Posted 01-27-2005 at 08:14:45
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Here's something my daughter sent that may be of importance.
>Subject: Vin #'s and car thieves
>Message received and sent on to you
>Seems that car thieves have found yet another way to steal your car or
>without any effort at all. 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 a friend at 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
>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 r, insert the key and off
>goes to a local Chop Shop with your vehicle.
>You don't believe it? It IS that easy.
>To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some tape (electrical
>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
>be viewed through the windshield by a car thief.
>I urge you to forward this to your friends before some other car thief
>steals another car or truck.
>I slipped a 3 x 5 card over the VIN # "