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Here is what it means when you see a coin in your car door handle and what you should do

South Africa is home to a wide variety of crooks, but there are some that focus solely on auto theft. In order to steal your car, thieves have developed increasingly sophisticated methods. Here is a case that's been gaining traction and the advice you should heed if you encounter it. 

Auto thefts have been facilitated by criminals' practice of placing coins in automobile door handles. It's not immediately obvious how this aids them, but it's actually rather ingenious. 


This occurs whenever the vehicle is left unattended in a public place, such as a parking lot or a mall. They insert a coin between the handle and the automobile, typically on the passenger side, as shown above. 


Although the car is unaffected in the moment, the criminal will follow the owner as they drive it back to their house. When the car's owner returns to their residence, he or she will attempt to secure the vehicle with the remote. 


It's possible that the thief will try to take the vehicle while the coin is present because the central locking won't activate. 


That's why I think it's crucial to double-check the doors of your car whenever you leave it for a time. Take the coin out of the door handle and toss it. 

No one will be able to steal your car even if they follow you home. 


If you are in danger, the best thing to do is to drive directly to the local police station. And finally, if you're in immediate danger, make a spectacle and draw as many people to you as you can; criminals are less likely to act when there's a lot of attention on them. 


Since crime is at an all-time high, it's important to stay informed about the methods con artists employ so you don't fall prey to them.

source:https://www.motorbiscuit.com/coin-car-door-handle-mean/

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/coin-car-door-handle/

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