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My point about Traffic Cops focused on the chap who bought the van which turned out to be cloned ...one of the identifying aspects highlighted by the bobby was the number plate without the required name and postcode.

So if everyone was aware of this "futile" law then it might save them from losing thousands buying a ringer eh
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SPOTTER wrote:

ARe personl aplates less liely to get cloned than normal plates or more likely? (thinking out loud there)


I'd reason they're less likely; there seem to be two purposes to cloning - ringing and avoiding fines/duties.

if one is 'ringing' a car for a quick sale, a personal plate is more likely to cause the punter to ask questions, so a standard plate would be better.
If one is trying to avoid payment of charges, one wouldn't want to attract the extra scrutiny of traffic wardens, policemen or CCTV operators, so again a standard plate would again seem a better bet.
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Post #14753012th Apr 2007 4:16 pm
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DG wrote:
Thud


My point about Traffic Cops focused on the chap who bought the van which turned out to be cloned ...one of the identifying aspects highlighted by the bobby was the number plate without the required name and postcode.

So if everyone was aware of this "futile" law then it might save them from losing thousands buying a ringer eh


good point the chap did mention that about the number plate...surely not beyond the wit of a ringer to add a postcode to his sticker though........

Have to admit didn't check my D3 before buying it.........
 now in shock at the rust.......  
Post #14753312th Apr 2007 4:23 pm
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DrLex wrote:
SPOTTER wrote:

ARe personl aplates less liely to get cloned than normal plates or more likely? (thinking out loud there)


I'd reason they're less likely; there seem to be two purposes to cloning - ringing and avoiding fines/duties.

if one is 'ringing' a car for a quick sale, a personal plate is more likely to cause the punter to ask questions, so a standard plate would be better.
If one is trying to avoid payment of charges, one wouldn't want to attract the extra scrutiny of traffic wardens, policemen or CCTV operators, so again a standard plate would again seem a better bet.


must be worth it,seems to be big business!!! Shocked
 now in shock at the rust.......  
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