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If You See an Envelope in Your Car, You’re in Danger

If You See an Envelope in Your Car, You’re in Danger

So…You’re driving along a highway, the
weather’s good, and you’re in total control of the car. And suddenly – bam! – another
driver comes out of nowhere, cuts you off, and slams the brakes! Naturally, you can’t
avoid the collision. Sounds like a typical fender bender, but you might be surprised
to know that this is one of many scams people try to pull on the road! 1. The Cut and Brake Scam
So let’s start with that situation. You’ve now got a mangled front bumper, and you’re
standing there looking at your poor vehicle, mouth ajar. What just happened? Why did he
slam the brakes after cutting you off?? Hey, he did it on purpose, and he’s after your
cash! But it doesn’t end there. The car that cut you off turns out to be full of passengers
complaining about neck and back pain. You want to be empathetic and believe what they’re
telling you, but don’t! Otherwise, you’ll end up with a serious collision and injuries
claim against you. All you must do is play it cool. You were
driving carefully, you were attentive of all the other drivers on the road, you weren’t
tailgating, and that’s all good! That’s exactly how you should be driving, so the
evidence will be on your side when you fight this thing. Call the police and gather your
own evidence just in case. Take pictures of both cars, the road, everything! Were there
any witnesses? Get their information. Pay attention to the passengers’ behavior. If
they move around freely and start pretending to be badly injured only after the police
and ambulance arrive, the accident is most likely a scam. But once the case gets fully
investigated, you should walk away from this thing with the law on your side. And it also
doesn’t hurt to invest in a dash cam for your car! 2. White Smoke
Let’s say you’ve found your car a cozy spot in a parking lot and left to go run your errands.
As soon as you return and start the car, puffs of thick white smoke appear from under the
hood or the muffler. Then, a stranger shows up and, gesticulating wildly, tells you that
you have some horrible problems with your car. Naturally, you’re in a panic, so you
jump out of your vehicle and run to open the hood to look inside. Your noble assistant
tells you to go start the engine while he checks it. Unfortunately, if you fall for
this lie and get back behind the wheel, the “volunteer” will start tinkering around,
and – surprise, surprise! – your car won’t start. After that, they’ll offer to tow
your car to the nearest service station. If you agree, be ready to pay for your gullibility.
Not only will this person demand payment for his towing services, but his buddies at the
garage may also trick you by saying that your car needs some costly repairs. Ok, first, try to figure out the cause of
the smoke yourself and don’t let strangers approach your car. I’ll tell you right now,
that guy had poured some oil on the muffler or the bottom part of the engine while you
were away. Also, check if any warning lights are flashing on the dash. If you’re still
unsure whether you’ve been tricked or not, you can never go wrong by calling a legit
car service or towing company. Never agree to towing services from strangers who conveniently
pop up out of nowhere! 3. Unexpected Help
Going along the same lines of that convenient good Samaritan, this scam goes a little something
like this: you’re driving along perfectly fine when, suddenly, someone starts flagging
you to pull over. The driver comes up to your car and says he’d seen white smoke billowing
from under your hood. You don’t know any better since you were behind the wheel and
couldn’t see anything under the car, so you take his word for it. In the same breath,
the scammer so graciously offers to check under the hood for you, and while they’re
at it, they inconspicuously spray a bit of oil under the engine. And voila! – white
smoke does billow out when you start the car up again to see for yourself. The criminal
then pretends to be repairing the defect and succeeds in eliminating the problem. Hurray?
Not so fast! After that, this on-site repairman starts demanding money for his services, and,
believe it or not, a lot of people (especially inexperienced drivers) agree to pay up! Later,
however, they find out that their car didn’t have any problems at all, and they’d been
bamboozled! Whatever happens, do not accept any suspicious
help. If something like this ever happens to you, just call a friend, relative, or a
trusted mechanic to come help you out. If you can’t hear any suspicious noises from
under the hood, everything looks normal, and there aren’t any warning lights lit up on
the dash, simply continue your trip without ever leaving the car. 4. A Hurt Pedestrian
Here’s another way they like to play with your empathy and guilt. You’re slowly creeping
along the parking lot looking for a spot with full concentration. You don’t pay any attention
to a person walking past your car. But suddenly, the pedestrian hits the ground, most likely
damaging or even breaking off your sideview mirror in the process. Obviously, you get
out of the car to see if they’re ok. That’s when the “victim” starts threatening you
that they’ll call the police. “But we can settle it right now,” they add. What would
you do in this case? Experienced drivers (or skeptics!) won’t give in. But there are
those who do. So, don’t be one of the gullible ones! Simply
agree to call the police right then and there. Sometimes that alone is enough to send the
“victim” running. But even if they suddenly have a change of heart and promise that “everything’s
cool, no hard feelings or complaints,” insist that they wait for the police to come and
file a report. Otherwise, they might call the authorities later with your plate number.
Plus, if this person purposely damaged your car, you should be compensated for that! Anyway,
don’t sweat it. The police will likely examine footage from surveillance cameras in or near
the parking lot. Again, if you’ve done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. 5. “Come on over!”
This is a particularly dangerous scam that’s hard to fight. Crooks notice a driver who’s
trying to merge into traffic. They slow down and wave their hand to signal that they’re
letting the driver in. But just as the unsuspecting victim merges into the lane, the good Samaritan
speeds up and crashes into their car! The next thing the victim knows, the crook vehemently
denies ever letting the other driver over and claims that they just merged right into
them! This is a situation when witnesses could play
a key role. If there were any and they’ve so graciously pulled over to stand up for
you when the police get there, then that’s ideal. But it also doesn’t hurt to be extra
careful and attentive when merging into traffic. Keep your eyes on the car ahead and behind
you, and you shouldn’t fall victim to this scam. 6. Envelope in the Car
This scam typically goes like this: in the morning, you get into your car, coffee in
hand and ready for another day. But then you notice an envelope lying on the passenger
seat. That wasn’t there yesterday, so how did it get here overnight? You’re positive
that you locked your car last night. That’s when it hits you: someone broke into it! But
that’s not all. You open the envelope, and it reads: “Dear Sir/Ma’am, we’ve tested
your car’s alarm system and the possibility of a break-in. As you can see, your vehicle
has major security risks. We expect your financial gratitude, and in return, we’ll send you some
personalized recommendations on how to protect your car.” There’s also an account or
phone number attached to the letter. So, do you send the money and wait for their awesome
services? Of course not! By no means should you ever
send money to strangers with threats! It’ll only encourage them to keep going. Call the
police! Also, try to leave your car only in secured parking lots, and get your alarm system
checked regularly by your car’s manufacturer. Now, before I leave you with all that to think
about, please remember that people fall victim to these kinds of scams more often than you
think. Whether it’s because they want to save time or would prefer to settle a problem
on their own without the police or lawyers, it does happen. So don’t let it happen to
you! Have you heard of other tricks scammers use
on the road? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
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100 thoughts on “If You See an Envelope in Your Car, You’re in Danger

