New Way of Carjacking Warning to all

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Real Estate Agent with Gibbs Realty and Auction Company

This was sent to me by my Father. Please be careful out there! 

Car Jacking

'WARNING FROM POLICE THIS APPLIES TO BOTH WOMEN AND MEN BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE-- NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)' Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating... You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, 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, that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off . They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.   And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!
BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.

If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.

Please keep this going and tell all your friends!

 

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Alan May
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Laura... not really true.  Check out the snopes.com link

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/carjack.asp

Oct 31, 2008 08:39 AM #1
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Laura Sellers
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com - Auburn, AL
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Laura, just a reminder you can never be too cautious regardless of whether this particular story is true or not.

Oct 31, 2008 08:41 AM #2
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Steve Richman
Genworth Financial - Raleigh, NC

Not trying to put anyone in danger's way and not trying to be a doubting Thomas, but according to snopes.com (my source for urban legends), this is not occurring and this rumor has been floating out there since 2004.  Always be safe.

Steve

Oct 31, 2008 08:42 AM #3
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Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

Thanks for the heads up I can see alot of people falling for this.

Oct 31, 2008 08:51 AM #4
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I agree whether its true or not its a be careful warning to all! It makes sense to be a way for a criminal to get you out of a car with the keys in it and it running. I know I would normally stop and take it off my car to not litter the roads and leave it running with the doors wide open. Easy pickings!

 

Oct 31, 2008 08:52 AM #5
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Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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Thanks for the information-I could see a lot of people falling for this.

Oct 31, 2008 09:03 AM #6
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Julie Chapman
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Don't ever assume....have one of your own agents end up tied up and robbed - nothing is worth the risk. 

Oct 31, 2008 09:58 AM #7
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Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

We have to always be on the look out and careful!! True or not thanks for the warning.

Oct 31, 2008 12:39 PM #8
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Laura, I agree, whether it's true or not, it is a good warning and reminder to everyone.  Great post.

Nov 05, 2008 08:05 AM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura, this is great information and good advice True or Not. Thank you for remind us to be safe:))

Nov 09, 2008 08:05 AM #10
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Lisa Long
Heather Roda Broker - Paso Robles, CA

I've heard this before, but its worth repeating. I also don't let strangers approach me. I shake my head and say no. If they keep coming I will do it louder and more aggressive. You can't be too careful.

Nov 09, 2008 12:49 PM #11
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