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Steps To Verify If Your Car Plate Number Is Original Or Fake



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Some of the number plates you see on some cars are fake and not original. Some are unlucky to register their cars in the wrong hands. This is very common with the Lagos and Abuja plate numbers.

Research has revealed a shocking revelation that at least 4 out of every 10 cars you see on the road with Lagos and Abuja plate numbers are fake.

We are here to make sure you are using the authentic plate number. In order to determine the authenticity of your plate number, you have to follow these few steps below. It is very simple and won’t take time to do. All you need is a smart phone and access to the internet.

  1. In your browser, go to
  2. Enter your plate number in the provided space (with no hyphen in between)
  3. Click on the “verify” button.

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After clicking on “verify”, the information about your car will appear. For security reasons, only the name of your car will be displayed on the webpage.  In other words, FRSC do not want the general public to see the full details of the registration, you will only see the name of your car and the date of registration. (see the image below)



Carry out this verification first before proceeding to the police for tinted permit to ensure you’re good to go.  If the police finds out first, it might be a different ball game.

Also, note that this verification is only applicable to the number plates with this formats ABC123AB (New plate number) not AB123 ABC (old plate number).

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Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.


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