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This is such a well known issue that I have absolutely no sympathy with any idiot who can afford a £40.000 vehicle but doesn't have the nous to keep the key safe.

Anyone looking for Sympathy will find it in the dictionary between Symbolic and syphilis. That's if they know what a dictionary is!!!
Phew for a minute I thought I was going to have to take you to task for calling me an uneducated numpty, what a relief my car cost less than £40k so presumably I am exempt from such criticism.

Yes it is a well documented issue on forums such as this and there has even been some discussion in the broadsheets but this doesn't mean every car buyer is aware of it.

However, the truth is that many manufacturers, Kia included, continue to put their customers at risk of having their cars stolen by ignoring the need to provide 'go to sleep' key fobs. The manufacturers are fully aware that their cars can be easily broken into and the technology is available to overcome the issue but they just choose to ignore it.
 
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Keyless car theft: everything you need to know | heycar
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22 Mar 2022 — Keyless car theft (sometimes called relay theft) is a way of stealing a vehicle without using the physical keyfob. The targeted vehicles are ...

Prevent Keyless Car Theft (8 Quick Tips) & What Relay Theft is
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Keyless car theft (aka Relay Theft) is where the signal from a key for a so-called “Keyless entry” car is captured by somebody standing outside the victim's ...

Keyless Car Theft: What Is It and How Can It Be Prevented
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16 Mar 2021 — Keyless car theft, then, is when a thief accesses and steals your vehicle without possessing the original fob or card.

Keyless Car Crime: How To Thwart The Thieves - Forbes
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24 Mar 2022 — Keyless entry works by using a keyless fob that uses short-range radio waves. The fob transmits a signal which is picked up by a receiver in ...

Keyless theft | West Yorkshire Police
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Keyless theft, also known as 'relay theft', occurs when device is used to fool the car into thinking the car's own remote key fob is close by; this unlocks the ...

How to avoid keyless car theft | Auto Express
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The way which thieves steal cars without the car keys - something that's also referred to as relay theft - is quite simply, although high-tech equipment is ...

Police warn of rise in keyless car thefts as CCTV shows ...
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Police chiefs are warning owners of keyless cars of a spike in thefts by criminals using mobile gadgets to copy their electronic codes.
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And exactly what point are you making?
 
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