If You’ve Ever Considered Getting Family Stickers For Your Car, You Need To Know THIS

Posted by Editorial Staff in Facts and DIY On 30th May 2016

Those funny family stickers are cute and all... But are you revealing too much information?

#1 So Many To Choose From

There are now thousands of designs you can choose from when putting family fun stickers on your back window. You can express yourself, show what your occupation is, what you enjoy doing for entertainment, and how many members are in your family, just by your choice in stickers. But even though the selection to choose from is seemingly endless when it comes to choosing family stickers to put on the back of your car, there's something you should know.

#2 T.M.I.

Not only do the stickers share what your family's interests are, but they might actually reveal a little more information than that. Authorities are now warning that 'My Family' stickers can give away too much personal information, and may make you a target for creative criminals looking for their next hit.

#3 Vulnerabilities Of Your Family

The stickers might be putting your home security at a disadvantage. Criminals might be more likely to follow and attack/burglarize a single mother with young children, as opposed to a bigger family with the proper defenses. And to make it worse, if you add bumper stickers to your car you could be telling criminals exactly where you will be when the next game is being played or what you'll be doing in your spare time. Your parking pass may even show where you live or work.

#4 Military Or Team Pride

If you're placing anything related to the military or unit a family member in, you could be alerting criminals as well. Though it might fill you with pride to share that a member of the military lives with you, it could make you a bigger target for thieves. It could mean that that member could be on duty a lot, leaving the family weaker against an attacker or thief.

#5 Informative Bumper Stickers

Police say having bumper stickers about where your kid goes to school is another way to inform people of where you'll be dropping your child off. If your kids are involved in sports, it will tell them you're probably not home in the afternoons. That stick figure of your child in a football uniform or your daughter dancing ballet means you are probably busy right after school lets out for the day, so it leaves your home wide open for burglary.

#6 Identifiers

There is always a possibility that someone could use the stickers on your vehicle for ulterior motives. A young attractive girl being seen getting into a car with a sticker of her and a dog in the absence of a male sticker could be assumed there is no man in her life, making her a target for someone to follow.

Just from the stickers you place on the window or bumper a crook can learn your family structure, your car and where you live.

#7 The Defense

Monica Liebenow and Phil Barham, the originators of the stickers, both immediately leaped to the defense of their stickers. They claim that the on-going success of the stickers is proof that the stickers truly are harmless. In essence, the stickers could potentially give away a lot of information, but will anyone really use it? They say that if anyone was that interested in targeting someone or a home then there are simpler ways to gain information, but the FBI isn't convinced. They report that together, all of the identifiers left on a car can give tons of information if someone is looking for it.

#8 Be Cautious

At the end of the day, it is your decision to put whatever stickers you'd like on your vehicle. The information that the stickers show could be harmful, so it is probably better to proceed with caution when placing any type of stickers on your car that can identify your personal lifestyle. The FBI reported that in 2015 there were over four million burglaries in the US, almost 81 percent of those were residential burglaries.

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