Autos Schemes involving cars and related accessories. 0 Some thieves steal license plates to facilitate gasoline thefts. Thousands of people scammed out of millions of dollars in “miracle cars” fraud. Gas purchaser fails to press “Clear” after refueling; additional charges subsequently appear on card.* Sticker thieves steal registration validation stickers from license plates. Jiffy Lube outlets charge customers for automotive maintenance work that was never done.