It's certainly possible and costs nothing to take the precaution so here
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Subject: Fw: Car thieves
Seems that car thieves have found yet another way to steal your wheels
without any effort at all. The thieves peer through the windscreen of your
vehicle, write down the VIN # from the label on the dash, go to the local
car dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN #.
I didn't believe this, so I called a local dealer and pretended I had
lost my keys. They told me to just bring in the VIN #, and they would cut
me one on the spot, and I could order the keyless device too if I wanted.
The Car Dealer's Parts Department will make a duplicate key and collect
payment from the thief who will return to your car at his convenience. No
mess, no fuss - and no car! He just disarms your immobiliser, inserts the
key and off he goes to a local Chop Shop with your vehicle.
You don't believe it? It IS that easy.
To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some tape (electrical
tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Metal Label located on the
dash board. By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you can cover it so it
can't be viewed by a car thief.
I urge you to forward this to your friends before some swine steals their