Lock it up right.....

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Caron's Gateway Real Estate NH #054318

A new, and very successful,  scheme being used to gain entry into cars. 
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 as you are outside the car.

The dirtbags sit a distance away and wait for their next victim. 
They know that the driver will be going inside of the store, restaurant,   or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. 
The police  say 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 waiting
for a 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

Comments (7)

Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Good Morning Diane, interesting concept, thank you for sharing it.

Nov 04, 2010 02:35 AM
Curt Baumgarth
Mesa, AZ
inactive

Dang.... Those bad guys can come up with so much stuff!  Its too bad they dont use the time and energy for good...

Nov 04, 2010 02:53 AM
Liz Gimelson
Realty Mark Associates - Chalfont, PA
Bucks County Realtor-PA & NJ Notary

Great information!

Nov 04, 2010 02:58 AM
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

Curt is right...If these people took that energy and did something good with it the world would be a better place!

 

Nov 05, 2010 01:33 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Diane...Funny a girl from the safety of the north country , would post this security alert - good stuff thanks for the heads up.

Nov 06, 2010 01:35 PM
Bruce McCallum
DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC 800-668-2272 - Victoria, BC
Homes In Victoria BC

Thanks for sharing this tip. Would it matter how close or far away from your car you are when using the remote to lock it?

 

Nov 07, 2010 05:24 AM
Nicholas Caron
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Derry, NH

Steve,

It is true but in the north country we do not have as many automatic locks.

Nov 12, 2010 01:05 AM