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Old 07-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Why do people obscure license plates in photos?

I am curious why people obscure their plates in photos? Just for the record I don't obscure mine and not knocking those who do just curious why.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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I'd have to say its because with your plates you can see who the car is registered to, including name and address.

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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I've always wondered as well. I'm all about guarding my info, but a figure 1000 people see it every time I leave the garage.
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I'd have to say its because with your plates you can see who the car is registered to, including name and address.
How is that info available? It is no different than parked in a parking lot or on the street?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
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some people are just paranoid
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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because if someone has a pretty decked out vehicle and they decide to take some nice photoshoots of it. I'm pretty certain their just concealing their plate number so no one with access to the D.A.V.I.D system or whatever its called in other states can find out where this vehicle is located at.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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The NSA may be on here SHHHHHHH!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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some people are just paranoid
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean you are wrong!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:37 PM   #10
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Why does it matter? If they don't want to show their plate what's the big deal....paranoid and smart are separated by a very thin line.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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same question arises on firearm forums.....some do, some don't reveal the ID numbers
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
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I figure its because they might piss someone off online and then they can be looked up!
I can't think of a good reason other then that since like many have already stated you drive it around the info is out there.
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I think it's sexy...Kinda like back when I was a kid and the news would put black censored stripes over boobs.
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some people are just paranoid

This is the winning answer. Unless someone drives around without their license plate legally displayed as required, people are going to see it.

What's the larger danger? An auto thief who lives 1,000 + miles away or the local thieving scumbag who sees your blinged out Jeep in the local parking lot and who always carries his burglary tools with him?
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Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you...
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I think it's sexy...Kinda like back when I was a kid and the news would put black censored stripes over boobs.
Mmmmm. Boobs.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #16
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Good question. I obscure mine, but I don't know of a free way to get info on someone via their plates. I'm sure it is possible though.
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Good question. I obscure mine, but I don't know of a free way to get info on someone via their plates. I'm sure it is possible though.
You shouldn't be to worried driving a JK. Who would want to steal a JK.





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I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
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I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
Something fishy...Illinois plate but location says NE Iowa. If my geography from elementary school serves me isn't there a big river separating those two states?
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I think it's sexy...Kinda like back when I was a kid and the news would put black censored stripes over boobs.
Now that's a good topic. Watched Loopers last night. It had some in it but wasn't very impressive.

Only thing that is better is if we add bacon. Man I love bacon. Had me a BLT for supper. BLT's are awesome.
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I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
A car dealership with access to the motor vehicle division could trace your plate. However, not the average Joe.
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A guy can have houses in MANY states..... and title his vehicles in ANY state he lives in AND park his vehicles where ever he chooses...... offer still stands....
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Mmmmm. Boobs.
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Now that's a good topic. Watched Loopers last night. It had some in it but wasn't very impressive.

Only thing that is better is if we add bacon. Man I love bacon. Had me a BLT for supper. BLT's are awesome.
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Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road. I have had pictures of my motorcycle snatched and posted on a lot of other people's Instagram accounts. That is only the start of it.

I feel it is a tough job to remain as much anonymous as I can, but it calms the nerves. There is too many people in this world as it is and a little work can go a long way to keep from being taken advantage of. Now the odds of someone doing something now is slim, but who knows in the future.
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Honestly, the way this world is heading in this digital age, it might be a smart thing to just hide yourself the best you can. Honestly, you don't know what the internet is going to be like down the road. I have had pictures of my motorcycle snatched and posted on a lot of other people's Instagram accounts. That is only the start of it.

I feel it is a tough job to remain as much anonymous as I can, but it calms the nerves. There is too many people in this world as it is and a little work can go a long way to keep from being taken advantage of. Now the odds of someone doing something now is slim, but who knows in the future.
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Back around 2006 there was a guy on here who could tell what type of computer you were on, your location ect. It was kind of creepy. And we are talking 7 years ago. How he did it? I don't know. Boobs and bacon rule.
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I actually DARED a guy on here who was harping about privacy issues to FIND ME......even offered to pay his gas...... no takers so far....... offer still out there.....

Might even buy you a beer..... the plate is right over there <<<<<<<<<
I just googled "license plate lookup" and got 1 hit for your plate. I didn't feel like paying the fee for the info. Because, I'm not a stalker. Nevertheless, doubt exists in my 2nd grade educated mind that, looking up plate info is possible.

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #29
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Everytime I see an ebay ad or forum pic with a plate covered up I wonder if they also cover them up when driving. Privacy is fine, but I would not want to live in that much constant fear.
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I think it's sexy...Kinda like back when I was a kid and the news would put black censored stripes over boobs.
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