  1. Oh no I’m


    So scared I was bringing an envelope to the post office and there was an envelope so scared 😂😂😂😂

  2. I just happen to be one of those convenient good Samaritans every chance I get. The real thing, not the scammer. And so have been a popular target for the parasites. There really are good people out there, and more good ones then bad ones, but good lord are the bad ones active, and many of the good one are getting to concerned to risk helping. Here's some ways I've started to discover that helps for telling which you are meeting if someone offers you convenient help.

    1: I f they insist on helping, call the cops. Good folks will offer help and never try to push it on you. You're a meal ticket to the parasites, and they will be loathed to let you escape. They will try to talk you into it. The most a good person will do is assure you that it's not an inconvenience for them to help out.

    2: Let them know that there's no profit to be had from scamming you, and try to look like you wouldn't be worth the effort. When they offer, thank them and drop a comment along the lines of 'With all the medical bills that have been piling up, I can't even afford to drive most of the time, much less pay for any kind of repairs'. It happens even with the most wealthy looking folks and is believable. Most scammers won't invest any more real effort in a 'dud' and will quickly find an excuse to be on their way in hopes of having time to try again. The real thing will make it quite clear that they do not want anything from you and are helping simply because they feel it's the right thing to do. Heck, many are likely to offer /you/ a few bucks to help you out.

