Decal danger: How much does your car say about you?
Crime prevention experts warn the bumper stickers and window decals on your car could give valuable information to criminals.
it's important to protect personal information, whether it's posted on social media or stuck to a car window. I think putting it on social media putting on your car we have so many means of taking that information and taking it further. All those bumper stickers in window decal say something about the car's owner, and it may say too much anything that you put on your car on your house, out in the public, whether you think so or not could be could be used for alternative messaging. Sorry, spec. Crime prevention specialist for the Richland Police Department says something that seems innocuous, like a sticker about paddleboarding may reveal Mawr than it should. You know, there's a possibility that somebody is going to notice that paddleboard sticker, and they'll know that I have quite a bit of equipment at home, and it does. It's the same with any hobby that you have and parents you like to put their child's accomplishments on the family car. I'm so proud of you. I'm going to put your, you know, sticker on the back of the car. But that kid, depending on age appropriate conversation, needs to know that if somebody references that sticker or has that bit of information. That's a red flag. Peck isn't urging everyone to peel those stickers off the bumper. Just wanted to shine a different light on you know what could be advertised by using those types of stickers revealing too much to Too many could open yourself and your family to be unsuspecting Victims of a crime. Dan Gentleman, NBC News.