Apparently online license plate lookup services exist for quite some time and are gaining real traction lately. License plate lookup service providers such as SnappyLookup are popping up every day and the trend is just getting stronger.
What once was considered taboo, is today as normal as ordering pizza. Trying to find out who owns this or that vehicle? No problem – just pay a small fee and instantly get your report, which includes the driver’s DMV records, criminal records and much much more.
These online services posses a copy of a big database (or a few, combined), usually a bit outdated, even with some pieces totally missing. License plate lookup, criminal background lookup and any kind of “lookup” services you could ever wish for are accessible today thanks to the internet without the need to pay huge to private investigators or wait for days until the information is available.
Where is the information coming from? After all, officially this information is protected by law and should not be wide open like that. The real answer to that question is yet to be known.
A source at SnappyLookup, which specializes in online license plate lookkup, claims that the word says this information is intentionally being leaked by the government itself for unknown reasons, and it might be officially legalized some time in the future through proper regulation.