Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th April 2012, 06:00   #16
BHPian
 
kadanaJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 337
Thanked: 98 Times
Default Re: Number Plate copied

It seems to be some sort of scam to trick and/or extort money out of you.

It is unlikely (though possible) that there really is an Eeco driving around with your plates duping people. It seems more probable these so called 'victims' have some plan up their sleeves.

They should not have been able to get your address from the RTO with just the number plate, and why approach you or your neighbour. Why not go straight to the police?
kadanaJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 09:52   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 589
Thanked: 81 Times
Default Re: Number Plate copied

Thanks for your guidance. I intend to make a police complaint about this immediately when I am back in Pune. I will also talk to a lawyer on this.
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 16:08   #18
lsp
BHPian
 
lsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 378
Thanked: 178 Times
Default Re: Number Plate copied

I find it odd that both the victims met your neighbor. Why did they not go to police if they were cheated by this guy? Better contact the police to be on the safer side. Who knows, a third person may come and claim it was an i10 which was involved.
lsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 16:35   #19
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 44,112
Thanked: 64,963 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

After you file the police complaint, please also let the RTO know via a "Regd. A.D." post.
GTO is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 20:30   #20
BHPian
 
shreeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 271
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

My 2 cents:
As some people have pointed out, unless you are sure that there is someone using your number plate, you have no position to make a police complaint. Ideally the persons who have allegedly been duped should make the complaint.

What you shoud do is go to a good lawyer and find out what you should do to protect yourself if:

1. The alleged victims are genuine
2. The alleged victims are trying to perpetrate a scam

Please do keep us posted on this.
shreeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 20:45   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
srishiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,327
Thanked: 558 Times
Infractions: 0/2 (9)
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

I was already worried with SMS services where you get some details about the cars. In a country like ours where its easy to get lost after doing something these are dangerous.

You should file a case against the authorities for letting someone come to your address. It should have been the concerned authorities who should have done that.
srishiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 20:54   #22
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 29
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

I heard a similar story from my cab driver, He got traffic violation fine receipts from places where had never been at that point of the day. He caught the vehicle bearing his number in the railway station. He informed the police and they were able to catch the person who reportedly had stolen 7 cars and was using different cab registration numbers.
cannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th April 2012, 23:41   #23
BHPian
 
Sowmya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 495
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

Nothing new though. Recently I had been to Traffic Control System Bangalore. They showed us few example like this. That's why now the cops note down the color and the model of the vehicle while raising any violation. They say it may be also a vehicle where they change reg no V to Y or vice versa to escape from Bank agent.

However suggest to put a immediate complaint with police to avoid unnecessary harassment.
Sowmya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 09:31   #24
BHPian
 
Altocumulus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BLR / KOL
Posts: 398
Thanked: 305 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

The sms service doesn't work anymore. It just gives the registration and road tax validity. However the Vahan website gives the entire details even how much you paid for buying the car, provided you have the last 5 digits of the chasis number as well.

Getting details from the RTO is not an issue if you know someone there. Also if you go and tell them that you are buying the car and want to check the ownership and pending cases, they will readily give it to you. This is a practice encouraged by the authorities so that one doesn't end up buying a stolen car.

As people mentioned, first you need to be sure how genuine these victims are. However make sure you get a GD done immediately. I would suggest you send someone from your house or a friend immediately before anything else happens and not wait till you return.
Altocumulus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 09:39   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
pjbiju's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Karamattom, Aluva, Kotagiri, Yercaud, Hospet, Indore, Nashik, Pune (now)
Posts: 1,156
Thanked: 420 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

I once had police calling me up to enquire about my bike. Apparently they had arrested a person with a stolen bike. They traced the owner from RTO and reached me because the stolen bike had the same registration number as my bike. I confirmed the details of my bike and said that it was still with me. The police told me that they would contact me if needed. But they never did.

