Scam artists are tucking $100 bills into the windshields of unsuspecting drivers. The scam is meant to lure them out of the car, when they get jumped by thugs and robbed.
Via Conservative Tribune:
‘Kyri Viehman came out of the Michael’s Craft store after buying Christmas decorations in Fenton, Missouri, to find a $100 bill tucked under her windshield wiper blade. Unfortunately for her, the bill was a fake and part of a scam to lure potential victims out of their cars to rob them.
In the case of Viehman, it wasn’t until after a few minutes of driving down the road that she did what most people would do: get out of the car and focus on not letting that $100 bill blow away.
A note on the fake bill said:
“Ha you thought this was real didn’t you?”
After researching on the Internet, she found that this was a common tactic for criminals. They plant the fake bill on a car, wait in the car next to that car, and hope that someone gets out of the car when they return from shopping.
At that point the criminal will rob the unsuspecting and distracted shopper, sometimes with a child to further distract them, and the criminal is gone without having to lure a victim out of the car or worry about giving a victim time to prepare against a mugging.
Viehman had her son in the car.
She posted a picture and her story on her Facebook account to give people a heads-up this Christmas shopping season. Protecting yourself against theft takes many forms, of course, but Viehman is calling on shoppers to be careful about their surroundings and always think about safety, even in what they may consider a safe place.’
In the type of world we live in, it is so important to be ever vigilant against these scammers. Welfare thugs and other brainless scum keep trying to find ways to steal from hard working people. Pass along this information and keep each other safe!