Benzina number anti-theft plate holder plate scam

Riders warned on number plate scam

Police confirm that a number plate scam has landed some motorists with fines for speeding offences they did commit and unpaid toll notices they did not accrue. They believe the offenders are using vehicle sales websites to find a vehicle matching the model of their owned or stolen vehicle. Offenders then create a duplicate number …

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Lemon Motorbike scams check

Commonly used motorcycle scams

Much like the used car market, the second-hand motorcycle market is rife with scams. Many sellers attempt to shift bikes which are unsafe to drive, have a hidden history and could even be stolen, or they will attempt to steal your money from you before disappearing for good. The used vehicle market can be a …

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Stolen Ducati Panigale

How to avoid online bike selling scam

The example of a Melbourne rider having his 2015 Ducati 899 Panigale stolen in a crafty scam is a timely warning about selling privately, especially online. In the case of Melbourne rider Steve Williams who advertised his bike online with Gumtree, the prospective rider arrived in a car and asked for a test ride. He said he …

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Cuba Mrs MBW

Cuba scams its way into our hearts

Motorbike Writer and I got ripped off big time in Cuba, but despite the many scams Cuba is one of the most interesting places we’ve visited and we hope to one day come back and see how much it has changed. We tried to hire a motorcycle or join a motorcycle tour, but ran into major problems …

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