I do not think you need to do anything, other than as GTO mentioned, informing the RTO and the traffic police department about what has happened including the contact numbers of the people who have been duped (if you have the contact details).
pjbiju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 09:48   #26
BHPian
 
james's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mangalore
Posts: 526
Thanked: 420 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

Just for the record, anyone can walk into any RTO office, give the guy at the payment coutner 10 bucks(fee) along with the reg # and ask for a B-Extract.
The B-extract is a printout which gives all the vehicle details like owners name, address, engine and chassis #, hypothication details etc etc etc.

My advice would be to speak to your local cop and see what he says. If the guys cheated get back to you, get their details, take them along to the station and lodge an FIR. Sort this out now before things go out of hand!
james is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 11:19   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 131
Thanked: 57 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

Quote:
Originally Posted by drsnt View Post
On the side note this seems to be a organised racket to dupe you into getting out some money. Why would a person never approach police and try to find vehicle himself when he has registration number with himself??? I seriously doubt the credibility of the victims.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsp View Post
I find it odd that both the victims met your neighbor. Why did they not go to police if they were cheated by this guy? Better contact the police to be on the safer side. Who knows, a third person may come and claim it was an i10 which was involved.
I also second these opinions. I really doubt the credibility of these so called victims as their acts are doubtful. Their only intention would be to extort some money. So as others suggested, even I would urge you to contact your lawyer. I had met with an accident and the issue was solved mutually on the spot. Many of my friends advised me to lodge an FIR for record purposes, but I thought otherwise and I had to pay the price for it. Couple of months later they turned at my residence with a lot of people and their sole intention was to extort some money. Luckily I was at office at that time and I got my colleagues to my help and lodged an FIR then and there and got the issue resolved (even then I was forced to pay Rs.5000).
Jakku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 11:54   #28
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 589
Thanked: 81 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

Hi All. Thanks for your valuable solutions. Both victims have given me their contact numbers and have informed me that they are ready to come to the police station (they too are filing FIR's independently). Looks like the victims are genuine. I will be meeting them this weekend. Shall keep you guys posted.
Palio_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 12:09   #29
BHPian
 
mmxylorider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 649
Thanked: 170 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

There is some logic in the way the registration numbers are provided. A knowledgable traffic cop can spot few things quite easily.
1. A car running on 2 wheeler plates and vice versa.
2. Older series number on a newer looking vehicle
3. cabs running on pvt plates and vice versa.

Catching someone using your plates is difficult and there is no way to find out unless the impersator gets into some incident.

I recently saw an i10 with MH12HH series number (which to my knowledge is a 2wheeler series). The numbers was a fancy one so it is quite possible it was done legitimately.

A cousin was telling me, in MP, the practice of using numbers of impounded vehicles gathering dust is quite rampant on out of state vehicles. They just ensure the make/model matches.
mmxylorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2012, 12:24   #30
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sydney
Posts: 217
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Registration Number fraud! Someone else using my number plate

As far filing a report with the police is concerned, it need not be an FIR. I believe there is a provision wherein you can register a non-FIR complaint stating the reason and what you fear might happen in the future. This is treated as a genuine complaint but not as an FIR. You can explore this. I am not aware of the legal jargon for this kind of a complaint.

How it will help is that in case someone lodges a complaint against your car number, you can always have the authorities refer to your note.

In case someone can confirm this procedure, it will be great. I am only suggesting this from what I heard from a few friends.
travelwriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bullet lovers rejoice - Someone else built a enfield v-twin prabhuav Motorbikes 40 15th February 2016 18:58
Regent Auto (Chevrolet dealer) gave my allocated car to someone else! np23 Indian Car Dealerships 8 8th December 2011 13:58
Silliest Things You've Done With Your (or someone else's) Car 1Maverick Shifting gears 28 4th May 2011 11:14
Rammed for someone else's fault - What can I do ? SuperSelect Street Experiences 38 10th January 2010 15:39


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks