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The Scariest Thing This Halloween Is Your Car Being Stolen

October 25, 2022
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It’s that time again when ghosts, goblins, and witches come out to play. But, while most people are focusing on what costumes they will wear or what tricks they will play on their friends, the scariest part about Halloween is the thought of your car being stolen.  Unfortunately, vehicle theft is a common occurrence on Halloween. Criminals know that there will...
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California’s New Legislation to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft: What You Need to Know   

October 11, 2022
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Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a new piece of legislation to help prevent catalytic converter theft in California. This is intended to help deter criminals, as catalytic converter theft has been rising sharply in recent years. Why? Catalytic converters contain numerous rare earth metals, such as platinum, palladium, or rhodium, and thieves can sell them for a high price. Priced...
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What is the Kia TikTok Challenge And Is Your Car Safe?

September 27, 2022
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The Kia Boyz TikTok Challenge is a recent social media trend that has caught law enforcement officials’ attention across the United States. This challenge, which consists of using a USB cable and a phone to hot-wire and steal a Kia or Hyundai car and posting a video of the joyride hoping for viral attention, is growing in popularity. So, as you...
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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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