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Thread: WARNING-A NEW way to rob us now!

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    They have a new way to rob you now!


    What will they think of next!

    A friend sent me this email and I am sending it on to my Friends. Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag (aka my man purse) in the front passenger seat.

    As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right under my door handle.
    My first thought was, "someone has shot my truck!"

    I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and the "light" slowly began to come on.

    I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.

    "Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and unlock it, just as if they have a key.

    No alarms, broken glass or anything.

    I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings. Here is where it gets scary !

    "Oh no, he said, they want the break-in to be so subtle that you don't even realize it.

    They look at your GPS to see where "home" is.

    Now they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break in your home."

    He says they will even leave a purse or wallet and only take one or two credit cards.

    By the time you realize there has been a theft, they may have already had a couple days or more to use them.

    I didn't realize my situation for two full days!

    They even give you the courtesy of re-locking your doors for you.

    Periodically walk around your car, daily if you are in a shopping center or other parking area.

    Report thefts immediately, your bank w/missing check numbers, your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.

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    Wow! What will they think of next! Thank you for the heads up!

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    thank you for the info...I check my bank account every other day or so online. Thankfully I've not been a victim of these scammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Correct, but there are some vary valid points, and we all should be aware of, and take preventive methods.

    Thanks for the Snopes up date though!

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    I put the Police Station's address as my home address. I do pity the fool that would attempt to break in to our home--they would be looking at a gun barrel pointed to them. My Dad and brother would not hesitate to protect our home.

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    I use my DH's GPS once in awhile but when I stop the car I take and put it away, they wouldnt know I had one thank god ! I do know alot of people who leave them out in the open. I will pass along the info.

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    crazy world we live in

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    Oh Mt Gosh!!! Its really scary...You were fortunate though that you had something to put in passenger side of vehicle. This way you knew about it right away!! Not that thats any consolation (sp?) I go days sometimes weeks without even seeing my passenger side!!! I hope all goes ok and you dont find anything missing Take care Cheryl :D

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    How sad, people just seem to findnew ways to steal all the time!

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