Q&A - Selling registration and VIN plate

Q&A ImageQuestion: Asking for a friend... Okay, not a friend, just something that popped up in a Buy & Sell group I manage. Seems sketchy to me, selling JUST the VIN plate, papers, and window frame, but before I boot the guy I just want to make sure.

Run Away!

Personally, I'd delete the post without further thought.

Can't Legally Buy an OEM VIN Plate

I cannot think of any legitimate reason to buy a VIN plate together with papers. You cannot legally affix it to a vehicle that it does not belong to and once removed, the vehicle it is removed from requires a B.C. Assigned VIN.

Criminal Code Assumes It's Stolen

There is an assumption in the Criminal Code about missing/damaged VIN plates and stolen property that can cause significant issues when you buy something unsuspectingly too.

Share This With CrimeStoppers

In fact, you may wish to go one further, provide the details of the post to police or CrimeStoppers for follow up.

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I guess I was more trying to decide whether to just ban the guy for illegal activities... but now the post is gone, so I'm assuming either someone bought it, or someone gave him crap for posting it and he removed it.

Thanks for the info!