Chicago key-swap scam illustrates the need for secure key control
A tale from the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, via an article by WardsAuto, offers a reminder of the importance to dealers of secure key control for vehicle inventory.
The Greater Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force of the Illinois State Police is investigating a scam in which a couple expresses interest in potential purchase of a car on a dealers lot. They dont request a test drive, but ask instead to borrow the key so they can check the interior features and the trunks cargo capacity. The key they return is not the vehicle key which theyve misappropriated so they can come back later and steal the car.Download Bulletin PDF