[StBernard] HOW TO LOCK YOUR CAR AND WHY- useful information I received...

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Thu Nov 17 21:47:01 EST 2011

I'm sorry to say this, but anyone who is too lazy to press a little lock
button before they exit their car is almost begging for trouble.

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How to Lock Your Car and Why

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 t o 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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