Warning - New License Plate Scam
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From: Lowell J Mix [ljmix@juno.com]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 8:01 AM
To: NatCmdr@legion.org;
Subject: Warning, New License Plate Scam

Hi All Y'all,

Note: Important forwarded message attached.  Be observant
to a new theft problem that could cause you serious legal
problems. 
 
This is true: http://www.snopes.com/autos/theft/gastheft.asp

A woman said her son found his license plate missing so he called the police to file a report.  They told him people were stealing the plates to get free gas.  Given the rise in gas prices, people have taken to stealing license plates, putting them on their car, then getting gas and running. The gas station will have "your" license plate # and you could be in trouble for "pump and run."  Check your car periodically to be sure you still have a plate.  If you should find it missing, file a report immediately!!!

Keep an eye on your license plate!  Make sure you always know it's there!  Mine was stolen this weekend and I have no idea when!  The lady at the revenue office said that they have replaced several license plates since gas prices have been so high.  People are stealing them, putting them on their vehicles to go buy gas and driving off without paying!

When the license plate is reported as the "drive off vehicle", it's YOU they contact!  Be aware!!!!  Be aware of your license plates, most of us never look to see if they're there, especially the rear one with the tags on it for the current year.

Lowell J.