Do You Know About This Clever New Carjacking Scam?
However it takes people by total surprise almost anytime, it doesn’t have to be during the holiday season. The way this carjacking scam work on a just about anyone. When we first heard about it we were stunned. We wanted to pass it along to you so you’re not the next victim.
Please share this with your friends, and family. Here’s how this carjacking scam works according to the The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Criminals use the lure of free cash as a distraction. The crime provides crooks a window of opportunity to swoop in and rob an unsuspecting victim of their belongings, including their vehicle.
“What we’ve heard is criminals will place a $100 bill, usually on an individual’s windshield under the wiper blade, and while the victim is distracted and gets out to retrieve the cash, the criminals use the element of surprise to approach the vehicle and rob the victim of their belongings and car,” said Special Agent Mark Kerr, a CID agent with Headquarters, Army CID.
“It’s the perfect distraction during the holiday season, because everyone could use a little extra cash, especially if it’s free.”