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Topic # 64818 23-Jul-2010 13:28

Hey!

A few years ago it was in the papers and fair go. Is it still possible to rock on up to the Post shop and get someone's address from their car rego?

 

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  Reply # 355337 23-Jul-2010 13:39
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Yes $2.95

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  Reply # 355343 23-Jul-2010 13:45
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The interesting part is that it's probably legal for them to give someone's address based on the car registration - to anyone who pays that ridiculous fee, but it's probably illegal for them to let the car owner know someone got the address, thanks to privacy laws...





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  Reply # 355344 23-Jul-2010 13:48
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According to the NZTA website, the law is changing in November.



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  Reply # 355349 23-Jul-2010 13:54

Interesting, I wonder if NZ has any other privacy issues...

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  Reply # 355353 23-Jul-2010 14:06
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Hi SteveON, have a look at www.carjam.co.nz/
Quite interesting.

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  Reply # 355361 23-Jul-2010 14:22
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You can revoke access at the nzta transaction centre.

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/transact/

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  Reply # 355375 23-Jul-2010 14:44
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SteveON: Hey!

A few years ago it was in the papers and fair go. Is it still possible to rock on up to the Post shop and get someone's address from their car rego?



the fairgo story was about how easy it is to take ownership of someone elses car. all you need is the following:


  • their New Zealand driver licence

  • the plate number of the vehicle you want to own

  • https://transact.nzta.govt.nz/transactions/ChangeOwnershipSeller/entry.aspx

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      Reply # 355422 23-Jul-2010 15:55
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    I think you just walk in, fill in the new owner form, fill in the reg number, pay your money and it goes through there and then.

    Requires the seller to fill in a form and mail back separately but I'm not sure if it becomes final prior to this or as soon as you pay the money.

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      Reply # 355424 23-Jul-2010 16:02
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    Jaxson: I think you just walk in, fill in the new owner form, fill in the reg number, pay your money and it goes through there and then.

    Requires the seller to fill in a form and mail back separately but I'm not sure if it becomes final prior to this or as soon as you pay the money.


    Definately able to - I had to do it when my car was sideswiped while parked. Someone saw the it happen and left a note with their rego. I got their details from carjam and passed it on to insurance, they sent an investigator round to confirm it was matching damage.

    When yo ugo thru NZ post you have to sign a form stating why you are wanting the ownership details and show ID - you can't just ask for details anonomously.

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      Reply # 355428 23-Jul-2010 16:06
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    Or get friendly with someone who has motochek access, and they can tell you the full details on any rego.

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      Reply # 355461 23-Jul-2010 16:50
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    rscole86: You can revoke access at the nzta transaction centre.

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/transact/

    As I mentioned above, this doesn't taek effect until November.

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      Reply # 355470 23-Jul-2010 17:20
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    mattk:
    Jaxson: I think you just walk in, fill in the new owner form, fill in the reg number, pay your money and it goes through there and then.

    Requires the seller to fill in a form and mail back separately but I'm not sure if it becomes final prior to this or as soon as you pay the money.


    Definately able to - I had to do it when my car was sideswiped while parked. Someone saw the it happen and left a note with their rego. I got their details from carjam and passed it on to insurance, they sent an investigator round to confirm it was matching damage.

    When yo ugo thru NZ post you have to sign a form stating why you are wanting the ownership details and show ID - you can't just ask for details anonomously.


    Cool 

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      Reply # 355472 23-Jul-2010 17:26
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    Gosh this law cannot come into place fast enough. Bring on November!

    The last thing you want is to peeve someone off on the roads (by accident) and later find this agitated driver on your doorsteps!    

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      Reply # 355483 23-Jul-2010 18:06
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    I used it once upon a time to get the details of someone who did a hit and run on a motorbike of mine which was parked ..... they were most surprised to get a visitor on the doorstep demanding money Smile

    The one that really gets me is the electoral role ... required by law to put your details down, then the information is available for alll to view.

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      Reply # 355489 23-Jul-2010 18:15
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    We use the post office method and motocheck regularly at work to track down offenders. We can't legally act on the information we receive but it does help us to link various offences together as well as provide detailed paperwork for the police. Its going to be a big inconvience for us come November!

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