a blow. The one in front, who seems to have gone, turns out to be worth it ... Naturally, the one who is behind is guilty ...

The “rude” way of the setup is when the victim is overtaken, trimmed and dramatically slowed down, substituting the already shabby non-traditional way of life of the stern. If the alleged "sponsor" did not have time to slow down - they will try to hang everything that was and was not there. And again, the one who is behind is always to blame.

Rare, but especially disgusting such a way: in a traffic jam on a slope in front of a standing car rolls backwards. Honk to no avail. Behind the blow follow the claims.

Common ways of "setup", which vary depending on the situation, are the following:

"Works" a couple of cars.

1. The potential victim moves along the leftmost row. Someone who is terribly in a hurry is catching up, sits tightly on the tail and begins to persistently semaphore with a high beam. The logic of most normal drivers is to give up. Unsuspecting a dirty trick, the victim begins to reorganize to the right and at that moment the victim is caught as if a car emerged out of the ground, so quietly moving a little distance away and to which you either didn’t pay attention or did not notice - the dead zone, the dark, the lights off, the rain , dirt and so on. The car that has driven the victim from the strip pretends that it is leaving, and you are left alone with the "innocent victim."

2. On a relatively free road, moving along the leftmost row at a good speed, the potential victim of a “divorce” catches up with a seemingly creeping “teapot”, which stubbornly refuses to give way. The victim makes a dash to the right, and there is already waiting for the interceptor.

3. Or this way: a potential "victim" is traveling along the middle row. On the right, the “setup” rolls up, on the left, the “drive away” is an expensive car, the possibility of “contacting” with which is instinctively swept aside by any normal driver. So they go three together - in parallel and nearby. Suddenly, the "shooter" makes a sharp turn in the direction of the victim. That, in order to avoid contact, also goes to the right. Even if the “victim” controls its starboard, the “setup” can suddenly move toward the “victim”, while remaining within its own lane. As a result, the "victim" enters the starboard in the left side of the "base". According to the traffic rules in the accident "blame". The "shooter" is leaving, his back numbers, naturally, are not read.

"Stand" - single

1. Comes on the right side of the back, in no way giving out their intentions to approach, and is waiting for the rebuilding of the "sponsor" in the right lane. Following the rules, the "victim" will show the right "turn" in advance. “Substituting” by all its behavior makes it clear to the “sponsor” that it misses it. But as soon as the "victim" moves the wheel to the right, the "setup" accelerates sharply, substituting its left side under the starboard side of the victim. For the convenience of staging such an accident, the "setup" chooses a dark time, gloomy weather, a dark car and travels only with "dimensions."

2. "Victim" is trying to leave the left or middle row (including on a circular motion). At this moment you are cut to the right. As a rule, not before, but immediately after the blow follows a disturbed beeping. This is also part of the performance, including the possible witnesses - "I supposedly signaled, but he ...". Or the interception of the right side of the one who cheerfully rushes along the right lane and, circling parked cars, does not give way to the neighbors to the left of himself.

This list of techniques "substituted" is far from complete, but it is enough to understand the principle of "fake" accidents, the result of which is one - after a seemingly easy contact with the "victim" a whole bunch of "damages" are found - from small dents and scratches to fallen out headlights and torn bumpers.

Who is guilty?..

When hitting a set-up, two situations are possible:

The first is when the richhanuli is not strong, and the cause of the accident is not obvious. In such cases, if you managed to call the traffic police, the fake ones quickly leave. But even in this situation, it is necessary to wait for the traffic police and draw up a protocol in which all the damage to the car from the accident must be made (even if it will be a barely noticeable scratch on the bumper). There were cases when the victims returned to the scene with “their” GAI officers after the departure and then “legally enough” demanded money “for repair”. And even the availability of civil liability insurance will not help here, since you allegedly left the place of the accident, and in such cases, the insurance companies refuse to pay.

The second is that if they “substituted” well, suppose they caught the victim in rebuilding, or they have obvious injuries from this accident. Here they will not leave so easily, even if your civil liability is insured.

However, the driver insured for the GO may feel more confident when meeting with “fake” - with proper behavior, he is almost not in danger of being paid for the “repair” of the car “fake”.