    3: Remind your self that 'Fear Sells'. Think about all the times you have talked to others and passed on stories. Did you choose to tell the one about the helpful person you met once that was honestly helpful, or did you choose to pass on a warning about the one you heard about that was a scammer? Then ask your self, if you made that choice, what are the odds that many other people did the same? Once you do that, it'll be kinda obvious why things sound so bad today. Watch the news and all the horrors they talk about. Then consider for a moment that this was gleaned from the entire nation and was felt to be the most attention grabbing. If in a country as huge as the US, what we hear in the news is the /worst/ people could find from the entire country… It's dang near a utopia out there, not a war zone like it sometimes seems. Yes, there is danger. No, it's not more then ever, it's actually far less then ever. You are simply more aware of the things that you were not aware of before.

    4: Know that you have lost some of the bliss of ignorance, nothing more. But in compensation for that loss, you have gained the ability to actually protect your self if you should become the target for such a thing, where as if you were still enjoying the bliss, you'd be in for a rude wake up call.

    5: There is need for awareness, not paranoia. There is need for caution, not fear. The more separated and suspicious we become, the more the scammers have to work with to prey on us. Find the good folks, and encourage people to connect and get to know others. The more you know, the simpler it is to spot the fakes and the harder it is for them to rip folks off.

    6: Know for a fact that the more confident you are that you'll never be fooled, the simpler it will be for you to be fooled. Never be certain you know everything in any situation, and you'll be more likely to notice the inconsistencies that can alert you to trouble. The prideful are the easy targets, the humble are a lot harder.

    7: Truly helpful and kind people help because they enjoy it. They do not want anything more from you then the opportunity to feel good about helping you. A simple and heart felt 'Thank you' is worth more to us then gold. If the person seems to feel you should wrap a bit of that gold around the thank you, to dress it up and show how real it is, that's a scammer running a business, not a helpful person. Treat them accordingly.

    8: We all want to help some one for helping us, and the con-men know this. It's their primary hook. I lost my home because of such scammers, and am in a bad spot and in serious need of help my self. With that in mind, I would rather some one not pay me for helping, even though I need it. The reason is, once the profit is removed from these sorts of scams, they will fade out. In the long run it will help me more to see these sorts of scams a thing of the past, then getting a few bucks right now and seeing them continue.

    9: Don't waist your time looking for good people in the world. You're unlikely to recognize them when you see them. Case in point, you are looking. If you could recognize them you'd know you were already seeing many. There is only 1 place you should worry about looking for a good person. The mirror. Keep the person you see in the mirror a good person, and you will see more and more of the good person in others. Caviet.. Keep in mind that this effect it best summed up in the old saying 'We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.' So just because you see good in some one doesn't actually mean it's there in them, so don't ignore inconsistencies and warnings. But, it does at least mean that it's there in you. And that's at least something.

    I hope this helps someone. Know that I am a Fool, so if you don't see anything of value to you in my words, you can write it off to that. Best of luck, reality is a wild ride.

  3. My dad pulls over and helps people all the time and after if he does fix it he doesn't ask for money and if they try to give him some he will deny so that's not always true. There are good people. Don't make others think everybody is a bad person

  4. Well yeah I whould think I'm in danger if I lock my car door and all of a sudden I see a danmed envelope in there.

  5. One trick scammers use: the parents borrowed your car scheme: first you get a phone call by your one of your parents that is visiting you telling that they need to borrow your car (btw tgis happens in the morning) then they think that you will just say ok fine and say where your car keys are in your house allowing them to steel your car and worse blackmail you (btw they used spoofing to replicate the phone number). Now I hope you don't fall into the trap of the scam

  6. Thank you for your information but… I'm just 9 years old so i dont have to worry abaut that but i can still tell my mom, my dad, and my brother that!😉

  7. Once i was in my car to school my mom turns off the car on accident then once she tries to turn it on then it was not working and got it fix i dont know how they even got the car to Nissan

  8. Yes, The "I'm Lost" scam…..
    So say you where driving on a highway and someone pulls over beside you or near you they will have you stop beside them and ask for directions …<DONT GIVE THEM DIRECTIONS>… their probably just trying to check out your stuff or they will try to see your licence plate witch will let them follow you to a place where you have to leave your car witch allows them to steal your things.

