Make sure you read the entire thing. Towards the end is really important!
The notice below was posted on JCPenney's e-mail
this morning to all Female Associates. I wanted to pass the information on
Recently on Inside Edition there was an article
about several new scams to abduct women.
In one, a man comes up to a woman in a Mall or
Shopping Center and asks if she likes pizza. When she says she does, he
offers her $10000 to shoot a commercial for Pizza, but they need to go
outside where the lighting is better. When the woman goes out of the mall
she is abducted and assaulted.
Another ploy is a very nicely dressed man asks a
woman if she would be in a Public Service announcement to discourage drug
use. The man explains that they don't want professional actors or
celebrities; they want the average mother to do this. Once she leaves the
mall she is a victim.
The third ploy, the most successful, a frantic man
comes running in to the mall and asks a woman to please help him, his baby
is not breathing. She runs out of the mall following him and also becomes
These have been happening in well-lit parking
areas, in daylight as well as night time, all over the country. The abductor
usually uses a van to abduct the woman.
'Inside Edition' set up a test in a Mall and 10 out of 15 women went out of
the mall on the Pizza and the PSA scam. And all of them went out of the mall
on the baby scam. Please pass this along to your friends and family as now
that it has been shown on nationwide TV there are bound to be copycats of
this. The third one, I think, is the scariest. You might resist pizza or
becoming a commercial
celebrity...but who would be able to resist a frantic father asking for help
for his child? I'm sure that one would get me.
A woman was shopping at the Tuttle Mall in
Columbus. She came out to her car and saw she had a flat. She got her jack
and spare out of the trunk. A man in a business suit came up and
started to help her. When the tire had been replaced, he asked for a ride to
his car on the opposite side of the mall. Feeling uncomfortable about doing
this, she stalled for a while, but he kept pressing her. She finally asked
why he was on this side of the mall if his car was on the other. He
claimed he had been talking to friends. Still uncomfortable, she told him
that she had just remembered something she had forgotten to pick up at the
mall and she left him and went back inside the mall. She reported the
incident to the mall security and they went out to her car. The man was
nowhere in sight. Opening her trunk, she discovered a briefcase the man had
set inside her trunk while helping her with the tire. Inside were rope and a
butcher knife. And, when she took the tire to be fixed, the mechanic
informed her that there was nothing wrong with her tire, that it was flat
because the air had been let out of it.
I was going to send this to the ladies only, but
guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may
want to pass it on to them, as well.
Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world
we live in has a lot of crazies in it....better safe than sorry.
PLEASE BE SAFE AND NOT SORRY! JUST A WARNING TO ALWAYS BE ALERT AND USE YOUR
Never let your guard down.