Is this a hoax?

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14/07/2004 at 10:39
This has all the tell tale signs of being yet another hoax - can't find any reference to it in the usual hoax directories: -

"Please pass on.
BEWARE OF NEW CAR-JACKING SCAM - NOT A JOKE!
This is from a Manchester Police Officer.
Imagine you walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into reverse. You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.
So,you unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove the paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view.... When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off.
Your engine would be running (Ladies would have their handbag in the car) and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.
BE AWARE OF THIS SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED
Just drive away and remove the paper from your window later and be thankful you read this notice.
PLEASE inform all friends and family, especially women. A handbag contains all identification and you certainly do not want someone knowing your home address, as they already have your keys!!!"

Has any one come across this?
cougie    pirate
14/07/2004 at 10:44
Probably a hoax.
14/07/2004 at 10:46
seen several similar ones to this - all hoaxes
14/07/2004 at 10:47
"Your engine would be running"

errrr.. no it wouldn't!
14/07/2004 at 10:48
Probably, though as a woman I'm always very careful in car parks, particularly at night

14/07/2004 at 10:51
I thought you were a...

Never mind.
14/07/2004 at 10:54
It is a hoax. There was a similar one doing the rounds not long ago with almost exactly the same sort of wording.

Its a form of chain letter designed to gum up corporate email systems as folks send them around.

14/07/2004 at 11:48
It's a good idea though, thanks Graham.
14/07/2004 at 12:32
lol DavidB - not just a dirty mind are you!!
14/07/2004 at 13:19
my car doesn't have a rear windscreen wiper
Daniel Benson.    pirate
14/07/2004 at 13:48
my car does not have a windscreen
Monique    pirate
14/07/2004 at 13:50
It's plastic bags on the front of the car you need to be careful about.
14/07/2004 at 13:57
Oh Monique!
14/07/2004 at 14:17
Anyway... Benson, get yer A*** in gear and sort out my (rather fetching) photo... Tsk! Do some people EVER work?!
Daniel Benson.    pirate
14/07/2004 at 14:19
Jon,

There's no way that photo can go up on the site. That's disgusting!

Daniel
14/07/2004 at 14:43
Please... I beg on your mercy.
14/07/2004 at 14:51
ThankyouDanielson!

How's the knee?
Daniel Benson.    pirate
14/07/2004 at 14:59
you'll be glad to hear that I happily ignored all the advice given to me!

nah, I went to see some specialist (in knees, not just your average specialist) and he gave me some exercises to do.

The pain has gone, but I've got a cold so can't run anyway.

It was down to some sort of strength inbalance coupled with the fact that I used to have problems with my legs when I was kid.
14/07/2004 at 15:18
Aha... Quad strength problems? I always ignore advice me! I'm a rebel!
14/07/2004 at 15:56
Graham - that con would never work on me. Countless times I've left a race and only notice all the bumph (race entry forms etc) under the front and rear windscreen wipers once I'm driving down the road. I leave them there until I get home.

How are you, ready for a marathon yet?

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