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Divis Sweeney BS: Carjack scam warning (33) BS: All Car Owners Beware 20 Dec 06


A friend of mine who works in insurance has just told me of a new car-jacking scheme that is appearing more and more throughout the country. He says claims are coming in from everywhere and they have now noticed a pattern forming.

You walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift or put into
reverse.

You look into the rear-view 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 the gear stick back into park or neutral, 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 car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off!!

Your engine was running, you would have left your purse/Christmas presents in the car and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

Just drive away and remove the paper later!

I hope you will be aware of this, especially women. A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They already HAVE your keys!!!

I don't wish to cause alarm, just make you aware of it.
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