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SOMETHING NEW TO WORRY ABOUT!!! EMAILS ABOUT URBAN LEGENDS AND BAITCAR.COM

November 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Social Commentary, Technology

This is part technology and part social commentary but all NEWS FROM MOM!

Here’s another juicy story that makes it’s way around the senior circuit and the link to an article I found on About from David Emery who is their Urban Legends expert – and who maintains pages specifically about emails circulating around the web.

First the email – in truncated fashion.

“How to Lock Your Car and Why.

I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again, three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store.

They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation. I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars.”

The email goes on with more incidents similar to the one described.

“… the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery 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..remotely. They sit a distance away and
watch for their next victim… They know you are going inside the store, restaurant, or bathroom and they now have a few minutes to steal and run.”

The police officer said 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 watching for their 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.

Now – just because something says “this has been verified on Snopes.com” doesn’t mean you have to drop everything, scream Oh My God and panic!

Here’s David Emery’s analysis of this particular email that’s making it’s way around the web.

Meanwhile – here’s a clip from BAITCAR.com

URBAN LEGENDS, HACKING CAR SECURITY CODES AND BAITCARS

URBAN LEGENDS, HACKING CAR SECURITY CODES AND BAITCARS

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