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Old 10-16-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Cover the license plate....

I don't quite understand why, in photos, you cover up the license plate. Do you do this while driving aorund all year for hundreds of thousands to see. What are you hiding? Do you think someone will run the plate and come steal your wheels? I promise I won't drive 1500 miles for your tires, or winch or whatever. I havent seen to many people in jail or in prison for license plate infractions. Oh well.....tell me what gives. Enlighten me.

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Old 10-16-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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People are paranoid like that. When my new plates come I'm going to display them proudly! I ordered GRN-MCHN but right now I have a temporary tag.

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Old 10-16-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yeah i've never understood this either...i never cover my plate in any pic i take
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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Think of this: a Greenie see's a picture of your Jeep on line going were you should not be or the Police lawenforcement type.they will have your plate#. You can't trust everyone!
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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Uh, maybe you shouldn't be in those places.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:56 PM   #6
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Think of this: a Greenie see's a picture of your Jeep on line going were you should not be or the Police lawenforcement type.they will have your plate#. You can't trust everyone!
I'm sorry but I don't understand what in the world you are talking about I read that 3 times and still confused
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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I think he refers to a greenie as a conservation officer, which I am going to school to become haha

And he says if you were trespassing and they saw you online they would know.

Now, unless there was a call or report about a Jeep trespassing on the land;

1) they wont know what land it is from a picture unless theres signs!
2) they cant ticket you for trespassing if no one has reported the trespassing or the officer has seen it first hand.

BAM! and yes, you shouldnt trespass or blaze trails. That ruins the rep for us all.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #8
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #9
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I don't quite understand why, in photos, you cover up the license plate. Do you do this while driving aorund all year for hundreds of thousands to see. What are you hiding?
I don't cover mine, but I know exactly why people do it. I can't find the webpage on it, but there's a story about a Toyota Supra that had his car parked in a parking garage. He was a heavy user on the forum and someone took down his license plate number, scouted him out in the city, and went to the car and stole the parts out of it that the thief knew the guy already had.

Not to mention, if I'm manufacturing fraudulent license plates, it's easier for me to go onto WranglerForum, locate a Jeep with the same specs as mine and then use those numbers for the plate. That way, if a cop runs the plates, I have legit numbers. It's easier then hoping to spot a Wrangler with your color and model.

Then, with those numbers, you find someone corrupt enough in the DMV to locate the VIN# and address. Or even better run a public document search or a reverse license plate lookup. It will give you the name and address. Then for the vin just pay a visit to the house at night. Violla, make a fraudulent registration card and a false insurance card.

Also, for information see Rebecca Schaeffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 10-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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Oh great. Like I wasn't paranoid enough already.
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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't following you...
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Oh great. Like I wasn't paranoid enough already.
You have nothing to worry about Gus, we're always watching.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #13
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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't following you...
That's funny, that used to be my sig line.
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That's funny, that used to be my sig line.
I knew I heard it somewhere. Voices in my head
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Then, with those numbers, you find someone corrupt enough in the DMV to locate the VIN# and address. Or even better run a public document search or a reverse license plate lookup. It will give you the name and address. Then for the vin just pay a visit to the house at night. Violla, make a fraudulent registration card and a false insurance card.
Exactly! I used to date a gal that was a Commercial Claims Adjuster for a major auto insurance company. She told me to never post your license plate for this very reason. Additionally, she said it doesn't take much for someone to use this information and get PLENTY of background info on you based on your license plate number. Anyway, I just figure better safe than sorry, as I'm continually amazed at how much info people carelessly spew all over the web these days through sites such as Facebook and the like.
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I can hide my plate all I want but everyone already knows whats on it
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #17
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Exactly! I used to date a gal that was a Commercial Claims Adjuster for a major auto insurance company. She told me to never post your license plate for this very reason. Additionally, she said it doesn't take much for someone to use this information and get PLENTY of background info on you based on your license plate number. Anyway, I just figure better safe than sorry, as I'm continually amazed at how much info people carelessly spew all over the web these days through sites such as Facebook and the like.
Complete BS. If I wanted to find exactly where you were right now, there are much easier ways that have nothing to do with a picture of your license plate.

Not just anybody can run plates through DMV.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:42 PM   #18
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Complete BS. If I wanted to find exactly where you were right now, there are much easier ways that have nothing to do with a picture of your license plate.

Not just anybody can run plates through DMV.
With technology being what it is today and the skill of people who know how to manipulate it, I'm sure there are in fact, easier ways to figure out who is who someone really is. And yes, not just anybody can run plates through DMV. Frankly, I really don't believe anyone trolls the Wrangler Forum trying to work a title scam.

But seriously, if you know an investigator, someone in law enforcement or someone in insurance, who's got access to a vehicle database and has some borderline professional ethics, you can get this information.

I'm not trying to start a debate on the subject as I have absolutely nothing to gain from it and I'm certainly am not trying to be a paranoid fearmonger. I'm just sharing my experiences for what it's worth.

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