The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has identified the 25 most stolen vehicles in the United States in its annual Hot Wheels report. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2017.
They're making a list and checking it twice — and we don't mean Santa and his elves.
Burglars know the holiday season is a prime time for them to stock up on some goodies of their own. They plan ahead to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals who may be more focused on merrymaking than keeping safe from theft and fraud.
Insurance might cover these thefts, but it won't alleviate the victim's violation of privacy concerns or restore their confidence of being safe and secure. Further, some items have more sentimental value than monetary. All said, the after-effects of theft linger long after the item or its monetary value has been recouped.
Here are 12 steps that you, your friends, and family can take to ward off holiday theft.Read More
The NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) has recently discovered what car thieves have known for quite a few years. By using a method called a “Relay Attack” a car thief is able to mimic the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) signal of a key FOB in order to unlock, enter, and drive away as if they were the owner of the vehicle. Here is a segment from a recent Good Morning America episode that explains how it’s done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JGhoQS683w
At the end of their report, however, we are left with little recourse as to what to do in order to prevent this type of theft. If you’d like to know what you can do to prevent this from happening to you, keep reading…..Read More