A common tactic for criminals has made a spike in occurrences lately enabling them to rob unsuspecting victims. Finding a $100 bill tucked under your windshield might make you think that you’re the luckiest person in the world, but it can be more dangerous to you than you could ever possibly know.
The back of the $100 bill will most likely read, “Ha you thought this was read didn’t you?” and stopping to retrieve it from your windshield could be one of the biggest mistakes you ever made.
This is a new tactic used by criminals to hold up unsuspecting an distracted shoppers. Having children in the car makes you a prime target for mugging.
From Conservative Tribune:
After researching on the Internet, she found that this was a common tactic for criminals. They plant the fake bill on a car, wait in the car next to that car, and hope that someone gets out of the car when they return from shopping.
At that point the criminal will rob the unsuspecting and distracted shopper, sometimes with a child to further distract them, and the criminal is gone without having to lure a victim out of the car or worry about giving a victim time to prepare against a mugging.
Viehman had her son in the car.
She posted a picture and her story on her Facebook account to give people a heads-up this Christmas shopping season. Protecting yourself against theft takes many forms, of course, but Viehman is calling on shoppers to be careful about their surroundings and always think about safety, even in what they may consider a safe place.