Caroline Gerardo, C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady (CMG Financial)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
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All another reason why Dobermans in every car are needed

Nov 07, 2018 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
2,711,074
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I always lock my car when pumping ... never leave it unattended. 

Nov 07, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
938,221
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Nov 08, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

We must remain alert. To both the good and the bad.

Nov 07, 2018 01:03 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I see purses in shopping carts at the supermarket.  The woman will be halfway down the aisle looking at some product.  

Nov 07, 2018 03:47 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes I've heard this and for quite some time now, I carry my purse, phone & keys with me out of the car and after I unlock the gas cap, lock my car doors too. 

Nov 07, 2018 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,458,998
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, it's not new but I always be sure that the other doors or locked if I have mine open.

Nov 07, 2018 01:41 PM
Rainer
140,599
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I lock my doors while I pump my gas

Nov 07, 2018 01:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Oh Boy! That's horrible

Nov 08, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

That's pretty brazen, considering that the person is standing right there pumping their gas. Even if their visibility is blocked I know I usually enagage the lock on the pump handle & walk away; plus with all the cameras it's a big chance for someone to take. Same token, most criminals aren't rocket scientists or risk adverse. 

Nov 08, 2018 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

I had not heard that this was becoming a "thing" Caroline Gerardo but I always lock my car when I am not in it... even while pumping gas.

Nov 07, 2018 05:29 PM
Rainmaker
832,799
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I lock my doors when I stop to fill my car.

Nov 07, 2018 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Geez... I hadn't heard this, but I always lock my car doors when pumping gas and hand on to my purse.

Nov 07, 2018 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Caroline Gerardo thanks for the warning. We all should be careful.

Nov 07, 2018 04:59 PM
Rainer
511,760
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I am. Thanks for the reminder as I often leave my phone in the cup holder. 

Nov 07, 2018 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

I have heard of this but not the term "sliding".  We have to be diligent everywhere these days!

Nov 07, 2018 03:29 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 Not heard the term "sliding' but I have always been aware.

Locking my car when pumping gas is automatic for me.

I have the key and credit card in my pocket. And I lock it again as soon I am back in the car.

Nov 07, 2018 02:36 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh!

Nov 07, 2018 02:29 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Yes.  It's been on the news, in our area, for the last couple of years.

Nov 07, 2018 02:25 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I saw that or similar on the news.... my car locks automatically... good thing.

Nov 08, 2018 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida
THE JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY - Daytona Beach, FL
Living the good life here...

Thanks for the warning and reminder. 

Nov 08, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have heard about this from the local news.  I've always locked my car when exiting to get gas and keep my keys in my pocket.  Sad we have to live that way, but sadder when we aren't alert and aware. 

Nov 08, 2018 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
702,194
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. It's been on the news around here.

Nov 07, 2018 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
354,875
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We still can't pump our own gas in Oregon (crazy), so this isn't an issue for us - but good to know about this latest.

Nov 07, 2018 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
704,691
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, I've been hearing about it for years and take my purse with me when I get out to the pump.

Nov 07, 2018 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not that new of a crime.  Been going on in CA for years.

Nov 07, 2018 02:00 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have never seen this in our town.

Nov 07, 2018 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I'd not heard of this, but I'm not surprised by it... I do like the doberman solution though.
Bruce

Nov 08, 2018 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I sit in my car while fueling up, let'em try it. 

Nov 08, 2018 07:10 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Never a shortage of crime schemes.   Thank you for the reminder to stay safe.

Nov 08, 2018 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Be safe everyone.

Nov 08, 2018 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,716,712
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So sad.

Nov 08, 2018 04:11 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't leave my car unattended when pumping gas and I never leave it without locking it and taking my purse with me. 

Nov 08, 2018 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Yes, we need to be constantly alert.

Nov 08, 2018 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Its always something! Must be ever diligent!

Nov 08, 2018 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In Mexico some gas pump will steal your personal info and start charging other items as well. Always look through your bill ensure there is no hanky panky things going on.

Nov 07, 2018 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
277,508
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

It’s big in Houston. I keep my purse on my shoulder while pumping gas.

Nov 07, 2018 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
740,012
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I hadn't heard that term. Bummer that we have to worry about thieves and scammers, but it is the way of the world. -K

Nov 07, 2018 06:43 PM
Rainer
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It is always something these days.

Nov 07, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Nov 07, 2018 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This has been going on for years in my area

Nov 07, 2018 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It pays to always be aware of your surroundings.

I have seen a similar video to the one you provided.

If I walk away from my car in any public venue, I lock the doors.

Nov 07, 2018 05:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the warning.

Nov 07, 2018 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

YES and it is important to lock your cars. Some one tried to steal my laptop. 

Nov 07, 2018 03:20 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Even worse; one of our friends was pumping gas and noticed an elderly lady who was haivng a hard time pumping her gas. He was walking over to help her- when he saw another man go to help. 

He thought, oh, there are nice people out here-- then he saw the woman hand her credit card to the guy. The guy then puts the card in the reader and asks her for her pin number. 

Our friend new this was an odd request. He got that strong feeling that something was wrong. 

THe man helped pump the gas, helped the lady then starteed to go back to his own car. Our friend noticed this man putting her credit card in his back pocket. 

 

Who does that to eldery people! 

Our friend walked over the the man and said: 

I think you forgot something. The man gave the lady her card back. 

Disgusting!!!! 

Nov 08, 2018 08:31 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

These guys need job training in something legal - it would probably even earn them more money.

Nov 08, 2018 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

This is terrible.  Thanks for sharing;  I always take my purse with me but looks like I have to lock my car from now on. 

Nov 08, 2018 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good warning, thanks.

Nov 08, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Know your surroundings and stay alert.

Nov 08, 2018 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

This was more an issue in the last state I lived. It's so sad that the desperation for quick cash exists. Be safe out there, everyone.

Nov 08, 2018 01:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 07, 2018 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

they are doing this at 7-11's too plus siphoning your gas while you shop there

Nov 07, 2018 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
2,986,300
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A new one for me, but not unexpected. 

Nov 07, 2018 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I've not heard of that happening in my town.... 

Nov 07, 2018 02:56 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Carol I didn't know what you meant by sliding. Now I do.  For years I've been locking my car when pumping gas and making sure there are plenty others around - usually at Costco so that's not a big issues as it's always busy there.

Nov 09, 2018 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great tip for us. 

Thank you. 

Nov 08, 2018 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Yes, old trick.

Nov 08, 2018 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Another thing they are doing is to take the gas pump hose from your pump to their car if you go into the store and leave it unattended.

Nov 08, 2018 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Caroline, I talked about this in one of my Realtor Safety blogs when I talked about cars. You've got to pay attention all the time. 

Nov 08, 2018 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Yes, have known about this for a while.  Always lock my car when pumping gas.  Also do a "walk around" prior to getting back into the car to make certain there is no one lurking about as I unlock the doors.

Cheers! 

Dec 07, 2018 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,885,163
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Absolutely, this has been happening for quite some time.  I always lock my doors and stand at my drivers door.

Nov 13, 2018 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

What  will they do next.

 

Nov 11, 2018 08:48 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Had not heard of the term.   Be safe.

Nov 09, 2018 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

yuck... thanks for sharing. 

Nov 08, 2018 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Caroline,

I always lock the car, if I am filling the car.  A

Nov 08, 2018 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,784,289
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I always grab my cell !

Nov 08, 2018 05:08 PM