ST. LOUIS COUNTY,
MO (KTVI) — A Jefferson County woman’s Facebook post has set off “alarm bells”
in the minds of holiday shoppers.
There’s a new
scam going around this holiday season. It surfaced around the same time last
year, the Maryland Attorney General reported. Now it’s happening in St. Louis, and spreading.
horrific fact about the holidays, is the sheer amount of scams that come to
light. Just the other day it seems, there was notification of a “Walmart Check”
scam designed to clear out your bank account, and now it turns out there’s one
even worse making a second appearance. While the Walmart scam sends a letter in
the mail, this one is actually much simpler, using only a computer and a
The focus of the
scam is for the person committing the crime to place a fake $100 bill on the
windshields of shoppers inside the store. It could be a grocery store or a
department store, but either way you’ve now got some fake money just lying on
your windshield! By the time you notice it you’ll have more than likely already
unlocked your car, possibly even started it, and then you see it – the ‘money’.
At this point the nearby thieves expect you to get out of your running vehicle
to retrieve it, at which point they hop in the drivers seat and take off with
The latest almost
victim of this scam comes from St. Louis,
Missouri and her name is Kyri
Viehman. Luckily for her she hadn’t even noticed anyone had left anything
behind while she was still in the parking lot, if she hadn’t then her son
sitting in the backseat may have ended up as missing as her car would have been.
Last year, the Maryland Attorney General saw numerous reports of these fake
pieces of currency, so it may be that time of year for it to make it’s comeback.
With that in mind, please make sure to share this with all your family and
friends, there’s no reason anyone should fall victim to a scam as horrible as
this and finding a replacement vehicle while you wait for the investigation
can be even more costly – the last thing anyone needs this holiday season. Remember
to stay safe, to enjoy the holidays as they were meant, and to speak up if you
see anything like this happening in your town!
Please SHARE this
with family and friends to protect them. Everyone should know!
If You See This On Your Parked Car, It’s Not Good Luck. It’s Deadly.4.55SEEKER Monday, 6 June 2016 ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) — A Jefferson County woman’s Facebook post has set off “alarm bells” in the minds of holiday shoppers. Th...