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Thread: HOW TO LOCK YOUR CAR DOOR AND WHY

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    Subject: How to Lock Your Car and Why

    FYI
    How to Lock Your Car and Why Not a Joke!

    I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked 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 key-chain locking device.

    They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now 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 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.

    Snopes Approved --Please share with everyone you know

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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    thanks for the heads up

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    Great advice!

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    Frightening. Thanks for the warning. Too bad these lowlifes don't use technology for something good instead of stealing.
    I wonder if they can cruise past houses as people open or close their garage door with the openers and get that code too?

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    Junior Member Sue Fors's Avatar
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    I have heard of this before. Thanks for the riminder.
    Also, if you ever lock your keys in the car and you have a remote control at home; you're in luck. Just call home on your cell phone and have your spouse hit the unlock on the remote, and your car will unlock. I have tried it and it works!

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    Thanks so much for the info. I have sent it to everyone on my list.

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    Once again, Snopes.com has a different take - interesting read

    http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/lockcode.asp

    apparently not as easy to do as it used to be, technology has advanced and your car is much safer now.

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    Nothing is scared anymore. I am not surprised by this at all. I so appreciate the heads up,
    JulieM

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    Thanks for the warning!

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    Thanks for the warning!

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