I got this email today from my beautiful friend who I have known since I was five, so yes I can trust her. At first I thought it was a scam because it looked suss, so I texted her to see if it really was from her. “Yep,” she said “It’s worth the read”. Ok, I thought, so I did.
I don’t know if it originates from the US, but it’s worth taking note.
“WARNING FROM POLICE”
“This is the thing these days, With people out of work and needing cash.
Beware, it’s headed your way.
Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area.
As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car.
When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas..
Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting
For me to get out of the car..
Then we received this email yesterday:
WARNING FROM POLICE
THIS APPLIES TO BOTH WOMEN AND MEN
BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE–
NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)
Heads up everyone! Please,
You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside.
You start the engine and shift into reverse.When you look into the rear view mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.
So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.
When you reach the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear. Out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off.
They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.
So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, And your keys.
Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!
BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.
If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away.
Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail.
I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women.
A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification
Documents, and you certainly do NOT want it to
fall into the wrong hands.”