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Old 10-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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I see online all the time that people black out their license plate when listing vehicles and just wonder why?? I mean what is someone really going to do with a plate number? Someone could go around and see them all over the road?? Just curious if there is a reason behind it??
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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I mean, you expose it to thousands of people every day just driving around, in parking lots, etc. I see zero reason to blur it out online.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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Always wondered the same thing....
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Adds to the mystery of the sale. Ok so I've got nothing!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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When listing a vehicle, you probably figured it best to lost every add on youve done, right? So now youve just advertised that you have a $2k stereo system in your truck (or whatever floats your boat) to everyone. A person can get your address fairly easy theses days, especially from your liscense plate. Guess who might not have that stereo they just advertised the day before! May be a little far fetched but it would be reason enough for me
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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If you had the plate then you could possibly figure out the vehicle is stolen before you buy it, and that wouldn't be good for the person selling it to you.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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well, on here, someone could look it up and find out I was selling someone else's car.....



my guess is that they don't want people showing up at their house interested in buying the car until they have talked to them on the phone.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #8
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I see online all the time that people black out their license plate when listing vehicles and just wonder why?? I mean what is someone really going to do with a plate number? Someone could go around and see them all over the road?? Just curious if there is a reason behind it??
Send me your plate # and let me show you how much info I can get off of a plate. I can pull your DL number and anyone in ur house with a DL, your address, any others cars you own and so forth.

Texas is a public record state..
better safe than sorry
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Send me your plate # and let me show you how much info I can get off of a plate. I can pull your DL number and anyone in ur house with a DL, your address, any others cars you own and so forth.

Texas is a public record state..
better safe than sorry

They could also cyper stalk you here to see what you have posted on this forum as well as others. Meaning you might have just bought a new rifle or posted a pic of a new bow. They might see you are out of town hunting also. In having your plates they could get your address and pay you a visit.

If you use your stage name on here and other forums you can google fu it to show almost all your posts.

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Old 10-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #10
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like they said... get me your plate # and I will show you....
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #11
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like they said... get me your plate # and I will show you....
Are you and jake Leo? If not I'm not saying it can't be done but I'd really be curious to see what you could dig up if I give you my plate number..
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #12
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http://www.publicdata.com/
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #13
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:40 AM   #14
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Yeah. And don't tell them your real name. They may google you. Sheeeesh.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #15
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if i wanted to jack someones info thru thier plate number it would be a lot easier to go sit at a redlight and write down 20 plates than surfng thru forums trying to find a pic with a plate number in it, right ??

am i missing something? it seems like a bit much of a conspiricy theory to me to....
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
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like they said... get me your plate # and I will show you....
Just sent you my plate number, wanna know everything you can find out about me..
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #17
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I view things a little differently then most. If I black out a plate its mainly for sticker sightings and being respectful.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #18
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Send me your plate # and let me show you how much info I can get off of a plate. I can pull your DL number and anyone in ur house with a DL, your address, any others cars you own and so forth.

Texas is a public record state..
better safe than sorry
I bet you a steak dinner you can't get my address Dl# or even name from the truck I drive every day.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #19
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I have to black out my plate. I had throngs of women sexually harass me once when I tried to sell a vehicle.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #20
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if i wanted to jack someones info thru thier plate number it would be a lot easier to go sit at a redlight and write down 20 plates than surfng thru forums trying to find a pic with a plate number in it, right ??

am i missing something? it seems like a bit much of a conspiricy theory to me to....
I could be missing the same something also but I agree totally with your post!!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #21
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Just do a google search and you can find out plenty with a name/phone number or address. I use google more than I do pay sites that we use for work. And yes, I am LEO. It's scary what information can be found on the devil box......
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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I see online all the time that people black out their license plate when listing vehicles and just wonder why?? I mean what is someone really going to do with a plate number? Someone could go around and see them all over the road?? Just curious if there is a reason behind it??
a few years back I ran across a website that you can enter the plates of a vehicle on it.
you would get registered owner, name address and vin number of the vehicle just from the plate.
maybe thats why tbey black it out
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #23
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if i wanted to jack someones info thru thier plate number it would be a lot easier to go sit at a redlight and write down 20 plates than surfng thru forums trying to find a pic with a plate number in it, right ??

am i missing something? it seems like a bit much of a conspiricy theory to me to....
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #24
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I guess I just don't see the big deal if someone can look up my address from my license plate..
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #25
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I view things a little differently then most. If I black out a plate its mainly for sticker sightings and being respectful.
Yeah I will do that if its not my vehicle cause I don't know how the other person feels about it..
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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Because everyone is parinoid.
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