My thoughts precisely when I see plates altered on the web and hundreds or thousands of eyes potentially seen it that day on the road.Do you cover yours when you ride?
My thoughts precisely when I see plates altered on the web and hundreds or thousands of eyes potentially seen it that day on the road.
I think the reach of the internet is greater than that of people who would physically see the vehicle on any given day. [MyTake] ID theft is bad enough without help. [/MyTake]
Do you ride all over the world at all times?
Agreed but, IMHO, overly paranoid.This is all cool and everything but posting your plate number on the internet for the world to see can be a problem nowadays.
Custom plates in Minnesota are $100 extra to get the plate. After that, they don't cost any more to re-register than normal plates ($17.50 (i think) per year for bikes). Even after they are out too long and the DMV requires a new one sent out, there isn't any additional charge.Yep that was what talked me out of it - getting hit with the fee every year, even though they weren't giving me a new plate.
I don't know whether my new state (NM) charges each year for a vanity plate, but it's under $20 so not that bad.
there's no free lunch though - don't get me started on our MVD and their outright greed with regard to used vehicle purchases.
Ha! That was my exact thought as well back when I was a young hoodlum doing questionable thinks on the bike. My plate was, let's say, "MAVERICK" (it wasn't but similarly memorable).I did a few back in the 80s until I realized it makes it easier for others to remember your tag if they call it in...
How, exactly?This is all cool and everything but posting your plate number on the internet for the world to see can be a problem nowadays.
Loose lips sink ships. It's all bits and pieces. The more pieces you give them, the fewer they have to find on their own. Who remembers their security briefings from the military?How, exactly?
Its easier to just go through someone's forum posts if you want a bunch of info about them. Even easier if they tend to use the same username on multiple forums. Using a license plate would be a lot of extra work.I salute that. It's a door mat for scammers.