I for one don't understand the concept of blocking the plate numbers in pictures while the law requires the plate to be visible in public view. Also, there are much more easier way to get someones information than the plate number. Try googleing your name and typing your address in zillow. You'll be surprise.I'd simply prefer not allow certain internet lurkers to have the opportunity to gain information about me or my home. Not publicly displaying my vehicle identification plays a part in that.
VINs are publicly visible. Look at the edge of your windshield. Chop shops don't have to look for them, it is presented to them!Because local chop shops look for valid VINs...and use them to create duplicate vehicles. Also, insurance scammers use "other" clean VINs to put claims in on.
These trucks are had for under 10k now, hardly above-average, but anyway, i still agree with you that the less information you give a would be thief the better.Think of it this way... most people who own our brand of vehicle typically adhere to a lifestyle that could be considered "Above-Average." You pretty much have to in order to afford the upkeep and maintenance...
Good point, but on the internet (esp. in a dedicated car forum as this) it is easy for anyone in the world to get the information. If you tried to get information about that certain year of car/whatever during the day when you drive, you could be sitting there for a long time. On the internet, it is fast results that can be used quickly to duplicate license plates, etc.Hundreds of people see my plate number every day driving to work so I still don't understand why hiding the numbers when posting pictures does anything. I also don't see the tie to VIN numbers which are usually not posted and cannot be seen in the pictures. As far as my VIN numbers, I slid a small piece of black cardboard over the last digits in my VIN number. The rest of the VIN number is the same for any ML of the same engine of that year.
:big laugh:Moderators (as do members) do tend to upset a handful of people on occasion. I do believe that license plate information can be tracked in certain states. Last thing I want is some angry member we used the ban stick on sending hate mail, etc.
I am more concerned about someone locally using my plate number for illicit purposes then someone on this forum located far away like Farid from South Africa.
OK so I was wrong -----I'm coming to get you boca (from all the way in West Africa) for unceremoniously closing my poll the other day!