I received this from a reliable source on Sunday and it makes sense to me so decided to pass it along for what it’s worth.
“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 vehicle, write down the 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 a new one on the spot, and I could order the keyless device if I wanted.
The car dealer’s part 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.
You don’t believe it? It IS that EASY.
To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some dark tape (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Number Metal Label located on the dashboard. By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you CAN cover it up so it can’t be viewed through the windshield by a thief.
I urge you to forward this to your friends before some other car thief steals another car or truck. I slipped a 3×5 card over my VIN Number. ”
I never checked this out, but as I said, it makes sense to me.
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