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Fraudster James Fyfe jailed for selling number plates he did not own
James Fyfe led a lifestyle of luxury based on lies and false claims.
He duped unsuspecting buyers into parting with £1000's for prestige personalised number plates and supercars that he did not own. And he used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, renting supercars and wearing designer clothes.
He presented himself as a car salesman, and advertised Porsches and Ferraris under company name Prestige Lifestyle Supercars. How? Using social media channels and other websites. In reality, he didn't own these. But conned buyers into transferring deposits direct to his bank accounts. In total, he was found guilty for frauds adding up to £231,000.
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How to put your private number plate on retention. Step by step guide. What forms do I need? How much does it cost? How long does it take?
What fees do DVLA charge for number plate services?
Transfers of personalised number plates are processed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). There are fees for these services as the DVLA must update their database and issue replacement V5C Registration Documents.
Personalised number plate removal in the UK is pretty straightforward. There are a few basic rules. But if the vehicle qualifies it's really simple.
What to check before removal
Whatever your vehicle, it must be of a type that needs an MoT or HGV test certificate.
Under the current rules the car should have:
Can I transfer a personalised number plate to and from a motorbike (or moped)? Are the rules different for motorcycles than cars? How long does it take?
My car documents have got the registration number on them. What happens when I buy a personalised number plate? Do I get replacements? How does it work?
Why is there a DVLA number plate fee that's added when I buy a private number plate? What is it for? Do I have to pay it upfront, or can I pay it later?
Can I put any number plate on my car?
I want a personalised number plate. Can I put any registration number on my car? What difference does it make how old my car is? Can I make one up and request it?