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Offline Flyin6

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New Car Thief Tactic
« on: August 21, 2015, 07:03:46 PM »


How to Lock Your Car and Why         

I locked my car using the remote fob.  As I walked away I heard my car door unlock.  I went back and used the fob to lock my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!!  Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation .  I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away.  I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars.  Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening....     
While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom.  When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase.....you name it.  He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your remote fob locking device..

They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They see you go inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom so they have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.     

When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the remote door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.             
This is very real.         

Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on.  Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code...and whatever was in our car.
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Re: New Car Thief Tactic
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 07:12:54 PM »
Good thing you didn't fall victim, I can't stand thieves. I guess it's a good thing I have manual locks.
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Re: New Car Thief Tactic
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 07:25:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing this Don- will pass along to everyone I know!

Now, I honestly thought you were gonna tell us you got in some hand-to-hand dust up and sidelined some oxygen thieves (a@$ clowns, butt monkeys, coffin filler, worm food) or had a balistics report to file.
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Re: New Car Thief Tactic
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 07:55:43 PM »
I think this was possible with the early systems but think (and I could be wrong) that today's systems use a version of a random code generator which makes this much more difficult. Nothing would surprise me from a technical perspective but I'm ultimately more worried about a smash and grab so always hide valuables.

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Re: New Car Thief Tactic
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 10:33:12 PM »
Guys, wasn't me

Sorry if you thought so...I just copied and pasted a note I got from an Armee buddy, a Colonel who has his stuff wired tight!
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