The Today Show
In June 2013, TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen reported on a wave of auto thefts involving a high-tech gadget giving criminals full access to your car.
Police were stumped. But now officials say they may have solved the mystery. “It certainly could be a factor in some of the increase in thefts we’ve seen recently,” said Roger Morris of the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
With Rossen producer Jovanna Billington playing the part of car theft victim, Rossen and Morris demonstrated how the device works. Billington parked her car in a parking lot, locked it and walked away.
What she didn’t see was a “suspect” played by Morris, trailing behind her with the device in hand. Within seconds, the device cloned the signal of her car’s key fob.
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