Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Car Theft

My husband just sent me the following email, which I just cut and pasted. Like any forward, proceed with caution....

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 truck, 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.

To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some tape (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Metal Label located on the dash board. By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you CAN cover it so it can't beviewed through the windshield by a car thief. I urge you to forward thisto your friends before some other car thief steals another car or truck. I slipped a 3 x 5 card over the VIN NUMBER.

I was actually excited by this news. I think I am going to spray paint my VIN number across the side of my car and await the opportunity to get a new one.

Oh, and if you catch sight of my ride....it was a shark attack.

1 comment:

Julie Weaver said...

Our VIN# isn't up there, I don't think anyone's is...it's in the door jam, usually.