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Posted over 4 years ago

 

THIS DID NOT HAPPEN TO ME, BUT I THOUGHT THAT IT COULD BE SOME GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG


 


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.


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Thanks hbg522 , for this very  useful  information ....I will be locking my car manually from here on in.

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Here is snopes take on it,


 


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


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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Thanks jakesdad I will check it out , Being a woman there is so much to look out for in parking lots , Park under lights , Don't park between two vans or trucks or SUV for that matter .....now car locks are being added to my list ...............

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interesting

Cruise_2014_max50

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Very interesting, especially SNOPES take on it...


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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Oh yea, they've had a counter to that out for awhile now.  Heres the link on youtube.


 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj540TmgH2c&feature=PlayList&p=D57189D93E72F43C&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2


Thanks for the info update, I use rentals allot. I'll be very careful about the keypad use in the future.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Thanks hbg for posting this.  This happened to my parents a few months ago.  They had parked either at Home Depot or Lowes.  My parents have one of those remote keyless locks.  They used to lock their truck and SUV with the remote keyless device.  When they came back to their vehicle, they noticed that their checkbook was stolen, but the vehicle has no signs of being broken into.  They reported the breakin to the police and the police told them about this new way of robbers being able to steal things from your car without having to physically break into them.  Scary stuff!  For now on, they never use their keyless device to lock their vehicles when they are leaving them, only using the key to lock.  But when they come back, they'll use their device. 


After my parents told me their story, I never use my keyless device to lock my Ford F150 when I'm going into any store.


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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Thanks for the heads up! I am telling everyoneI know.

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jakesdad says ...


Here is snopes take on it,


 


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


Bump. Read this before you go too crazy. Just something to keep in mind.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Sure glad I don't have keyless entry!  Makes me wonder if simmilar things couldnt happen with GM's OnStar system.  Couldnt someone get your cell phone and somehow your access code and get in that way?? YIKES!!

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Whoops!! should of read the Snopes article.  Still wary of my OnStar system though...