The Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force operates a confidential toll free auto theft tip line that gives you the opportunity to help stop auto thieves. If you give information that leads to the arrest of a car thief, or the location of a chop shop, you could receive a confidential cash reward of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00). All you need to do is call 1-800-HOT-AUTO. Auto theft is a serious and far-reaching crime that affects us all. Last year alone over thirty thousand cars were stolen in Massachusetts. At a minimum, auto theft costs us all extra money in higher insurance premiums. Insurance companies recognize this problem and that is why this tip line has been established.
The 1-800-HOT-AUTO tip-line is operated by state troopers at the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force. Your call and identity will be kept confidential. All rewards are paid out in cash with no strings attached. Again, the telephone number to call is 1-800-HOT-AUTO (1-800-468-2886).
The Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force also runs a VIN Etching program. VIN etching is the process of permanently etching your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the windows of your automobile. The moment your vehicle is reported stolen, its federally registered VIN becomes the mark of a stolen vehicle. Thieves are less likely to risk the theft of an easily identified vehicle nor are they willing to spend the time and effort trying to replace VIN marked windows. The fee for this service is $10.00, however, you can save up to 15% off on your comprehensive insurance when you have VIN etching done on your car. More information is available for this program by calling the VIN etching coordinator at the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force at 781-393-1201.
Additional information is available at the Governor's Auto Theft Strike Force by calling the main office telephone number 781-393-1200 or