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What Happens if A Stolen Car is Recovered and Returned with Damages?

May 10, 2022
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You walk to your driveway one early morning only to find an empty space where your car normally sits. You panic, call your local authorities and report your vehicle stolen. You then file a claim with your insurance provider.  Incredibly, the police find your car a week later, abandoned in an industrial park. You have your vehicle back, but some...
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How Do Thieves Break Into Cars Using Apple Products?

May 4, 2022
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An alarming new crime has been trending across North America since late last year—Apple AirTags have been linked to dozens of accounts of luxury car theft since their release in April of 2021.  Apple AirTags, portable tracking devices intended to help customers keep track of valuable belongings like keys or a wallet, are popping up in police reports in major...
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Buckle Up for a Surge in Vehicle Theft on New Year’s

December 27, 2021
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Crime doesn’t take days off—especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, major holidays usually show an uptick in vehicle theft nationwide.  While everyone is off celebrating with friends and family, pleasantly distracted by food, drinks, and the holiday season, a car thief finds the perfect opportunity to swipe a vehicle.  And the worst holiday for car theft is right around the corner....
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What To Do When Your Car Is Stolen

December 21, 2021
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If it’s your first time experiencing theft, you may not know where to start or what to do when your car is stolen. With the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) releasing reports of increasing vehicle theft reversing a two-year decline, you’re probably not the only one.  So, where do you begin when you find yourself staring at an empty parking...
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2021 Car Theft Statistics By State: The Worst States For Car Theft

November 23, 2021
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Data from the last year has been released by the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB) and organized by Statista to provide U.S. residents with new insight into car theft statistics by state.  From what October’s data concludes, car owners nationally experienced volatile spikes in car theft reportings, making vehicle theft the single most common form of property crime. State-wide and...
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What’s the difference between a vehicle recovery system and a recovery device?

November 9, 2021
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There are more than 282 million vehicles registered in the U.S., and 78 million of the cars on the road are equipped with vehicle tracking technology, a vehicle recovery system, or both.  In one of our previous blogs, we’ve discussed in detail how vehicle recovery devices work, but how are they different from vehicle recovery systems? Often used interchangeably, these...
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What Is Better: VIN Etching or a Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 26, 2021
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Whether you regularly park in areas where car theft is a concern or are just looking for an added layer of security, simple measures can protect your vehicle and provide peace of mind. As vehicle theft rates rise, two methods have emerged to give drivers an added layer of security: VIN etching and GPS technology.  In recent years, more and...
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What Is a Stolen Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 4, 2021
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“I swear I parked it right here.”  These are every car or dealership owner’s last words before they realize they may have become a victim of auto theft. Unfortunately, this misfortune is all too common, with vehicles reported stolen every 43.8 seconds in the U.S.  Despite preventative measures, theft is still an unfortunate reality of every-day life, a reality that...
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