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Old 03-01-2008, 04:10 AM   #1
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Theft Prevention

Hi everyone,
Not sure if this is valid for us, but my boss passed this along to me the other day...

VIN NUMBER - WARNING

Here is INFO worth the price of
your car....
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

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Old 03-01-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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It appears that there is some truth to this but here is some additional information:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/vin.asp
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:48 AM   #3
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this info has been around for quite some time....

i don't think pros use this method....and i doubt a porsche dealer will just cut a key
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:16 AM   #4
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I lost keys in a house burglary and I my local Porsche dealer required a registration and identification before they would order the blanks that would just open my doors. Then I had it towed to the dealership so they could program the blanks to start the car.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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"I lost keys in a house burglary and I my local Porsche dealer required a registration and identification before they would order the blanks that would just open my doors. Then I had it towed to the dealership so they could program the blanks to start the car."

Posted by Ofishbein.

So, the keys fall outta your pocket as you were climbin' in the window or what?? I hate it when that happens!
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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It might not have been the best thing to post this How-to here on the net. It may have been better to simply say cover your VIN for security reasons.

Don't want to start giving people bad ideas do we?
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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Re:

This "how to" is already all over the net.
Just wanted to pass on the information to fellow Box owners.
Your milage may vary.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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Well, now, it's already all over the net +1 isn't it?

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