car theft

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fedupdon, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. fedupdon

    fedupdon New Member

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    Received this from a friend and decided to pass it on.

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    WHAT WILL the car thieves THINK OF NEXT?

    The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car or vehicle,

    write down the VIN # from the label on the dash, go to the local car

    dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN #.

    I didn't believe this e-mail, so I called Chrysler-Dodge and pretended I

    had lost my keys. They told me to just bring in the VIN #, and they

    would cut me one on the spot, and I could order the keyless device if I

    wanted.

    The Car Dealer's Parts Department will make a duplicate key from the VIN

    #, and collect payment from the thief who will return to your car.

    He doesn't have to break in, do any damage to the vehicle, or draw

    attention to himself. All he has to do is walk up to your car, insert

    the key and off he goes to a local chop shop with your vehicle.

    You don't believe it?

    It IS that EASY.

    To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some dark tape

    (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Number Metal

    Label located on the dashboard.

    By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you CAN cover it so it can't be

    viewed through the windshield by a car thief.

    I urge you to forward this to your friends before some other car thief

    steals another car or truck.

    I slipped a 3x5 card over my VIN NUMBER. PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO ALL

    YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW!!!!!
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 New Member

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    Makes me glad I drive crummy used vehicles that nobody would bother to steal.
  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Index card on the dash might not be a bad idea. I think I might do that.
    Thanks for the heads up. ;)


    Art
  4. carver

    carver Moderator

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    If only that were so! I had a 1969 Ford Torino Station Wagon that got stole from me back in 1980. It wasn't worth anything to anyone but me. It was the only car I had. Due to lack of full coverage insurance, the cops wouldn't even look for it. A loss to no one but me.
  5. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

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    Wow, so say this guy just bought a new $200000 Lambo, someone could just get the Vin and take it?
  6. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

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    Somehow, I doubt it would be that easy. What about proof of ownership?
  7. ARB

    ARB New Member

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    I, to would hope this would be needed.
  8. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    a couple of caps 'casually' placed over the ## area works well.
  9. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    They wouldn't even look for it? What part of Texas do you live in that has such lazy poor excuses for cops?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  10. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Yeah there are safeguards in place so that people can't just go and have a key cut on the spot. You have to show proof of ownership.
  11. dld

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    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/vin.asp

    In one scheme, Davis was able to create authentic looking titles for cars he would steal, said Weaber.

    According to police, Davis would go to used car lots and copy down the vehicle identification number of cars he wanted to steal. He would put the stolen VIN numbers on the titles he created and then take them to the dealership, Weaber said.

    "He would go to the dealer and tell them that he lost the key to his car," said Weaber. "Because he had proof of ownership they would make the key for him and he would just drive the car off the lot."
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