Beware of Car Jackers Who Leave a Piece of Paper on Your Rear Window-Fiction!
Beware of Car Jackers Who Leave a Piece of Paper on Your Rear Window–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A warning that says that car jackers are using a new method for distracting you in order to steal your car. They leave a piece of paper stuck to your rear window. When you get into the car, start the engine, see the paper in your rearview mirror, and get out of the car to remove it, the car jacker jumps in and drives away.
It pays to be wary of any unique scheme a thief might use to take your car but there is no evidence from law enforcement agencies that this has happened at all.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Be aware of this new car-jacking scheme.
Be aware of this new car-jacking scheme.
Imagine: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE, and you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space and 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, the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off!! Your engine was running, (ladies would have their purse in the car) and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED. Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window later, and be thankful that you read this email.
I hope you will forward this to friends and family… especially to women! A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They already HAVE your keys! This scheme has been reported to have occurred in the states of Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vermont, New Hampshire, Arizona, California and Michigan. We are asking that you notify residents of major cities within these states be mindful when traveling.