Decal Dangers: Cops Warn Against Using Bumper Stickers

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IRVING - Ahh, bumper stickers and decals. They can entertain drivers behind you with a joke, irritate them with your politics and let them know an awful lot about your family. That's got some folks saying all this is TMI.

Irving PD is launching a campaign to warn people of the dangers of bumper stickers. Don't laugh, cops say it's a real threat.

For example, if you're a proud parent who just wants to tell the world your daughter is a soccer star, but you're also telling the bad guys the names of your kids and where they go to school.

Even a military bumper sticker could let crooks know someone might be serving overseas. It's something to take seriously.

So if you take precautions to keep cyber criminals from stealing your info and identity off the web, don't forget there are plenty of low-tech ways folks up to no good can get the goods on you.

Before you turn your ride into a bumper car, it might be safer to stick that stuff on your fridge.

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