What’s with all the theft?

When you hear someone mention scrap metal theft, it might seem like an odd concept. I mean really? It’s scrap metal. Do people really think it’s worthwhile to steal? YES INDEED! Scrap metal theft is much more than what you’re probably picturing, which may or may not involve a hamburglar-type masked man tip-toeing into a junk yard to fill an old pillow case with pieces of rusty old car parts.

The fact of the matter is, scrap metal theft often holds true to the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, since people often don’t realize what a great value scrap metal can hold.  Stolen metals including gold, silver, copper, aluminum, brass, nickel, and more can fetch a fine price to dealers who arrange for the melting and reshaping of metals to be recycled into new uses. Although more businesses are noticing and taking a stand against scrap metal theft, reports have shown dramatic increases of theft throughout the country in recent years.

Because businesses, factories, and individuals all lost a great deal of money as a result of scrap metal theft, it’s important to be on alert for new cases. Thankfully, websites like ScrapTheftAlert.com allow people like YOU to report known scrap metal theft at the first sign. Visit the site and take a look around to see what kinds of theft you should be on the look out for. Also, check out this great resource for information on scrap metal theft.

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