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Could bumper stickers make you a target?

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Dan and Deb Graham don't have any bumper stickers or decals on their family van.  While they've admired ones on other cars, Dan says the potential consequences aren't worth it.

"Names of companies or schools or kids or whatever on the car, it can make you stick out and be a target for somebody," Dan tells 13abc.

R.A.C.E. Search and Rescue Ohio made a Facebook post this week warning people about the dangers of giving out free information on their car.  Some stickers could reveal the ages of your kids, what sports they play and where they go to school.  The group also warns against visible passes or permits which can show complete strangers where a person lives or works.

"I don't think anyone would even think about would this affect me or my family with having someone know that I have two girls and a boy, or whatever it is," says Ronda Lafferty who has one son.  She says she is more worried about information she puts on Facebook about her kid. 

Group leaders say the goal isn't to scare people but let them know about the potential risks.  Local drivers say whether it's online or on your car, it's important to remember someone could be watching.

"It's a good idea not to put too much information about your kids out there," says Lafferty.

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