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Old 10-24-2003, 09:14 PM
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Car Theifs!


just saw on the news (didnt know this) people can steal your car with your VIN number.



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Old 10-24-2003, 09:16 PM
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dateline nbc friday, very scary stuff.

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:17 PM
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Yup just saw it on and had to post it. Cover up your VIN numbers to protect yourself. If they get it they can get a copy of your key and steal your car.

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:31 PM
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interesting

so they jot it down and somehow have a way of having a key created?

that's some crazy stuff!

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:43 PM
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Old 10-24-2003, 09:50 PM
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Thats why you buy a lowjack.. recovered within 24 hours gauranteed or your $ back

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:13 PM
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And don't ASK for your car to be stolen...

what I mean is you have a $1000 car with $2000 worth of audio equipment
and $2000 rims on it

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:14 PM
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okay this is what happends...

1. You get a VIN number
2. Go to a locksmith or a car dealership and get the key made
3. Steal the car

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:23 PM
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If they want it there gonna take it no matter what. I always recommend getting OnStar i like the feeling of being able to have my truck tracked within minutes if its stolen.

Sometimes if they want to steal your car all they need is one of those EZ Lift wrecker trucks,thats why its always smart to turn your wheels. They showed once on Discovery channel how they repo-ed a car in under 3 min's just by backing up and lifting it and driving off.

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:26 PM
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If they want it there gonna take it no matter what. I always recommend getting OnStar i like the feeling of being able to have my truck tracked within minutes if its stolen.

Sometimes if they want to steal your car all they need is one of those EZ Lift wrecker trucks,thats why its always smart to turn your wheels. They showed once on Discovery channel how they repo-ed a car in under 3 min's just by backing up and lifting it and driving off.

See it on discovery ? Sheyitt man, Just park in vancouver and dont pay the meter ! , see it everyday here. (car getting lifted up) there pretty savage

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:27 PM
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I like OnStar also.

Some tips on saving your car....

1. Get a car like mine (a piece of Sh*t)

Even if you leave it unlock no one wants it.... One time I forgot my keys where in the car (in plain site) and I went in a store came out still there.

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:31 PM
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Old 10-24-2003, 10:34 PM
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See it on discovery ? Sheyitt man, Just park in vancouver and dont pay the meter ! , see it everyday here. (car getting lifted up) there pretty savage
That's busters for you

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Old 10-25-2003, 05:45 AM
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Sometimes if they want to steal your car all they need is one of those EZ Lift wrecker trucks,thats why its always smart to turn your wheels. They showed once on Discovery channel how they repo-ed a car in under 3 min's just by backing up and lifting it and driving off.
I have seen a car been towed, the front wheel screeching all the way home . .

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Old 10-25-2003, 11:31 PM
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A couple of months ago, my friend that live next to me lost her keys and couldn't find them. So she went to the local Chrysler/Jeep dealer and had her keys made for her. All they asked her was the VIN number, and *poof* the keys were made. They were prepared to show them the title and everything... but they never asked - didn't even ask for a driver's license.

Really bad when a dealership is that stupid not to ask for a title or something like that.

That's why, you take something like a business card size piece of paper, and put it over your VIN plate... Totally legal... saves you from having someone write down your VIN and go to the local dealership to get a key made.

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