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What can people do with license plate numbers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by MotoXFreeStyle61, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Ok, I've noticed it and I've done it a couple times as well. Why blur out your license plate numbers when posting pictures. What can people actually do with them anyways?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    Find out where you live for one thing.. And or steal you stuff
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    Seriously though, does posting it on the net increase the chance of that happening when people see the plates every time you drive the truck? Same people could see where you park at work, or where you live by following you home.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    I always block mine out when I post a pic of it.
    I almost always back my truck into a spot.
    I have my VIN covered with a card. :cool:
     
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    To be honest... I dont know, but alot of my friends on other sites have told me thats why they do it
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Well, I used to do it too, but then I thought "wait... How many thousand's of people see it every day when I drive to work, go shopping, go on trips...."
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    there are so many dirtbag losers on the internet.its crazy what they can do and find out. i try not to give them any ammo to use against me.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    That's exactly what I think. I mean plate numbers aren't like SSNs where they can destroy your credit. Has anyone site a news story or first hand experience of when someone on the net actually did something with them? I'm just wondering if this is just all myth.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    Exactly....
    The only time I bother covering up my license, is if I'm already in photoshop doing something else to the jpeg. That's it.

    I'm not worried. If someone wants to find out where you live, there are lots of ways to do it online without your plate info.

    I'm more worried about credit card fraud and someone getting a hold of my social security number and credit card numbers than I am of my plate #.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    yeah. I can't see how much can be done with your plate number but if they get your VIN number they can do a lot! Specifically have a key made and steal your truck but there are other things that I saw on the news one night.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    Someone could subscribe to a website like this and might be able to find personal information. It's $29 for unlimited searches over 3 years.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    haha, i love this review!!

    "I was out of town on business while my husband of 23 years told me he was going to go to the cabin with his friends from high school. The weather was pretty bad on our trip and my company sent me home early. I ended up coming home early to find clothes flown everywhere and laced underwear in the bathroom. I heard rustles upstairs and saw someone jump out the lower bedroom window. I raced to the front door, caught the license plate number of my husband's mistress and am now filing for divorce with proof of his dirty actions."

    - Rebecca Roiy
    Georgetown, MA
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Hopefully - whoever is making the key (coded keys), they'll want proof of ownership and/or they can't make the key unless the vehicle is onsite.

    For a regular key or valet key, that's a different story.
     
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