Beware of License Plate Lookup Scams...

(Last Updated On: December 20, 2017)

Other advertisers you’ll see on Google promise a Free License Plate Search. Sure the search is free, but the results are anything but free:

They provide instant results, however you could enter any (made up) license number and they will return a result. Don’t take our word on it, give it a try. Enter a made-up number and they will say they found a record. And that’s just part of the scam! Even if they do have a record for your plate, it will be old information. Think about it. To provide an instant result, the plate information must already be on their server. But wait a minute. The website states that their database was just updated. Well, guess what? The DMV doesn’t sell current license plate registration to databases. The DMV only sells the old, outdated data that’s of no use to them.

They provide instant results, however you could enter any (made up) license number and they will return a result. Use the links above and give it a try. Enter a made-up number and they will say they found a record. And that’s just part of the scam! Even if they do have a record for your plate, it will be old information. Think about it. To provide an instant result, the plate information must already be on their server. But wait a minute. The website states that their database was just updated. Well, guess what? The DMV doesn’t sell current license plate registration to databases. The DMV only sells the old, outdated data that’s of no use to them.

But wait, there’s more! They’re not in the license plate lookup business, they’re in the subscription software business. They want you to sign-up for a monthly commitment of $19+ each and every month. How many license plates do you need to research?

Docusearch is Different…

Because we are licensed private investigators, we have direct DMV access to 37 state DMV’s. No online database used here. Each is hand-searched, so it’s not instant. But we’re quick. In fact, we will return plate results from these states in less that an hour, (during our normal business hours):    

  • •Arizona     •California     •Colorado     •DC     •Florida     •Illinois     •Kentucky     •Louisiana 
  • •Maine  •Maryland     •Massachusetts     •Michigan     •Minnesota     •Mississippi     •Missouri  
  •    •Nebraska   •New York     •Ohio     •South Carolina     •Tennessee     •Texas     •Wisconsin

The cost for a license plate lookup for the above states is only $39. But remember, with Docusearch, there is no subscription to buy or monthly commitment.  You only pay for the search you need. As long as you’ve got the right people doing the work, you’ll rest easy knowing that you’re getting accurate information that you can actually use.  To get started, simply select a state to search and we’ll give you the service you deserve.

For more information, watch this short video. It may save you some money: