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Why do people hide their license plates online?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by 1G3-TRD, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Oct 26, 2015 at 8:53 PM
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    1G3-TRD

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    Why do people blur out or cover license plates in photos? More people see your license plates driving around everyday than are on this forum
     
  2. Oct 26, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    andrew

    andrew where's the beer?

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    Big brother is watching.

    I agree though, doesn't make much sense to me. i guess better safe than sorry?
     
  3. Oct 26, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    I understand if your posting a video of doing something illegal (ie riding a wheelie on a motorcycle or drag racing on city streets) but showing a pic of your truck with your new tonneau cover, I dont think it's necessary[​IMG]
    https://youtu.be/djk7Kglthbg
     
  4. Oct 26, 2015 at 9:55 PM
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    Sean266

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  5. Oct 26, 2015 at 10:27 PM
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    Agreed however I do understand why people do. With the plate number someone could find your address. Yes anyone could do that but through social media/forums someone would know your address and when you are on vacation or at work. Prime to rob your house or steal your truck.
     
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  6. Oct 26, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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    andrew where's the beer?

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    Access to someone's address based on plate information is pretty restricted. But I guess all who have the access to that kind of information are not necessarily good people.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2015 at 2:41 AM
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    For me, it's all about just how much of my personal information I want floating around on the open internet (name's not actually Jack Burton :rolleyes:). It's not too difficult to aggregate someone's info from multiple sites if you're so inclined. It's also why I'll never have anything to do with garbage like facebook and twatter and the like. This is as close to social networking as I'm willing to get.

    Plus you might be surprised at just how ready the DMV is to sell your info. Did you ever wonder how crap outfits like JD Power and Motortrend (not to mention all the jagoffs peddling aftermarket warranties and such) know when you buy a new vehicle? Unless your state law specifically prohibits it, then they can buy it in bulk straight from the DMV.
     
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  8. Oct 27, 2015 at 2:55 AM
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    Lol what really thick me up and I see it annoying its seeing a dirty finger covering the plate,it is so easy just to scratch it off with ur pic editor,I mean hellouu!!nobody wanna see ur finger in the middle of your badass looking tundra.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2015 at 8:16 AM
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    Lol agree with the dirty finger pics.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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    I'd do it driving around too but I'm guessing the LEOs wouldn't like it.
     
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  11. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    I would tell you, but then I'd have to......you know.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2015 at 7:27 PM
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    I'm not worried so much about my plate at all. Posting/Posing with weapons is a another story. Big Brother is really watching. :spy:
     
  13. Oct 29, 2015 at 5:01 AM
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  14. Oct 29, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    Too much weed as a youngster..... paranoia.
     
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  15. Oct 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    Kinda what I'm thinking. If someone shows up causing trouble at my house, they'll meet one (maybe two) of my closest friends. ;):infantry:
     
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  16. Oct 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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    Paranoia, what paranoia?? Wait I think I hear something. Sshhh!!
     
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