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Taylortony
04-29-2009, 04:28 PM
Posted on another UK forum.


Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for petrol. Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday:

'WARNING FROM POLICE

BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE--NEW WAY TO DO CAR JACKING (NOT A JOKE)'

... You walk across the car parking , unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse.

When you look into the rear-view 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 neutral, 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. I hope you will 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 pass this on.

Taylortony
04-29-2009, 04:28 PM
Posted on another UK forum.


Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for petrol. Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday:

'WARNING FROM POLICE

BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE--NEW WAY TO DO CAR JACKING (NOT A JOKE)'

... You walk across the car parking , unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse.

When you look into the rear-view 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 neutral, 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. I hope you will 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 pass this on.

Urufu_Shinjiro
04-29-2009, 04:51 PM
This is fake, no cases of this have ever been reported, the email has been circulating the net since like 2003. www.snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com) is your friend.

stalkervision
04-29-2009, 05:07 PM
If someone left a large mushroom and cheese pizza on my car they could get me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

R_Target
04-29-2009, 05:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
If someone left a large mushroom and cheese pizza on my car they could get me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mushrooms on pizza.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

I'd run 'em over.

I_KG100_Prien
04-29-2009, 06:16 PM
I dunno.. Portobello Mushrooms go well on a Pizza.. Especially with chicken and spinach. Don't forget the garlic white sauce.

Choctaw111
04-29-2009, 06:20 PM
In all seriousness, if your into carjacking, that's not a bad idea. I am surprised to hear that this is not real.

stalkervision
04-29-2009, 06:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by R_Target:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
If someone left a large mushroom and cheese pizza on my car they could get me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mushrooms on pizza.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

I'd run 'em over. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You wouldn't know what kind of pizza it was till you got mugged.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

iroseland
04-29-2009, 06:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
In all seriousness, if your into carjacking, that's not a bad idea. I am surprised to hear that this is not real. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Genius is very rarely a word used to describe carjackers.

I wont even pull over for a parking ticket.

BSS_AIJO!

raaaid
04-30-2009, 07:13 AM
i think if it was me id fall far the trick

but quite probaly would take the car key with me

JG52Uther
04-30-2009, 10:34 AM
What,so you don't check your car every time you walk up to it?
I would certainly know if there was a piece of paper stuck to the rear window!

Messaschnitzel
04-30-2009, 10:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
What,so you don't check your car every time you walk up to it?
I would certainly know if there was a piece of paper stuck to the rear window! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here. I always take a quick walk around the vehicle to see if everything is clear. You never know when some putz might've chocked your tire with a beer bottle or a lag screw in the parking lot.

Bo_Nidle
04-30-2009, 12:02 PM
This is a fake. I'm a UK Police officer working in a unit that deals with violence, robbery, burglary and car theft. We are briefed daily on the latest criminal tactics from around the country and we have never heard of this.

It is a clever and imaginative idea, so that thankfully rules out 99.9% of the scrotes we deal with.

The repeated use of the term "shift into" when referring to changing gear tends to suggest that this originated in the USA.

I wouldn't say it's beyond the realms of possibility but it is highly unlikely.

K_Freddie
04-30-2009, 12:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
What,so you don't check your car every time you walk up to it?
I would certainly know if there was a piece of paper stuck to the rear window! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm always alert, and would remove the paper before I got into the car. BUT....

About 20 years ago the wife and I walked out of the mall to our car in the parking lot, saw our car, unlocked it and got in.
Turned the ignition key, but it wouldn't turn ???
Turned it the other way - same thing ??????
Tried this 2x more - still nothing.. WTF !!!

Looked around the car, nothing unusual... looked around the parking lot, and saw the exact same car, 2 cars away.
Got out and looked at the registration plates - exactly the same except for the last 2 numbers (of 6)..
Oh well, let me try this.. Walked up to the car, stuck the key into the lock and OPENED the door !!!. My wife eyes are really big at this stage (seen them bigger but I won't go into that.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif). Seeing that we're this far let me start the car.. and it started ?????????

Jumped out the car, and inspected both cars again.. Exactly the same, clean, no unsual smells.. nothing to distinguish the two, except for the 2 numbers.

So we locked the other car, and drove away in the one that we thought was ours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

When we got home we confirmed that it was our car by checking our papers.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

rnzoli
04-30-2009, 01:22 PM
^ Similar happened at my workplace, no kidding.