In any case, immediately after the accident , call the traffic police themselves (02 or the rescue service - 911, MTS-mobile 112). If they call "fake", then the traffic police are likely to be working on a couple with them and the pressure will only get tougher. People in uniform with rogues will insist on the calculation on the spot. All the same, ask for a protocol, after making sure that it is still an employee of the traffic police, and not a "municipality", not an "ecologist" and certainly not a keeper from a local hunting farm.

Do not drive away from the scene of an accident, do not touch the car, although the fake ones will insistently suggest you drive off to the side of the road and inspect the damage “in a calm atmosphere”. Let it be the busiest place - do not clean the car before the arrival of traffic police!

Dear Alexander,

I head the Russian representative office (branch or bureau - you can call it differently) of the company Eurotax, the essence of whose activity is the information support of the CU assessment.

In our country, "official cost estimates" of damage after an accident are made in accordance with accepted standards and methods of assessing the vehicle, and are somewhat different from what you wrote.

1. Costing for cars older than three years is made taking into account maintenance on ordinary (and not necessarily on authorized services) i.e. The cost of work (standard hours) is much lower. Substitute the same, as I understood from the article, cars older than 3 years.

2. There is such a thing as physical wear of parts, components and assemblies, i.e. the cost of the damaged part is definitely not the cost of a new one (unless the accident is at the factory or the salon Smile happy ) Thus, the older the machine, the lower the cost of the part, and less the cost of damage. If the culprit will repair the car on the service of the victim it will result in a much larger amount, rather than give money for the official calculation.

This is short ...

Dmitry Skatchkov

Transdekra AG
Geroev Panfilovzev str., 24
Russia 125480 Moscow
Tel .: +7 095 4969244
Fax .: +7 095 4969383
Mail: skatchkov@transdekra.ru

One should not think that it is possible to agree in a good way without the police (such as damage, then nothing at all). For just one scratched bumper you will require more than $ 1000. Moreover, the official cost estimates will not be much less. (Despite the fact that the car is old, all spare parts will be placed new, supplied from abroad by the manufacturer). If there is a small scratch on the wing, then the entire wing (bumper, door) will be repainted. And if you go with “fake” in their service, then be prepared for the master to announce the behavior of the side members ($ 5000). Moreover, the spars will really be "behavior." This, by the way, once again speaks of the economic advantage of the “setup”. Do not settle for "mutual guilt", because then you have to repair their car, and they - yours. The price difference is not difficult to assess.

Not bad enlist the support of witnesses of an accident. Especially those who have seen a deliberately created emergency. Be sure to record their coordinates. If the framers understand that this is a witness, then while you deal with one of them, the others will put pressure on the witness and he can simply leave. But then, having his data, in a calm atmosphere you can agree with him.

After the “accident”, it begins what it was all about and was started - “a divorce for money” ...

"Dilutes", as a rule, the passenger (passengers). The “clients” are beginning to be convinced that he must pay voluntarily and on the spot. For a better understanding of this “duty” he will be shown an entire play, in which the victim is assigned the main role — the role of the “sponsor”.

"Sponsor" will begin to convince to pay voluntarily and on the spot. In order for the "sponsor" to understand this better, they will show him a perfectly made performance, with the director and actors.

Everything will start relatively politely: "... Well, you're guilty, you have to pay," "How to be, the car is not ours, we need to urgently repair what the owner will say? ..".

Some of the "bred" practice the old, well-known and well-proven method of "evil-good." "Evil" requires the maximum amount, and the "good" agrees to a significantly lower amount, arguing that, so and be, they will be repaired from friends.

If the "client" rests, then soft pressure often turns into the toughest, fortunately, in most cases verbal, its forms. Late in the evening or at night, in a deserted place, the stage of warm-up ceremonies, as a rule, is skipped, immediately starting with frank and specific threats.

What to do?..

The main rule: during the "divorce" behave naturally and most importantly - do not lose self-control. Remember that the legitimate way of the fake is not profitable from the beginning. Firstly, they will not receive the required amount, and secondly, they do not need to “shine” in law enforcement agencies and insurance companies (if you have civil liability insured).

Even if it is scary, try not to show fear - jackals feel the fear of sacrifice and become even more aggressive ... This is the most difficult, because they will be hard pressed. Do not pay attention to threats, attempts to "punch" for pity, playing "good" and "bad" and other tricks. Now it is not the beginning of the 90s and the overwhelming majority of scumbags and bespredelschiki either have become smarter or are in a different world and are unlikely to return. Podstava - a business built on the lack of proof of intent for fraud and "clean" crime is no good here. But there is no need to build from oneself “cool”, threaten one’s own connections, behave provocatively - after all, there are exceptions from any rules. You should not show "fraudsters" and documents - by law, you are obliged to show them only to police officers.

