My point is that if I advertise the VIN everywhere someone could possibly build a clone from my motor. If someone has the car or a car that has a VIN close to mine they can contact me and we can discuss it then.
On the other hand I understand if the complete VIN is out there it might help find the car. But for right now I just don't feel everyone needs to know the complete VIN.
There are quite a few people who know it including you. If someone has a car that is suspect of being a COPO, at least one of the people who has the VIN will hear about it.
I am probably analyzing this too much but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.