June 30, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Car Thieves are Manipulating Key Fobs to Steal Dealership Vehicles

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It’s one of the worst nightmares for a car person: discovering that your beloved car is no longer where you parked it. Unfortunately, car theft is not just limited to privately owned vehicles. Criminals are also ransacking dealerships for precious inventory on a daily basis, and the thieves are getting more and more creative. Car thieves are using special devices and manipulating key fobs to steal cars right from the dealers. 

How are the car thieves stealing vehicles from dealerships? 

A door handle of a keyless entry vehicle | Harold Cunningham, Getty Images

For a long time, older cars were the most accessible and most advantageous for thieves to steal. Vehicles like the early 2000s Ford full-size pickup trucks are so easy to steal that criminals could make off with them in seconds. However, with the advent of newer and more advanced technology, some criminals have stepped up their process to better steal the latest and greatest cars.