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Ok so they might get away with driving without tax or insurance? What risk does it pose to me?
You get parking fines and speeding fines sent to your address and spend ages trying to convince the authorities and or debt collectors that you shouldn't pay the fines
 
GrahamB

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If someone steals a white over bay leaf green Cali they could use your number plate to help avoid detection, private plate or not, it’s just a number plate on a specific vehicle, of a specific colour.
Maybe unlikely, but it does go on unfortunately.
Yeah I get there is a theoretical cloning risk but my point is its so unlikely as to not be worth worrying about. I think! :)
 
GrahamB

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DVLA form V888, request for owners details. You need to give a convincing reason for needing the details i.e. an accident and you get the details. This is in the public domain so I'm not giving away secrets.
Ok thanks - I wasn’t aware this was possible. I wonder how well they manage the data breach risks?
 
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You get parking fines and speeding fines sent to your address and spend ages trying to convince the authorities and or debt collectors that you shouldn't pay the fines
Has this happened to any Cali owners on here or is this a theoretical risk? And surely photographic evidence wouldn't stack up?
 
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If it was that easy why wouldn't they just use your plate for all these high jinx when they saw it out on the road?
 
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When people post pictures of their Cali, some blank out the number plate, others like me don’t.
is there any reason or value in editting out the reg. no. ?
Don’t understand why people do it, if anyone wants to clone a reg they just have to stroll past your house, around the streets and car parks.
 
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I’m sure there are easier ways to get a Reg Number than trawling this and other car forums for pictures showing reg numbers.
eg : just pop along to your local dealership.
 
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Oh er, I've posted mine on here, if I get a speeding fine I'll know it wasn't me, the van's been cloned !
 
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Garage is no good as they don’t tend to be taxed or show up on MID as being insured.

Cloning is more of a problem for cheap cars, the value of calis tends to mean that people are a lot more careful & do sensible checks when buying.

Ideal car for cloning is something common and of a value where people don’t need to take out finance.
 
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But I've seen loads posted on Autotrader showing the reg, that way people can check out the history of it. If it was an issue surely Autotrader would have a duty of care to prevent sellers showing the car reg ?
 
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Any vw transporter could pass as a cali to someone who doesn’t no anything about campers. So clone doesn’t need to be another cali.
I think some people block off plate just for peace of mind, I’ve never bothered.
 
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When people post pictures of their Cali, some blank out the number plate, others like me don’t.
is there any reason or value in editting out the reg. no. ?
I’d suggest the most straightforward criminal activity would be to make a copy of your plate and put it on can they steal. People on this site are likely to have insurance tax etc so if I copy your plate and put it on a van I’ve just nicked, I can probably get through ANPR cameras safely.
 
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I do wonder how many people have actually had hassle due to their vehicle number plate being copied and used on a similar vehicle? Or more specifically any Cali owners suffered this? Unexpected fines/ tickets etc.
 
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