Scam Alert: Always Know Your License Plate Number

January 31, 2018

A police department in Indiana is warning drivers that they always need to know their license plate number. While it’s typically just a good idea to know it, it could actually save your life.

Recently in Indiana, a woman was driving when two men pulled up in a car next to her. They were holding a license plate and gesturing at it as if it had fallen off her car.

Luckily, she knew her license plate number and knew that it wasn’t hers, so she kept driving. If she had not known her license number and pulled over, she could’ve been in extreme danger.

Fortunately, she recognized that it wasn’t hers. Instead of being in danger, she continued to her destination and ensured that the men did not follow her.

Fishers Police Department in Indiana urged people to call 9-1-1 if they are ever approached like this. If you are able to remember any details about what is happening, it could help protect others.

If the license plate number is yours, only pull over in well-lit public areas. A gas station or shopping area will keep you much safer.

If you are unsure how to respond, always call 9-1-1. The operator can help you figure out the best course of action. Recently a woman called 9-1-1 after an “undercover cop” tried to pull her over. The operator informed her that there were no officers in the area and that it was an imposter.

Another way to protect yourself against a dangerous scam like this by always checking your car before you start driving. Check to make sure your tires aren’t flat, that your plates are firmly attached, and that there are no objects around your car. This can help protect you from having to pull over while driving.

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