A warning a friend sent me

I locked my car with the remote. 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
> 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.
> Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening....While traveling,
> my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came
> out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car
> and stolen his mobile phone, laptop computer, satnav, briefcase......you
> name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being
> broken into, 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 remote locking device.
> They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are
> going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a
> few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your
> car with the key -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot
> watching for their next victim, it will not be you.
> When you lock up with the key upon exiting, it does not send the security
> code, but if you walk away and use the remote button, it sends the code
> through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.
> This is very real.
> Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on.
> Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we
> remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code...and whatever
> was in our car.

I must I have always used my remote and very often again from a distance just to make sure I hadn't forgotten

I have a brilliant feature on my car. Toyota corrolla. I can lock the seats and lock the boot so only the key will open it. Everything of value that i need to keep in my car eg.Sat Nav is kept in the boot till needed. A good place is the hollow in the centre of the spare wheel. that way nothing will damage it as there is a sheet of heavy plastic over it.

well if they want an england flag and a tube of cream they can go for it, Thanks for the warnibg PJ

I have nothing but a pound coin in my car that i use for the trolleys when shopping.

God, some people will try anything. Saddo's!!

Be careful dee we might want to steal your virtue... ;-)

I'm sorry but this is complete nonsense, ignore it.

oh how do you know that then abots?

Just found this with Google.

Nearly word for word

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