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Beware carjacker scheme - helpful advice

 
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Beware carjacker scheme - helpful advice
I received the following in an email:


WARNING FROM POLICE

This is the new thing these days with people out of work and needing cash.

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. 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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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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[link to www.snopes.com]

Took me 10 seconds, OP.
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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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...and maybe a full tank of gas, in Jersey.
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A piece of paper on the rear window would be pretty obvious since I always approach my vehicle from behind.
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[link to www.snopes.com]

Took me 10 seconds, OP.
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That proves nothing.

This is sound advice and it does NOT require a wave of these incidents around the country to legitimize it or not.

The truth is, if this happened to ONE person, it could happen to anyone.

Not sure why you'd want to try and debunk advice that potentially could be helpful to good people.

In these times, people must stay vigilant, with a certain degree of self-defense in mind at all times. That's just being smart.
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[link to www.snopes.com]

Took me 10 seconds, OP.
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That proves nothing.

This is sound advice and it does NOT require a wave of these incidents around the country to legitimize it or not.

The truth is, if this happened to ONE person, it could happen to anyone.

Not sure why you'd want to try and debunk advice that potentially could be helpful to good people.

In these times, people must stay vigilant, with a certain degree of self-defense in mind at all times. That's just being smart.
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For real though
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bump
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[link to www.snopes.com]

Took me 10 seconds, OP.
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WRONG WRONG and WRONG

I researched this one 2 years ago, after a woman I know personally got attacked by someone using this exact scam. It was in a Walmart parkinglot in Mesquite TX

I had a few people tell me I was lying (hello, there was a police report PLUS a local news story reporting the incidcent) and that SNOPES, a bunch of fat liberals living in San Fransico with a political agenda, that SNOPES had said it was a lie

Fuck SNOPES. I have no idea what they think they're doing by encouraging women to disregard threats that are real

Here is what I found:


Again, i'm not sure why a site like SNOPES would try and convince women that these reports, and emails urging caution were "urban myth", essentially leading them to override a very healthy concern and valid suspicions. 

I cry BULLSHIT on Snope's "debunking" and wonder what their agenda actually is here...sorry. This one is a FAIL. 

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[link to www.clickondetroit.com]
Police: Woman Assaulted After Man Sneaks Into Her Back Seat
POSTED: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
A local woman who left her unlocked car to make a purchase at a gas station on Oct. 8 returned to find a suspicious man in her back seat, police say.
The woman told police the man entered the vehicle that was parked at a gas station at Six Mile Road and U.S. Route 23. As the woman drove away from the station, the subject sat up in the back seat and put a knife to her neck, according to a news release.
The man told the woman to drive to an abandoned gas station across the freeway, where he then covered her head and forced her out of the car, according to the release.
Once the man had the woman out of the car, he took her into the woods where he cut her with a knife and sexually assaulted her, according to police.
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[link to www.justnews.com]
Woman Abducted From Gas Station, Raped
Miami-Dade Police Search For Attacker
by Ben Kennedy
POSTED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
UPDATED: 4:34 pm EST January 12, 2011


SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. -- Miami-Dade police are looking for the man who sexually assaulted a woman after she left a gas station just after midnight.
Video 
Read: Suspect Flier
According to investigators, the 29-year-old woman stopped at a gas station near Southwest 120th Street and 117th Avenue just after midnight. Police said a man slipped into a woman's car as she bought something from the cashier at the station. When the woman got back into her car, the gunman was waiting in the back seat, according to police.
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Toledo backseat robbery suspect turns to rape
by Amulya Raghuveer
Posted: 03.10.2010 at 2:10 PM Updated: 03.10.2010 at 8:25 PM
TOLEDO, OHIO -- Toledo Police are warning women to lock their car doors after a string of robberies, and even a sexual assault, committed by what authorities believe is one individual.

Police released surveillance footage and photos of the suspect they say robbed a number of women at gunpoint in separate incidents dating back to March 2.  The suspects apparent game is to case parking lots looking for a woman's vehicle with unlocked doors.  He then enters the vehicle and waits in the backseat until the female driver, who he also knows to be alone, gets in the car.

