One thing that is a universal truth is that there are some things that are too good to be true. Another is that there is always someone out there trying to use the good nature of others in order to con them or hurt them.
A Missouri woman took to Facebook to warn others after she found a $100 bill on her car windshield and quickly learned that it was a fake, planted there by carjackers.
Kyri Viehman explained in her Facebook post that she was at a Michaels craft store when she encountered the bill: I was out shopping with my mom for Christmas decorations for our first family Christmas tree. We wrapped up at Michael’s and I headed to my car, said goodbye to my mom, wrestled to put Eli into his car seat and head back home.
I began driving down 141 and noticed what looked to be a $100 bill sitting under my wiper blades.
Being a dedicated listener to the Bobby Bones Show, I thought someone was #pimpinjoy for this single mom wrestling with a crabby toddler around the holidays. That’s where my naivety came into play. I pulled over to the side of the road to retrieve this miracle money that came into my life at the perfect time.
The bill was placed under the wipers where you had to get out of your car, walk around front, and grab it (you could not just roll down your window).
The woman said she opened the bill and read a note from the person that placed it on her car, acknowledging it as a fake.
Viehman continued: I went home and read a few articles online about a new scheme carjackers are using to take vehicles. The person who placed the money on your car is usually in a car right next to yours. Once you step around the front of your car, they jump into the drivers seat and take off.
Luckily, I didn’t see this “bill” until I was already driving down the highway, and no one was around when I pulled over.
Everyone just be careful and be smart with your actions. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and if you feel uncomfortable, ask for someone to walk you to your car. Stay safe out there. I never thought of something like this happening around here, much less to me.
I am grateful I did not see the bill initially or my car, with my son inside, could have been taken. Someone was definitely watching over us at that moment.
The photo quickly went viral, with some readers describing similar situations that they experienced.