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Ontario Provincial Police pulled over a driver who not only made up their own licence plate, but created their own validation sticker, too.

On July 27, just before 4:30 p.m., the OPP Highway Safety Division tweeted that officers with their Niagara detachment stopped the vehicle in Port Colborne.

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You might want to double-check if your Ontario licence plate has expired because Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding drivers that they could get ticketed.

OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt took to Twitter on July 14 to remind Ontario drivers to renew their licence plates, even though fees and stickers are a thing of the past.

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One woman in Ontario, who reportedly hasn't hit the road in the last decade, recently received a cheque in the mail from the provincial government with a licence plate sticker refund.

Per CTV News, Carolyn Johnston from Whitby got $110 back for renewal fees even though she stopped driving 10 years ago after she lost vision in one eye. The last time Johnston reportedly renewed her licence plate was back in August 2009.

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Ontario drivers who are hitting the roads without a renewed licence plate can get slapped with a fine for doing so.

"It is the law for vehicle owners to renew their licence plate every one or two years at no cost to confirm their automobile insurance is valid and pay any defaulted fees, fines or tolls. Expired licence plates will remain subject to enforcement action," Dakota Brasier, press secretary for Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney's office, shared with Narcity via email.

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So, Ontario licence plate stickers literally just stopped being a thing, and fraudsters are already trying to screw people out of their refunds. Sigh.

Peel Regional Police are warning residents of a new text scam that aims to get people's personal information by posing as Service Ontario.

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