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Old 03.03.2011, 13:28
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Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

Is it secure to send someone a copy of your car's registration license? Someone asked for it to check more info about the car, but I felt I shouldn't do that, so I suggested to answer any reasonable questions. Can the data be used for some illegal scam?

It felt like these spams, that ask for your bank account details and personal information
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Old 03.03.2011, 13:38
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

Wouldn't a photocopy / scanned copy suffice ?

What does this mean on a bill from Road Traffice Office?
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Old 03.03.2011, 13:47
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

It should remain and be permanently with the vehicle to which it applies.
If you get stopped by the plods and can't show it for your vehicle, you'll end up deep in it. Don't get conned.

Even the OCN are happy with a scanned copy, that I recently needed to get a day plate to pick up a trailer.
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

Yes, that is what was asked for. But you don't hand over your vehicle registration document to someone else without finalizing sale, right? "Possession of this is proof that you own the car"

So, it didn't feel right to give away even the scanned copy, in case the info might be used for something else.
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Old 03.03.2011, 14:43
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

When in doubt don't. May be ask them to meet you to show the registration etc.

A colleague/friend of mine was about to get scammed, the very next day he posted his car advert.
The interested buyer apparently claimed being from the French part and was on a holiday then. He asked for the account and other details so that he could close the deal immediately!
They exchanged few phone calls in the beginning!
The offering price of the car was not that cheap and the whole episode looked very fishy, the buyer being in “Nigeria” for holidays and blah blah.
So scams like this do exist! Just be cautious.
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Old 03.03.2011, 15:01
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

Oh, I got mails from two different people, who worked with UN in Cote d'Ivoire, and wanted to transfer money after speaking to the manager without even seeing the car. He asked for my personal data , of course
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

Did you advertise on Ricardo or Car4you? I had a scammer, said he was French and sent me a copy of his French ID .

Do NOT give him your car documents. He can change ownership easily.

Cover up the Swiss numberplate number and photocopy or scan it.
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Old 03.03.2011, 17:59
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Oh, I got mails from two different people, who worked with UN in Cote d'Ivoire, and wanted to transfer money after speaking to the manager without even seeing the car. He asked for my personal data , of course
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Frankly I would not even answer any enquiries from outside Switzerland.

Why would someone from Africa want a car from Switzerland when they are going to work in Germany??

If an offer sounds too good to be true it is...
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Re: Fahrzeugausweis - Vehicle registration document

I keep a photocopy and plod has never had an issue in the past with it.
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