There’s a common holiday scam that crooks like to use to get you to start your car then leave it running. They tend to try this in crowded parking lots, the kind at shopping malls and outlet centers, where people are so busy trying to get Christmas shopping done that they’ll make a grave mistake. The would be robbers leave fake $100 bills under the windshield wipers of parked cars. When the car’s owner returns to leave, they get their car started then notice the money. The robbers hope the drivers will exit their cars to retrieve the cash, giving them the crucial few seconds needed to hop in and drive off.
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