Once the woman is inside the car, the suspect demands money and if not enough is handed over, he forces the victim to drive to a nearby ATM to withdraw more cash

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Classic case, like mine, of not wanting to be judgmental when caution instead was called for:

[link to www.bakersfield.com]

Rape, kidnap survivor courageously tells story, asks others to be strong
BY JASON KOTOWSKI, Californian staff writer 
jkotowski@bakersfield.com | Wednesday, Apr 07 2010 10:56 PM

Bulford was leaving the Babies "R" Us on Rosedale Highway when she noticed a man walking toward the store wearing a jacket that was much too heavy for the weather that day. She didn't want to stereotype the man -- Graham -- and decided to ignore the oddness of the jacket, she said.
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GOT'CHA, SNOPES!!!!!
Recently, I was complaining to some old Seabee buddies about always getting nailed on things I'd post here for the troops...SNOPESwas always mentioned and usually I'd make apologies for my errors in judgement.. Here's a msg. I rec'd. from them just this morning 7/29/09... Chief



From Seabee Bill Tracy:
About Snopes: SNOPES is operated by a married couple who live near me in the San Fernando Valley, California, on Mulholland Drive about 20 miles from me. They are unreliable and inaccurate because their politics are Left Wing. They are registered Democrats so they never admit to any errors of that party. They have been operating SNOPES for about 15 years. Smart people don't rely onSNOPES.
Bill Tracy 

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GOTCHA SNOPES:

From Seabee Scott Williams:
I usually use Urban Legends from About.com < [link to urbanlegends.about.com] and enter a few key words in the search block. I have found this site to be reliable.
Scott
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I have to say that I have had a problem with snopes.com for quite a while. I read some of Barbara Mikkelson’s personal opinions on one of the Christian e-mails one time and I knew right away how liberal she was. There is another good website called truthorfiction.com that can be used instead. KG
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Info about Snopes.com

For the past few years www.snopes.com < [link to www.snopes.com>] has positioned itself, or others have labeled it as the 'tell-all, final word' on any comment, claim and e-mail.

But for several years people tried to find out who exactly was behind snopes.com. 

Only recently did Wikipedia get to the bottom of it -- kind of makes you wonder what they were hiding. Well, finally we know. It is run by a husband and wife team -- that's right, no big office of investigators and researchers, no team of lawyers. 

It's just a mom-and-pop operation that began as a hobby.

David and Barbara Mikkelson (retired Jewish Ultra Liberal Democrats) in the San Fernando Valley of California started the website about 13 years ago -- and they have no formal background or experience in investigative research. After a few years it gained popularity believing it to be unbiased and neutral, but over the past couple of years people started asking questions who was behind it and did they have a selfish motivation? 

The reason for the questions (or skepticisms) is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issues, when in fact, they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the 'true' bottom of various issues.

When I saw that Snopes had falsely claimed that Obama's Birth Certificate had been properly validated, I realized something was wrong with either their research and/or their credibility. It seems something is seriously wrong with both. Then a few months ago, when my State Farm agent Bud Gregg in Mandeville hoisted a political sign referencing Barack Obama and made a big splash across the internet, supposedly the Mikkelson's claim to have researched this issue before posting their findings on snopes.com. In their statement they claimed the corporate office of State Farm pressured Gregg into taking down the sign, when in fact nothing of the sort ever took place.

I personally contacted David Mikkelson (and he replied back to me) thinking he would want to get to the bottom of this, and I gave him Bud Gregg's contact phone numbers. Bud was going to give him phone numbers to the big exec's at State Farm in Illinois who would have been willing to speak with him about it. He never called Bud. 

In fact, I learned from Bud Gregg no one from snopes.com ever contacted anyone with State Farm. Yet snopes.com issued a statement as the 'final factual word' on the issue as if they did all their homework and got to the bottom of things. Not!

Then it has been learned the Mikkelson's are very Democrat and extremely liberal. 

As we all now know from this presidential election, liberals have a purpose agenda to discredit anything that appears to be conservative. There has been much criticism 

lately over the internet with people pointing out the Mikkelson's liberalism revealing itself in their website findings. Gee, what a shock! They were also big supporters of both Clintons and used Snopes to "debunk" any criticism of the Clintons without checking the validity of the item.

So, I say this now to everyone who goes to www.snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line facts: Proceed with caution. Take what it says at face value and nothing more, and understand their liberal agenda. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that's all the Mikkelson's do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their 'not' fully looking into things.

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