'91 420SEL '80 300TD
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I'm curious to understand this. Thousands can see the number on the road. Why hide it here?
Gruff said:As I understand it, it is to stop 'ringers' using your car details on another car matching yours that has been stolen. It saves them time searching on the internet for matching details, rather than trawling scrap yards, or the chance find on the road.
Cant you get the names and addresses of cars from the DMV with a plate number?Kalifornia said:I think it's the other way around...it's not ringers (i.e. belonging to car theft ring) looking for license plates online, but for cars that have sought after features that would be worth stealing. I've actually heard that here in SoCal, people actually scan the car ads and contact sellers or even check out the car in person up close (mimicking interested buyers), then stealing the car later. People here have been advised to NEVER show their cars for sale at the actual residence, but to always meet in a neutral location.
Yes I agree, people can always follow you home when they see you on the freeway but all they get there is a fleeting glance with a lot of dry runs, whereas online you can get specific info on a lot of cars all in the same place. I have pretty much a stock car with only about four grand invested so not too worried, but this might apply to other people on here.
No unless your the owner or work there. I bet some people who work at the DMV are flake. But you can track their city that they reside by typing in the LP or VIN #. Not going to get into that.NZ Benz said:Cant you get the names and addresses of cars from the DMV with a plate number?
Was just woundering because I dont live in the states. I saw it done on a movie once, I thought that it was a bit shadey if you could do that.BILLSONG said:No unless your the owner or work there. I bet some people who work at the DMV are flake. But you can track their city that they reside by typing in the LP or VIN #. Not going to get into that.