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    Be Aware, thieves find new way to break into cars

    This is something I found on the internet recently, perhaps this should have been posted in the off topic section but this section would have given this post more exposure and I think its important we inform as many members as we can to this.


    How to lock your car safely:

    While traveling a man stopped at a roadside park. He came out
    to his car less than 5 minutes later and found someone had gotten into his car, and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigation unit,
    briefcase, everything. He called the police and they said there were no
    signs of his car being broken into. How did this happen?


    There is a device out now that thieves are using that can clone the security code of your car's key-chain lock device. When you use the door lock on your key-chain it sends the code through the airwaves that can be read by another device (not just your car) and stolen. Thieves will sit a distance away from your car, watch for you to use your key-chain lock and steal your code. They know you are going inside of a store, restaurant, or bathroom and have a few minutes to steal and run.

    How do you prevent this? Be sure to manually lock your car door by hitting the lock button inside the car, when you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting it does not send out the security code.

    Be aware of this and please pass this information on to as many people as you can.


    Keep safe everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    This is something I found on the internet recently, perhaps this should have been posted in the off topic section but this section would have given this post more exposure and I think its important we inform as many members as we can to this.


    How to lock your car safely:

    While traveling a man stopped at a roadside park. He came out
    to his car less than 5 minutes later and found someone had gotten into his car, and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigation unit,
    briefcase, everything. He called the police and they said there were no
    signs of his car being broken into. How did this happen?


    There is a device out now that thieves are using that can clone the security code of your car's key-chain lock device. When you use the door lock on your key-chain it sends the code through the airwaves that can be read by another device (not just your car) and stolen. Thieves will sit a distance away from your car, watch for you to use your key-chain lock and steal your code. They know you are going inside of a store, restaurant, or bathroom and have a few minutes to steal and run.

    How do you prevent this? Be sure to manually lock your car door by hitting the lock button inside the car, when you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting it does not send out the security code.

    Be aware of this and please pass this information on to as many people as you can.


    Keep safe everyone!

    Don't have a lock button.

    ...and the key fob transmits about 10 feet. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    Don't have a lock button.

    ...and the key fob transmits about 10 feet. lol
    I feel ya there.....the gto has to be the winner for the shortest range out there. That and biggest key. Ever forgot to hit the button until you were 20 yards away or so and turn and try to use it then have to start walking back to the car and when it finally locks you think "crap, 3-4 more steps and I could've just done it by hand."

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    Yup, some days it will work 50ft away and others 5ft.

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    I dont lock Oprah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNGTO View Post
    Yup, some days it will work 50ft away and others 5ft.
    Mine too. Fickle thing. But I'm happy with my car nonetheless.

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    The only way to lock a GTO is with the fob.

    10 Feet damn you are lucky I have to be damn near on top of it most of the time lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I dont lock Oprah.
    How has that worked out?

    And why do all the moderators have the same avatar today?

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    Never had an issue......I live way out in the country and the town we shop at is lil bitty......'
    I dunno about the avatars....what are you talkin about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Never had an issue......I live way out in the country and the town we shop at is lil bitty......'
    I dunno about the avatars....what are you talkin about?
    I'm talking about this:


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    That ought to do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkgto View Post
    I GOTZ me something fer them theives....
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    paint balls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTO1_OHIO View Post
    paint balls?
    no its a 22.cal. 3100 psi in that tank,called an airforce CONDOR,I have alot of diffrent guns,this is just fun for me and my sons, cheeper to shoot then most other weapons,besides my AR 15 just is not near as quite as this one,if I keep the power level turned down below supersonic all you can hear is the slide click and the thud on what your shooting at,guys gotta have something to do when we cant race, right... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    I'm talking about this:

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    Oh that...well ....ugh....that was me fucking around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Oh that...well ....ugh....that was me fucking around

    I thought that was just the beginnings of a good looking poker hand.

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    Is there some reason this thread was cross posted 5 times?

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    What do you mean? All that fancy internet forum talk has me confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    What do you mean? All that fancy internet forum talk has me confused.
    I think he's saying we don't stay on topic in here. lol

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