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G Vice
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GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?

Garmin telephone customer service is closed on the weekends.

Shot them an email, but they will respond within 3 business days.

Any of you have experience with this?

If so, what was the outcome?

Thanks.


Kingwood Tiger
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
NOPE....better go get you another one


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slim thug
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
you have the serial number and proof of purchase?


ArRazElle
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
Happened to my husband twice. Insurance covered both.


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SohCahToa
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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you have the serial number and proof of purchase?


This. Maybe if you have the serial number and all that.


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BeachDude022
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
Nope. Better move.


G Vice
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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you have the serial number and proof of purchase?


Proof of purchase: in the computer system ay Best Buy (about 6-7 yrs ago).

Looking for serial number info now. Might have tossed it the last time I purged stuff I don't use anymore.

But I wonder if the unit can be tracked and/or wiped.....


wadewilson
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
Had mine stolen out of my truck in the Fred's parking lot about 3 or 4 years ago. I got hosed by my insurance company.


G Vice
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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Nope. Better move.


This is my concern.... ....ne'er do-wells now know where I live.

Don't need a new one, as I use iphone maps and gps for everything.

May have to finally install that surveillance system.


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slim thug
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
they can only track it if they have a serial number


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stout
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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But I wonder if the unit can be tracked and/or wiped.....



Did you have like a treasure map on it or something? I doubt they will use it to come rob your house.


Coater
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
:nb4justgetaniphone:


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Napoleon
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
Nope, it has no tracking or remote access capabilities. Yes the criminals can press "home" and show up at your house.



SohCahToa
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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But I wonder if the unit can be tracked and/or wiped.....


How the frick are they goign to do this without knowing which one it is?


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wadewilson
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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I doubt they will use it to come rob your house.


Actually, it's pretty common.


sbr2
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
Why I have home listed as a local police station


prostyleoffensetime
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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Garmin telephone customer service is closed on the weekends.


Wtf. A company that big doesn't have a 24 hr customer service line?


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G Vice
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Lafayette, LA
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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I doubt they will use it to come rob your house.
I'm not so sure. We've had a string of burglaries here in the last few years.


G Vice
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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I have home listed as a local police station


Brilliant.

But too late for me.


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StormTiger
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re: GPS unit stolen: Is it possible for Garmin to track it or remote wipe it?
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Actually, it's pretty common.


can you show me stats? why would you be any more likely to be robbed by someone who stole your sat-nav? That makes no sense, your house is just another house like anyone else's on the street I'd assume.


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