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New Method Being
Used by Carjackers-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor:
A warning that carjackers
are using a new ploy. They are putting what appear to be advertisements on your back
window. When you get out of the car to get the advertisement out of the way,
the carjacker hops into your car and drives it away because you
presumably either left your keys in the car while you got out or
left the engine running.
This could happen and in the mind of
someone whose fears prompted them to start this eRumor it has
happened, but we've had no reports of any actual incidents of this
kind and neither have any of the law enforcement agencies we've
Last updated 3/4/04
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
New car-jacking scheme
Be aware of new car-jacking scheme Read, then forward this email -
and BE SAFE
You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside.
lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE. Habit!
You look into the rear-view window to back out of your parking space
notice a piece of paper, some sort of advertisement stuck to your
window. So, you shift into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out of
vehicle to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing
view... when you reach the back of your car, that is when the car-jackers
jump out of no where ... jump into your car and take off-- your
running, your purse is in the car, and they practically mow you down
speed off in your car.
BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME Just drive away and remove the paper
stuck to your window later ... and be thankful that your read this
that you forwarded it to your friends.
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