Can a Video & TV-Documentation about performing Odometer-Rollback procedere causing problems with To

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  1. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Howdy all,

    first of all I wish you'll a happy and successful new year 2017 and lots of strenghts and good health....

    This year 2017, I may planing to go on vacation to America, and here's may one of my concerns....
    I up loaded a video long time ago ( 2011 ) , showing, how it is been done to roll back a digital odometer on a car.

    well.... this video had a lots and lots of clicks, and matterfact in the last 2... 3 years a lot of Television stations in the whole entire USA made copies of that video and done a documentary about it and used my pictures and my video....

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    Last year 2016 the German "ADAC" http://www.adac.de
    done a documentary about odometer-Rollback also, and wanted to present on TV, how a odometer Rollback is been done.

    For that reason, they on the internet and newspaper ads, and found my advertisement.

    So, the next step was, to call me, and set up an appointment for odometer-Rollback.

    They done a video with hidden camera, and 2 weeks later it was on German televison.
    http://www.mdr.de/tv/programm/sendung700276.html

    so far I have and had no concerns, because I've done nothing illegal here in Europe, and matterfact even told the customers, that I do not perform a odometer Rollback to lower the mileage for fraud.

    I only adjust the mileage for repair reasons, if may be somebody changed his odometer Cluster and replaced the "Tachometer", than, and only than, I adjust and put the real mileage on the odometer Reading.

    But even the German TV Reporters may had some clue, that I have also a video in America online, and now I like to figure out, if I can get in Trouble in America, as soon as I enter the territory of US of A.

    Did somebody may has an answer?

    Thanks a lot, and I wish you'll a nice day...

    Truly yours...
    Tachotrickser
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    What's the question?
     
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  5. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Ok, the question is, if I can get in trouble in the US, or denied entry because of that odometer rollback video, I have made and created some 5 years ago ......

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    MAtterfact I was also in German TV, when they made a documentary about odometer rollback, but here in German Or Česká Republic I know, that I can not get in trouble....
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    As far as I can see, the video does not disclose a method for rolling back odometers.

    If you disclosed such a method, you could well be breaking the law in some countries.
     
  8. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Ok, but here is the issue of all that....

    Of course I have created and made a movie public, how an odometer can be rolled back in 2011, and it is worldwide visible, so also in the whole entire US of A, as well as in Canada and in China, and in the
    "Land of downunder"

    I even have received calls on my phone number (cellular) from Australia, where eventually people asking for this kind of service to be done....

    The question is, if I can get in trouble when entering the US of A, because a lot of TV stations copied part of my movie for a documentary

    I'am fixing odometers / dash board cluster and kilometers since 1978, when I was 14....

    Until august 2005 this was even 100% legal in Germany to roll back odometers to deceive the real mileage reading, and nobody could go to law enforcement to press charges or made an report, and since September 2005 it is only legal in Germany to roll back odometers, when for instance, the original odometer / instrument cluster is being broke, and somebody buy an used instrument cluster at a junk yard, put it in, and the odometer reading shows a different reading, than I can fix it, and put the real mileage on the odometer....

    In Holland, Österreich (Austria), Poland and Česká Republica (Czech Republic) it is been still legal, to roll back odometers, even if the original instrument cluster is not being broke....

    Since about 10 years I'am now in business for this kind of service, and I put a lot of videos online on You tube, and I have a lot of replays from customers here in Europe....

    Last year I was even in German television,

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    http://www.mdr.de/tv/programm/sendung700276.html


    When they made a report about people, who roll back odometers, and matterfact, there are only 2 people / companies left here in Germany, who advertise this kind of service in the internet and in newspapers....

    So, I'am sure not worried about getting in Trouble here in Europe, because I'am doing nothing wrong nor illegal, but there is for sure a "whole different ball game" and laws in USA, and this is my concern....

    And..... I'am sure, all of these TV stations have my contact address and cellphone number, and I even have received calls from them in 2014/15 and 2016.....

    There are at least 10 TV stations, who made a report and documentary about this...

    Just if you type the key words
    "........odometer rollback TV report......."
    At google, you find on the very first page 7 names of TV stations, such as

    1.) abc7chicago.com

    2.) Boston.cbslocal.com

    3.) woodtv.com

    4.) wpri.com

    5.) 6abc.com

    6.) wlox.com

    7.) click2houston.com

    And that's only the very first page, to be continued on page 2 and 3 and so on....
     
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  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Tachotrickser:

    Take the United States as an example. You have not committed any crime in that country, so it would seem to me that you could not be arrested for any crime there as you entered the country. On the other hand, if you were to apply for a visa to enter the United States, and somebody bothered to check, then you might well be denied entry to the country if the authorities had reason to suspect that you aimed to commit a crime under the laws there.