To avoid unnecessary threats, close in the car, and do not leave before the arrival of traffic police. Call home, friends, describe the situation you are in, describe the brands, numbers, signs of the cars "substituted" and them. And the door and the glass of your car will definitely knock, invite you to "talk like a man," threaten to break the glass and the face ... No need to answer. It is better to dial the police again and report that you are threatened with violence. By the way, telephone calls for 02 and 911 are recorded. In addition, you can call and consult on the situation in the service of round-the-clock legal assistance to motorists “Avtoyurservis”, operational numbers of which are: 658 (“Bi-Line”), 08-31 (MTS), 088 (MCC).

IMPORTANT! Call only "02" and ask you to be connected to RUBOP. The fact is that the "random" police can be at one with the bandits. (“002” is dialed from a mobile phone - provided that you are in Moscow. If you are outside the city, then in order to figure out how to contact the local police, connect with your mobile operator. They will prompt). Very well, if your cell phone has a camera. Click "substituted" and their car numbers. (By the way, in most cases this alone will force them to quickly get into their car and drive off).

An indirect confirmation of the staging of an accident can be:

- On the "injured" car there are no numbers or they are smeared with mud. Glasses strongly toned.

- the passenger (s), but not the driver of the “injured” car

- the presentation of claims and the immediate demand of money with veiled or very specific threats, psychological pressure;

- the desire to "understand" without calling the traffic police, or call the traffic police themselves;

- a clear discrepancy between the injuries of the "injured" car and the car - the "culprits";

- persistent offers to drive into their service or drive off to the side under the pretext that you need to safely examine the damage;

- setting tight time limits, such as: “the money is needed in an hour, in 40 minutes the service will close, you have 2 hours to collect money, etc.”

- the requirement, with the consent of the victim to pay the agreed amount, leave the documents, mobile phone or car as a deposit;

- the tendency to "negotiate" - often during the "negotiations" the announced price of $ 1000 fell to $ 50 - "at least for paint", and there were even cases of "cognac".

If you lasted until the arrival of traffic police and drawing up a protocol, and you were immediately found guilty, then write down your dissenting opinion. In the protocol, cross off the word offender and write - driver. Be sure to write: "did not violate traffic rules." If you are in shock, then do not write anything else - then better connect a lawyer. If you do not lose composure, write down all the smallest details. About the dirt that fell from under the fender liner, the nature of the damage (this will guarantee that minor scratches do not turn into holes "two by three" meters), a clear discrepancy between the damage of your car (very minor) and the car "substituted" (bumper, fender, headlight). Make sure that the protocol correctly draws up a diagram and reflects all the circumstances of the accident. Competent "Minority Report" in the future can be very useful. Remember, you are required to issue a copy of the protocol.

After drawing up the protocol, try to leave with the police, otherwise the “divorce” may continue. In no case do not agree to go with the "frauds" to assess the damage and after drawing up the protocol. Damage assessment should occur only after the decision on your guilt.

If the "fake ones" see that it is not possible to quickly establish the culprit, then swearing at you and, having said that you have been put on the counter, will simply evaporate. However, in this case, be prepared for the fact that they will call and threaten you (and this is veiled). If they come to your home, then by no means leave the apartment to “just talk”. In this case, they will be forced to either leave or rush into your apartment, and this is already a serious article of the Criminal Code. And they do not have time for spying on you (for “conversations”) - you have to “make money”.

Who protects whom

The paradox of the situation is that the Ministry of the Interior still can not figure out who as a result must fight this type of criminal business. The traffic police believe that the UBOP officers must have fished.

Indeed, in the activities of the framed one can assume the presence of signs of an organized group - there is an organizer, helpers, performers, a clear distribution of criminal roles, and sometimes corrupt connections. But at the time of the accident, from a formally legal point of view, this is not at all obvious - an accident it is an accident. And only if the fraudsters allow themselves direct extortion, that is, the requirement to transfer property or the right to property under the threat of violence or destruction or damage to property, or with the use of violence, then the OCD, Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for them can interfere. However, professionals "bases" with witnesses never allow direct threats to the victim. One-on-one is more than likely, but not everyone carries dictaphones with them to record these threats, and then attach the record to the application.

