Let's say Mr. LEO uses his fancy little spectre to pick up your V1. He comes up, asks for the RD, and you happily give it to him. You are only happy to give it to him because he isn't going to write down the correct serial number . I wonder if this would actually get a RD ticket dismissed. "Your honor, if you go to Valentine's website and enter this serial number, it says this radar detector doesn't exist! I am moving for the dismissal of my ticket, as this alleged radar detector fails to exist." Hahahaha.
Check it out...all done with a Dymo label maker. I put the same amount of digits in as the real serial number as well. It needs to be cut a little better, but you get the gist .