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Old May 18th 10, 07:46 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tom Crispin
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LCC chief executive Koy Thompson has written to eBay and Gumtree
inviting them to discuss proposals put forward by London Cycling
Campaign, after talking to police contacts, designed to tackle the
massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.

It's hoped that, with their experience of internet sales, the websites
will be able to help close the door to online thieves.

A recent survey found that 1 in 6 London cyclists had seen a stolen
bike for sale online.

Measures proposed by LCC include:
- Adding a field for the frame number on web listings to discourage
thieves
- Demanding genuine photos, preventing vendors to disguise bikes with
generic pictures
- Stricter rules for vendor identification based on a verifiable name
and address
- A commitment to much faster response times from websites to police
enquiries
- Pro-active investigations by website owners, feeding suspicious
listings to police

Koy Thompson said, "We've proposed quick and low-cost measures that
websites can put in place to discourage dishonest vendors. We want
buyers and police to able to clearly see who's open and upfront about
who they are and what they're selling, which should help weed out the
rogue sellers."
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Old May 18th 10, 07:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_2_]
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Tom Crispin wrote:
LCC chief executive Koy Thompson has written to eBay and Gumtree
inviting them to discuss proposals put forward by London Cycling
Campaign, after talking to police contacts, designed to tackle the
massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.

It's hoped that, with their experience of internet sales, the websites
will be able to help close the door to online thieves.

A recent survey found that 1 in 6 London cyclists had seen a stolen
bike for sale online.

Measures proposed by LCC include:
- Adding a field for the frame number on web listings to discourage
thieves
- Demanding genuine photos, preventing vendors to disguise bikes with
generic pictures
- Stricter rules for vendor identification based on a verifiable name
and address
- A commitment to much faster response times from websites to police
enquiries
- Pro-active investigations by website owners, feeding suspicious
listings to police


If push bikes were all registered and carried number plates the problem
would be solved! How many stolen cars are there on EBAY?


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Old May 18th 10, 08:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Derek C
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On 18 May, 19:58, "The Medway Handyman" [email protected]
blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
Tom Crispin wrote:
LCC chief executive Koy Thompson has written to eBay and Gumtree
inviting them to discuss proposals put forward by London Cycling
Campaign, after talking to police contacts, designed to tackle the
massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.


It's hoped that, with their experience of internet sales, the websites
will be able to help close the door to online thieves.


A recent survey found that 1 in 6 London cyclists had seen a stolen
bike for sale online.


Measures proposed by LCC include:
- Adding a field for the frame number on web listings to discourage
thieves
- Demanding genuine photos, preventing vendors to disguise bikes with
generic pictures
- Stricter rules for vendor identification based on a verifiable name
and address
- A commitment to much faster response times from websites to police
enquiries
- Pro-active investigations by website owners, feeding suspicious
listings to police


If push bikes were all registered and carried number plates the problem
would be solved! *How many stolen cars are there on EBAY?

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Quite a few 'cloned' cars apparently.

Derek C
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Old May 19th 10, 07:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Paul - xxx[_2_]
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The Medway Handyman wrote:

Tom Crispin wrote:
LCC chief executive Koy Thompson has written to eBay and Gumtree
inviting them to discuss proposals put forward by London Cycling
Campaign, after talking to police contacts, designed to tackle the
massive problem of internet sales of stolen bicycles.


If push bikes were all registered and carried number plates the
problem would be solved! How many stolen cars are there on EBAY?


If people in general weren't prepared to accept cheap stuff 'off the
back of a lorry' then the problem wouldn't exist.

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Old May 19th 10, 07:58 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Jim A
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On 05/19/2010 07:34 AM, Paul - xxx wrote:

If people in general weren't prepared to accept cheap stuff 'off the
back of a lorry' then the problem wouldn't exist.


If people used TWO LOCKS then the problem wouldn't exist! :-)

Except people would buy their locks off Ebay. :-(

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