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Statewide Awareness Campaign Launches to Protect Virginians from Motor Vehicle Theft

Just in time for this week’s Arctic winter blast, the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) Program is launching of a new statewide campaign aimed at reducing the chances of Virginians having their vehicles stolen from in front of their residences or in parking lots.
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Virginia State Police Remind Motorists to Secure Unattended Vehicles

The Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is urging citizens to think twice before leaving their vehicles unattended with the keys inside. During the cooler months and holiday shopping season, securing your vehicle is vital in preventing a potential theft.


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NICB's 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

Did you know that 11 Virginia cities are among the top locations for motor vehicle theft across the nation? The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its 2017 Annual Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report, which details the US cities with the highest rates of motor vehicle theft. View the complete rankings here.


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Tips for Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is nationally recognized as Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. Summer is the perfect time to remind motorists to never leave your vehicle unsecured. Vehicle theft is a risk year-round, but that risk increases significantly during the warmer months.
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Vehicle cloning: buyer beware

Buying a vehicle this tax season? Beware of cloned vehicles. Vehicle cloning is a sophisticated scheme that has gained more traction among auto thieves in recent years. This form of vehicle theft victimizes both the stolen vehicle owner and the stolen vehicle purchaser and can go unnoticed when people purchase a used vehicle without doing research.
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