When Missouri native Kyri Viehman drove away from the Gravois Bluffs shopping center, the last thing she expected was to find a $100 bill waiting for her on her windshield.
But that’s exactly what she noticed flapping in the breeze underneath her windshield wiper as she exited the shopping center. She was completely stunned.
Naturally, she stopped the car and got out to retrieve the lucky treasure. Unfortunately, that’s when she realized disaster was lurking nearby…
Kyri Viehman was leaving the Gravois Bluffs shopping center in Fenton, Missouri, when she noticed something sticking out of her windshield. There, in plain sight, was a $100 bill stuffed under her windshield wiper. But how did it get there?
Naturally, the second she noticed the money flapping in the wind, she pulled over and got out of the car to grab the unexpected treasure. Moments later, she would make a startling realization… that getting out of the car was a huge mistake!
When she took a closer look, she realized that the bill was totally fake—and it had a note scrawled across it that read something along the lines of, “You thought this was real, didn’t you?” That’s when she suddenly realized what was going on…
With her car running and her door open, a carjacker would have no trouble sliding right in and driving off in her car. Fortunately, Kyri had driven far away and was safe, but authorities are now alerting people to this dangerous scam.
It turns out that many criminals are always looking for new and creative ways to take advantage of unassuming citizens. For instance, take a look at this Facebook post by Kim Fleming Cernigliaro of Texas that recently went viral…
Kim’s post read: “Two weeks ago, during the day, a hard knock was at my front door, not a regular knock but almost pounding… and I DO NOT answer the door when I am here by myself.” She waited for the person to leave before investigating. That’s when she noticed something strange on the handle: a rubber band, which would be used to easily keep the door latch open had she unlocked it for the stranger.
When she alerted her local sheriff, he told her that this wasn’t the first time someone had reported a similar occurrence. “The sheriff came by yesterday and said this is happening all of a sudden, as soon as you unlatch the door, they do not wait for you to turn the knob, they can bust in on you.” Kim suggested to “not answer doors without knowing who is on the other side.”
A home security system is always an ideal way to prevent crime. If you can’t afford it, simply getting a sign or sticker that indicates that your home is protected could still work to keep criminals away. Experienced burglars could always call your bluff, but it’s definitely worth a shot.
It’s important to be able to protect yourself from harm at all times. Luckily, there are professionals who dedicate their lives to giving people tips on exactly how to do so. See how easy it is to protect yourself and family from scammers in the future below…
Who isn’t going to want to stop and grab a $100 bill or answer the door when someone’s knocking frantically? Knowing about these scams could be a real life-saver.
Share this news with your friends and family, and let’s help keep everyone safe!
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