That is why of the UBOP and send victims dummy accidents in the ATS, and they say that traffic accidents - this is the "garden" of traffic police. The traffic police are firmly in the position that “... the inspector’s job is to record the fact of the accident; and to reveal the bases should be in the ATS ".

True, in October 2002, a department for combating frauds related to the dramatization of traffic accidents was created in the structure of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Moscow. The main task of the department is to develop investigative practices and develop guidelines for other divisions of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate, as well as identifying corrupt traffic cops. Previously, fraudsters were prosecuted, but only in cases when it came to extortion.

However, these cases are rare. One of these facts refers to the summer of 2002, when police officers "took" a group of fraudsters who specialized in extortion using mock accidents at the Moscow Ring Road. Three young people were detained at the time of the transfer of money: they demanded 40 thousand rubles from an innocent driver of the Niva. And quite recently, one of the groups neutralized one of the groups by the officers of the OBOP of the Western District of the capital, but they have not yet filed an official accusation.

Thus, the circle closes, and car owners decided to fight crime on the roads on their own.

So far their main and most effective weapon is the exchange of information on the Internet. Enthusiasts have already collected an impressive database, which includes several hundred cars, at least twice seen in questionable accidents with signs of the bases.

The activity of this, yet organizationally not formed movement, is not limited to virtual communication. The participants of this movement, people who have already been in a dummy accident or are simply not indifferent, are partly guided by an unwritten code of honor. One of his postulates - if you saw a setup on the road, stop, call the police, explain the situation to the victim and give, if necessary, testimony. Occupation unsafe, but very effective. Rumor has it that some car owners have resorted to more radical methods of counteracting road crime, there is even a myth about some "volatile detachments" that suit the hunt on the Moscow ring road. The hunt is reduced to damage of cars and faces. Most likely it is of course idle fiction, but sorry ...

Substitutes and insurance

Only by the exchange of information and the help to victims, this criminal business cannot be defeated. Too big rates. And in resolving the problem of bogus accidents, not only motorists themselves become more and more interested, but also insurance companies that incur serious losses - if the “front” car is not very bright yet, the insured cars are hit, then receiving money from insurance companies. Of course, cars with stickers of insurance companies are substituted much less often than without them ... if they only see the stickers. This only works with “sgona” circuits, and when placed on rebuilds - alas ...

Moreover, it should be remembered that liability insurance giving a certain guarantee that you will not pay for repairs to the car stand (although this is an illusion - as a result, policyholders pay by paying an increase in tariffs) does not protect against the “stand”, “divorce”, pressure and threats from repairing your car at your expense.

Moreover, the reasons for the unlawful “run-in” did not disappear even with the introduction of compulsory civil liability insurance — the counterparts were received from insurance companies, although for them this is somewhat more complicated. In addition - the Civil Code has not been changed, and the “victim”, as now, will be able to make claims to the perpetrator without communicating with the insurance company. To change the situation, it is necessary to legally prohibit the victim to claim damages directly from the perpetrator, and contact his insurance company.

Recently, “young” fake-ups began to appear, who, not possessing driving skills and not resorting to ingenious schemes of professionals, simply twisted into a ram of new cars, and not just those that are “more expensive”. "Beginners" do not care about stickers, and insurance, and the "wealth" of the one being substituted. Acting on the principle of "with the world on a string ..." it is enough for them to snatch a piece and smaller - the "boy's" machine is also worth a penny.

So, not insurance, but knowledge about the bases and the ability to behave properly in an accident, save from a false car accident.

Be careful and good luck to you on the road, friends!

WHERE TO GO:

GU traffic police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation: 101000, Myasnitskaya st. 3, tel. 222-6831

Helpline GUVD Moscow: 250-9810

About bribery and corruption call: 200-3929

Control and Preventive Department of the UGIBDD GUVD of Moscow: 208-7856

Department of Internal Security of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia: 200-9081, 200-8936

UGIBDD GUVD of Moscow: 103473, Sadovaya svetotechnaya Str., 1 Duty Unit - 924-3117 Office - 923-9319 Telephone consultation - 923-3390 Informational - 923-4909

Special regiment DPS (at UGIBDD) - 924-3117

UGIBDD Moscow Region: 109028, Durasovsky lane., 11, tel. 288-8171