    Another one is, "My car is broken" scam…….
    Like the first one someone will pull over and wait till someone else pulls over to see what happened, the person will say that their car has broken down, or their out of gas,etc. They will ask for a ride home or a ride to somewhere far away witch allows them to steal some of your goods………………….. ( HEY WHERE'S MY PHONE!!??? )
    …..Drive safe on the road BrightSiders….. …( 0 w 0 )…

  9. My parent's almost got scammed but my mom was pregnant so they said sorry and had let u proceed with our trip

  10. If you see your mom holding you PS4/Console out the window… YOUR IN DANGER…
    (few seconds later…)
    ChildAbuseLine(CAL):Hello, how may we help you?
    Me:I have been punished..
    CAL:By who?
    Me:My mom…
    Me:Me not have PS4/Console anymore…
    CAL:Uhhhhh. okkk……. How may we help you?
    Me:Stop displaying ADS and invest for some money to get me and everyone else PS4's, you jerks!

  11. I Find an Envelope in my car-

    Me- Oh My God I'm in Danger!

    Reality- My friend kept the envelope there..

    Another Reality- I don't have a car!💫

    Edit- Like if you laughed!😂😝

  12. Woes the forensics team ever get called to these kind of Situations? HhhhhHhhhhHHHHhhhhhhmmmmmmMMMmmmmmmMmmmmMmM…????

  13. I've found out my mom's and dad's car was forgot to unlocked a their a drink here theif came up and stole the necklace got stolen and they triped and fell still rann of a it a couple clones and dollars it happens twice and they stole my medication.

  14. This’s video helped me when 3 of these things happened so I liked, subscribed and all that so should u😀😀

  15. * rolls down window to see if they are ok *

    Them: I'm calling the police! We can settle it now though~
    Me: … Mmmmmmmmmmmm-
    Me: drives away

  16. We were in MD and we were parked next to two empty spaces. When we came out of the store, some person had pulled his car into the lot next to us, extremely close! When we approached our car, he began accusing us of scratching his car and showing us the literally inch-long scratches, and demanding that we pay for the repairs! My dad didn’t want to cause any trouble, so he said, “I’ll give you twenty bucks.” But the other guy demanded sixty! He said that if my dad didn’t pay the sixty, he would call the police, and ensure that they think it was our fault. My dad wanted to avoid making a scene, so he gave the guy the sixty bucks that we really couldn’t afford! And that’s how we fell victim to a scam.

  17. I've heard A woman with car trouble is a common scam. They usually park at the side of a road and puncture their own tires.
    Then flag down unsuspecting men.

  18. Here’s a scam sort of thing….. some people particularly on county roads at night will keep their headlights on all the way causing the person in the car with no sight on the road then later car into a tree on the side of the road.

  19. I have one a pedestrian acts hurt and you think it was your fault and get out of the car to help them with your keys in the car and then the fake Pedestrian 's friend steals your car

  20. There is also for peoples cars lose paint and they say I can paint this car for you then they say they need half the price to get the paint and then they leave but they don,t come back.This has happened to me before

  21. Bright side: if you see an envelope in your car your in danger…

    Me: sees envelope in car, oh poo…

    I'm in danger

    It just from my mum!


  22. 911; 9111 whats you emergency

    Me: There's a letter in my car

    911:what does is it say

    Me: im comeing to tob you dude

    911: lol sending an officer

  23. alright so this happened to my family member where a car had his high beams on and my family couldn't see anything but lights and then crashed into them saying it was my family member

  24. Yeah they tell you
    You: * be. Just driving
    Them: hey I think I saw st coming out of your car
    Ur come out and they say I'll goin your car while you work on it
    And once you get out and hegetin he run you ovver and gets away with the car

    Sometime he doesn't run you over

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