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Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

I've never quite understood that. Everyone on the road can see your plate, what's the big deal if people on the internet can see it?
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

As I understand it, it is so that their identity remains anonymous. Some believe that if you have their plate number(s), one can go to the DMV (If they know the right people), look up your address and come take your vehicle. Other just like anonymity of a blurred plate.

Outside of that, I haven't a clue ...
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

Nor do I. My wife wanted me to blur my plate before posting pics of the back of my bike in my gallery. I did so just to end the conversation but see no real reason for it
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

Cause you never know when some nut is going to hunt you down. On the road...someone would have to take the time to write your plate down and if they are like me they wouldn't have a pen anywhere to be found anyway. But a picture...well theres all the info for you stored right there in internet bliss. Plus if you posted up a video somewhere of say street racing or even racing on a track, someone might pull the old Mitsubishi move and void your warranty or possibly send the fuzz after you for doing something illegal.
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

well, I don't have any videos of me doing anything stupid that I am aware of anyway. If some nut wanted to hunt me down, it wouldn't be that tough. I fear the day that sinful will come knocking on my door. God only knows what that wacko is capable of!
What's the old Mitsubishi move? They voided someone's warranty?
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

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I fear the day that sinful will come knocking on my door. God only knows what that wacko is capable of!
Amen, thats one jacked up mofo
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

i was told it was due to identity theft
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well, I don't have any videos of me doing anything stupid that I am aware of anyway. If some nut wanted to hunt me down, it wouldn't be that tough. I fear the day that sinful will come knocking on my door. God only knows what that wacko is capable of!
i managed to figure out which house was sinful's with google maps and the video's he posted on youtube. small town.
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i managed to figure out which house was sinful's with google maps and the video's he posted on youtube. small town.
Now I'm the one thats scared
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

don't worry nick, i won't be over anytime soon.
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

someone had some free time
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

It's a long way from Cali to Indiana. It will take him time to get here. I think you're safe.


for now
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

for at least a day or 2
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someone had some free time
there was like five houses to choose from, and he sent me a link to his youtube videos. it was like 2+2=4.
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Re: Why do people blur their license plates in pictures?

And he knows my name... funny I don't remember putting that up anywhere on here... Nice try with getting my wife in on the joke btw too bad I owned up just a little too soon
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