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 Post subject: New crime in KNP - car jamming
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Someone has posted on the SANParks FB page of an attempted car jamming incident at Lower Sabie today. Please warn everyone about this.


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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Hi Wildthing :D

In order for readers here to get the complete story, can you please post a quote and screen shot for all to see?

(It is also required as per the forums rules:

When referencing from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. screenshot of the original source must be embedded within the post. )

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:15 pm 
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DB , I think he refers to this post on FBook. Just in case original poster does not see your's, :(
Further down she explains more, so I had to include some of the remarks

Kirsty Springett posted toSANParks - Kruger National Park
PLEASE BE AWARE - we stopped at Lower Sabie after lunch and our car was remote jammed. Three black males in a maroon Fiat Punto. Please make sure your car is locked before leaving it!!
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Carol-Ann Maré Why why why??? omw its terrible.
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Gareth Coats Come on! Seriously?!
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Delphine Van den Nieuwenhof
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Jacqueline Myburgh Makes one sick!!!!
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Fatimah Gi Ag no !
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Jenna Christine Pole Why does there have to be crime like this everywhere!! They know that everyone is relaxed because they are on holiday. Pathetic!! Perhaps report them to the camp, so they can notify all of the exiting gates. Arrest the buggers!!
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Delphine Van den Nieuwenhof Did you notice it before leaving your car or was it too late?
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Heather Smithe So sad - makes one nervous to sleep with bugalow windows open!!! And as for camping!!!!
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Robyne Chabant That is very sad!!
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Rajesh Duvooru hope u didnt loose anything
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Marga Stevens not even safe there??? they have to go out through the gate, so report it!!!
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Kirsty Springett Luckily my husband noticed when he tried to lock the car three times and it wouldn't lock. Their car had parked behind ours and my husband noticed that they were watching him carefully. We had laptops and cameras in the car. We went to report it however they weren't able to be detained and drove off very quickly. Police were notified and their registration number was noted - hopefully this was sent to all of the gates.
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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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Thanks Johan.

WildThing contacted me and here is the required copy:
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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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I hope this was just an isolated incident. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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If we have a detailed description of the car as well as license plate number then surely they must have been stopped?

Any feedback on this from camp management?

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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I might just be a cynic but perhaps the remotes Battery was just flat...... 3 men supposedly watching you very closely doesn't prove anything.....

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Dear All

Indeed, this incident was reported to the section ranger at Lower Sabie yesterday immediately after it happend. The section rangers called the police at Skukuza Police Station who are currently investigating the matter. This case is now handled by the South African Police Services.

We would like to thank everyone who made sure that the camp management is aware of this scam. We appeal to everyone to make sure that incidents of this nature are reported immediately.

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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Thanks Stephens! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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Car jamming is a problem everywhere at the moment :( . I would say, be cautious, be aware and never just walk away from your car. Double check at all times. When possible, use a manual and not a remote lock.

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WOW... I have never heard of car jamming, so I Googled it and it seems like its only happening in South Africa (at this stage) thanks very much for the heads-up.


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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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Like Shutterbug , I have never heard of this problem.
Can someone explain what to look out for and how to protect ones car.
Cheers.


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Shutterbug wrote:
WOW... I have never heard of car jamming, so I Googled it and it seems like its only happening in South Africa (at this stage) thanks very much for the heads-up.


Also happens in the UK, Shutterbug............and I'm sure probably in other countries. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
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Afriphile wrote:
Like Shutterbug , I have never heard of this problem.
Can someone explain what to look out for and how to protect ones car.
Cheers.


Hi Afriphile :D

Car jammers use a device that interferes with the remote locking mechanism of your car. Most of us aim the remote to lock the car without checking.

Car jammers tend to go to busy shopping Malls, schools, churches, place where they can blend in and the victim is feeling safe.

Once the victim walks away, unaware that the car is not locked, it is easy to open the car and remove valuables, even those locked away safely in the boot. Jammers often dress for the occasion. In Malls they look like shoppers or business people, no doubt in Kruger, they would look like your average tourist.

Well done to Kirsty Springett and her husband for being alert... :D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Being alert in number one... make sure your car is locked, Check the door. If something is happening, report it immediately. At Lower Sabie they managed to get a very good description of the suspects. Fantastic :thumbs_up:

I do say, if manual locking is possible, it is preferable when in a place where you might be high risk.

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 Post subject: Re: New crime in KNP - car jamming
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:58 pm 
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The way most remotes work is with a high frequency radio signal generated by the remote and usually the code sent to the car is scrambled to prevent someone recording it and using the same code to unlock the car. My guess is that this jamming is achieved by someone transmitting a very strong signal covering all the frequencies used by the remote manufacturers. This will prevent the car from receiving the instruction to lock and if you do not notice that the car did not respond you would just walk away.

I recommend actually watching your car to ensure it responds to the lock command. Once it is locked it would be very difficult for someone to remotely unlock it due to the scrambling and code hopping used in modern systems.

Hope this helps.


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