New Year, New Scam Midland-Odessa! If You Find This On Your Car Thieves May Be Nearby
I don't know about you but I am and have always been very aware of my surroundings when I am parked in any parking lot. Mall, grocery store, movie theater, it does not matter, there is too much going on these days not to. Consider this a warning that if this is left on your vehicle, thieves may be close by, watching you, ready to strike.
WHAT IS THE NEW SCAM AND HOW CAN IT AFFECT YOU?
Thieves apparently have now taken to leaving a note on the windshield of your car with a message that states that 'they do not want to steal from you and are tired of stealing but have bills to pay and desperately need money.'
What would you do if you saw that note? On the same piece of paper, the would-be thieves are also leaving their PayPal, CashApp, or a QR code to send Bitcoin. These 'thieves' are insinuating that if you do not pay up, they will be forced to steal from you.
According to KSBW,
multiple cars had the same flyer. Someone also said that car break-ins around the area happen frequently.
One woman said that she works in the area, parks her car in the same spot every day and is afraid the unknown thieves will break into her car if she doesn't send money, so she did send some.
Permian Basin remember to always be aware of your surroundings anytime you are out in public, with this new scam, some may call it a form of extortion, whatever the case, consider yourself warned of this horrible potential situation.