Registration Plate Cloning

Plate Cloning is a practice where criminals may find a similar make/model of a vehicle they have, and create a fake copy of the registration plates. This means the criminals may then use the vehicle with the fake registration plates to engage in illegal activities such as speeding. The legitimate owner of the registration plate will then receive infringement notices when they were not driving.

carsales recommends that private sellers provide their vehicle VIN number on your advertisement and not registration details. This still allows potential buyers to perform history and finance checks on the vehicle. Private sellers can also upload photos that do not show their registration plates.


If you believe you may be a victim of plate cloning, we urge you to report this matter to police.

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