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3100 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jan 2022 at 8:35 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-14 8:38:43 AM  
It's like when I was a small child and I couldn't understand why I couldn't draw things quite as well as they were printed on my activity worksheet.
 
2022-01-14 8:40:29 AM  
You'd think the guy would have at least used a ruler and a dark enough marker to draw the lines. That might have worked if he was only worried it being noticed from passing cars.
 
2022-01-14 8:44:31 AM  
Amateurs

Texas temporary tag fraud

This is why I could never be a successful criminal.  I could never think up a scheme like this.

Oh yeah....the photo of "Freeman Auto Sales" in the article?  I'm pretty sure I've been to that repair shop to do programming.  It's pretty much a shiathole.
 
2022-01-14 8:47:48 AM  

SummerOf69: You'd think the guy would have at least used a ruler and a dark enough marker to draw the lines. That might have worked if he was only worried it being noticed from passing cars.


He probably got pulled over for speeding since he figured no one could notice his sticker was fake if he was always doing 80
 
2022-01-14 8:50:06 AM  
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2022-01-14 8:51:11 AM  
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2022-01-14 8:55:51 AM  
Now I wanna see his fake vaccination card for further lulz.
 
2022-01-14 9:12:38 AM  

SummerOf69: You'd think the guy would have at least used a ruler and a dark enough marker to draw the lines. That might have worked if he was only worried it being noticed from passing cars.


I did this with a neighborhood parking permit in highschool. I didn't have access to graphic design software and a color printer but I did use a ruler. I knew it would never hold up to close scrutiny, I just wanted it to look OK from ten feet away if a parking patrol rolled by. This guy, though, no effort at all.
 
2022-01-14 9:13:25 AM  
Vrrrroooooooooooommmmmm! F
 
2022-01-14 9:16:42 AM  
Good lord, I was producing more convincing fake IDs in high school.

/drivers licenses were a lot easier to forge in those days
 
2022-01-14 9:21:09 AM  

morg: SummerOf69: You'd think the guy would have at least used a ruler and a dark enough marker to draw the lines. That might have worked if he was only worried it being noticed from passing cars.

I did this with a neighborhood parking permit in highschool. I didn't have access to graphic design software and a color printer but I did use a ruler. I knew it would never hold up to close scrutiny, I just wanted it to look OK from ten feet away if a parking patrol rolled by. This guy, though, no effort at all.


Did it work?
 
2022-01-14 9:27:11 AM  
Gotta say, the emblem looks pretty good.
 
2022-01-14 9:30:33 AM  
To go along with this?
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2022-01-14 9:33:08 AM  
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2022-01-14 9:33:49 AM  
I had a friend do that years ago. If memory serves, it worked until he could get the car fixed enough to pass inspection. He was a better artist than the guy in TFA, but as others have said, it doesn't have to stand up to close inspection. It just has to be good enough that as you're driving by, it doesn't draw attention.
 
2022-01-14 9:36:34 AM  
He forgot to punch out the expiration month.
 
2022-01-14 9:52:29 AM  
As today will bring cold winds of 50 mph, it's good to remember.

In the cold Yankee part of the US, never get an inspection/license tag during the freezing winter months.  Applying the sticker/tag in the cold can result in frostbite.  Trying to fix a frozen piece of foil or paper to a frozen metal or glass object will occasionally meet with disaster.   It's the swearing scene that didn't make it into "A Christmas Story."
 
2022-01-14 10:13:42 AM  
I used to commit a lot of fraud related to motor vehicles.

Fake plate stickers, stolen plate stickers, etc...that was easy...

I once got pulled over for some offense and had no insurance...told the officer to just give me the ticket and I'd bring the proof to the court date.

I created a fake insurance card in Microsoft Word and it was accepted without question by the judge. I then started creating fake cards to keep in our vehicles, and even made some for friends. They looked legit.

I have grown up since then though - 20 years ago.
 
2022-01-14 10:31:13 AM  
You get an F
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2022-01-14 10:32:05 AM  

Fireproof: It's like when I was a small child and I couldn't understand why I couldn't draw things quite as well as they were printed on my activity worksheet.


What's really scary is the people who can look at both of those and say, "That's really good. It'll work." There are millions of them in this country.
 
2022-01-14 10:49:27 AM  
Get a scanner dude

I got free bus rides to and from my workplace for years making my own bus passes.

It was a company owned bus so the guilt was minimal
 
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2022-01-14 11:40:13 AM  
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2022-01-14 11:42:23 AM  
The guy spent time trying to get the filigree right on the seal but couldn't bother to use something to draw straight lines and keep the text from swerving up.  The idea is to make it look passable at 50 ft at 30 mph and this would be obvious at 50 yards.
 
2022-01-14 12:59:18 PM  

Fireproof: It's like when I was a small child and I couldn't understand why I couldn't draw things quite as well as they were printed on my activity worksheet.


I remember having dreams as a kid where I totally could do that - it was amazing.  Then I'd wake up, and of course now I could draw.  No, I couldn't.  I was still useless at it.  Pretty annoying really.  Was so easy and obvious in the dream
 
2022-01-14 1:17:04 PM  
Hell, just leave your old paper temp tags on.....nobody will know!

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Both tags expired in October and September in 2021. Both pictures taken one day apart at roughly the same intersection.
Driver in the second photo threatened to kick my ass for taking pictures after trying to block my car at the next light. First, I got a f*&K you! Then he told me to mind my own business.......
 
2022-01-14 1:22:17 PM  
I've worked as a CAD drafter for 30+ years, I can also run a parallel rule (or t-square) and triangles, so the linework & text would be easy.

We make sheetmetal ductwork and each straight length and fitting gets a label, and they're color coded for job/floor.

Used to work with a guy that would just grab the closest color label to match that years registration sticker. He just put it in the window blank (maybe he thought he wouldn't get a forgery charge if he got busted). I don't think he ever got caught though.
 
2022-01-14 4:55:14 PM  

I just lurk here: morg: SummerOf69: You'd think the guy would have at least used a ruler and a dark enough marker to draw the lines. That might have worked if he was only worried it being noticed from passing cars.

I did this with a neighborhood parking permit in highschool. I didn't have access to graphic design software and a color printer but I did use a ruler. I knew it would never hold up to close scrutiny, I just wanted it to look OK from ten feet away if a parking patrol rolled by. This guy, though, no effort at all.

Did it work?


I think I chickened out and didn't use it. I wasn't always the very tough, very intimidating guy that I am today.
 
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