Car jacking scheme - NOT A JOKE (WELL MAYBE NOT)

Submitted: Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:11
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ar jacking scheme - NOT A JOKE

Be aware of new car-jacking scheme (This could also be used as a ploy for
kidnapping)

Imagine: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside.

Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE, and 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 into PARK, unlock your doors and jump out off 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 your purse in the car and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car. BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.

Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window later, and be thankful that you read this email. I hope you will forward this to friends and family especially to women!

A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address.

They already HAVE your keys!!!!!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:27

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:27
www.snopes.com

its a good story.
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Follow Up By: Magnus - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 14:18

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 14:18
Truckster,

You are a real snopes fan that's for sure. It certainly is a good site. Have used it often in the past.

Cheers

Magnus
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 14:52

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 14:52
Sorry Steve

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hoaxes/hoax5.asp?HName=Carjacking+Email+Hoax
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:53

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:53
nice one wazza i thought bit dodgy.
cheers
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:17

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:17
There may have been a grain of truth in this story at some stage but my biggest fear with these sorts of myths and stories is that they are self perpetuating and will eventually reach the brain of some dumbass lowlife who is stupid enough to gather up a few mates and actually try doing it.

Stories like this over the long term also desensitise people so that eventually this sort of crap becomes almost expected behaviour and people are having to look over their should more than they should need to. We should always look out for ourselves but should at least feel we can get into out cars without having to have the local SWAT team covering us!

Before long the place resembles Columbia.

Muddy
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