    The same would apply in Australia (a country whose laws I am more familiar with).

    These are just my thoughts, by the way. I am in no way giving you any kind of legal advice here.
     
  10. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Do you think / believe, that I will get an Visa or can enter the US?
     
  11. Q-reeus Valued Senior Member

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    Try 'flying a kite'. Get a third party i.e. friend to inquire at US consulate - "I know someone who.....Would that be cause for barring entry to US?"
     
  12. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Thanks..... that's what I might try....

    To get in contact or ask the / or one of the TV-stations

    such as

    1.) abc7chicago.com

    2.) Boston.cbslocal.com

    3.) woodtv.com

    4.) wpri.com

    5.) 6abc.com

    6.) wlox.com

    7.) click2houston.com

    For their opinion, because they also had broadcasted that reportage / documentary about odometer rollback ......
     
  13. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Excuse me, when I'am writing again and may bother a little bit....

    But this is, what I have just reading in a German discussion Forum "Motor-talk.de"

    http://www.motor-talk.de/news/vw-manager-drohen-bis-zu-169-jahre-haft-t5914937.html

    About a Volkswagen manager, who is just recently been arrested in the USA and may faces up to
    169 years prison, if convicted, or better say, when convicted....

    So, I'am very we'll be aware of the fact, that a punishment in the USA is mostly very very harsh and hard,
    And even for a little bit wrongdoing there could be a long loooooooooong prison sentence to go with it....

    By the way.... the Volkswagen manager is even from the same home town Wolfsburg in Germany, where I am from.... born and raised.....
     
  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Most likely there's no real question. I have seen such scams on other forums, where someone posts "I have shown over 100 people how to make $350,000 in a year by using this one weird trick, but I am worried that I will get in trouble for it. What do you think?" In such scams, the poster is not soliciting opinions, but rather hoping that the increased exposure results in more marks contacting him for information on his claim.
     
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  15. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    wow this is very unique thread, thought the guy was advertising his video at first, but seems legit about visa question issues.
     
  16. Q-reeus Valued Senior Member

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    I severely doubt the 'VW guy' will be up for maybe 169 yr clink term. I assume it was over the faked emissions scam/scandal. More likely a heavy fine and presumably already happened forced resignation. Not on a par with mass murder surely. Anyway, just do as suggested and fly a kite. Or two or three if your anonymous friend is up to contacting those TV stations. But the US consulate should suffice.
     
  17. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Well, that's may be a good guess, but not the truth....

    I have published that "odometer rollback video" on October 10, 2011 so over 5 years ago, and because I live in Europe, have had no customers from the USA at all....

    How can be, if I live "über den großen Teich" / live about across the big lake - Atlantic....

    Nobody will ship his (or her) car over the Atlantic to have an odometer rollback done...

    And to get or receive more marks and clicks on my video?

    As of today, i already have 329666 clicks on that video with no benefits for me at all....

    And.... I also have no benefits, if somebody contact me, except, I can give some informations for free about instrument clusters....
     
  18. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Ja, that's true, but I also have other videos about odometer rollback on Europe and German YouTube published with the result, that nobody ever used part of my video for their own purpose, and further, that I don't have to be worried about haveing some disbenefits....

    Here in Europe, it is been legal, what I am doing and nobody cares....
     
  19. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Ja, it is been about this ridiculous "abgasskandal" / emission issue....

    Thanks for the advice, that may be a friend of mine contacting 2 or 3 tv stations....

    I feel safer with the tv stations indeed, rather than contacting an official government such as an embassy or general consulate....

    This would be like "wecken schlafende Hunde" as we say in Germany...
    (To wake up sleeping dogs )
     
  20. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Wie sagt man "Troll" auf Deutsch?

    And James, why do you always rise to the bait? Jesus...
     
  21. Tachotrickser Registered Member

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    Du hast es gerade auf Deutsch sogar grammatisch richtig und ohne Fehler / Rechtschreibfehler gefragt,
    und sogar selbst beantwortet!

    Ein sog. Selbstbeantworter!

    Auch eine seltene Fähigkeit

    ....... aber wer will was gelten, der muss sein selten, denn das wussten schon die alten Kelten, und die lebten nun
    Mal bekanntermaßen in ganz anderen Welten, so wie die Indianer in Zelten!

    Frankly, I really don't understand, why are you asking a question in an American forum in German language, what most of the users don't understand...

    That's an other "good one" what I don't really fully understand ....
     

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