The Pimping Game

How to play the "pimping" game: Print a fake license plate on glossy paper using license-plate-like fonts downloaded off the web. Tape this fake license plate over your real license plate. Then purposefully speed in an area where you'll get photographed by speed cameras. Whoever owns the license-plate-number you faked will then get mailed a ticket.

If you really want to get fancy, make sure the car you're driving is similar to the car you want to prank.

Police report that kids are increasingly using this technique to get tickets sent to parents, teachers, and other victims. Says one unnamed parent: "This game is very disturbing."

I don't know why it's called the "pimping" game.

Link: Daily Tech


Posted on Mon Dec 22, 2008

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Not 100% sure, but I'd put money on the name coming from the old TV show "Pimp My Ride" about cosmetic modifications to vehicles.
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, or  on  Mon Dec 22, 2008  at  10:02 PM
Has anyone yet released the inevitable porno tape named "Ride My Pimp?"
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Dec 23, 2008  at  01:44 AM
The origin of pimping in this purpose is from the use of the term in US prison systems as in to snitch on another person, for personal gain, in a usually fallacious manner. y'know not that I was ever in prison
Posted by James Simko  on  Wed Dec 24, 2008  at  08:33 PM
@Cranky Media Guy:"Ride+My+Pimp"+adult
Posted by Gutza  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  04:24 AM
Would be a nice use of false positives to undermine surveillance technology (reminds me of Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother"), if only they were doing it for that reason.
Posted by Marc  on  Sat Jan 17, 2009  at  06:45 PM
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