Paper Slips On Your Windscreen: How To Avoid Them.

Motorists can face a multitude of scams every day. One of the most annoying and prevalent is the placement of small paper documents one your windscreen by unknown individuals. What steps can you take to avoid falling victim to this practice and how can you rest easy when driving out and about in the city? First, we will take a look at what this practice involves before delving into the methods to adopt. Part of the reason why such fraudulent activities can catch drivers off-guard is that many are simply too involved with their hectic day to "read into" what the paper slip claims to represent. Let us examine how these scams tend to function as well as a few steps to avoid the headaches caused by these tiny annoyances.

An Advertisement, a Fine or Much More?

As we had previously mentioned, these papers can sometimes represent nothing more than the marketing scheme of a nearby business. These notices are placed on countless vehicles every day in major cities around the world. They will most often occur when drivers park their vehicles in lots or on the side of streets. Of course, these pieces of paper are normally inserted underneath the wiper blades when we are away from the vehicle or have otherwise become distracted. It takes only a few seconds for a suspicious individual to perform such an annoying act. At first glance, you are more than likely to believe that this note is either a driving fine or an advertisement. However, there are other instances when a seemingly harmless situation can become much worse. How does this scam work?

Taking Advantage of Strangers

Some drivers may have noticed a handwritten note within the margins of the piece of paper. There are many times when an individual will write a note claiming that the driver has inadvertently bumped into another parked car (perhaps in front or behind). This claim could be even more believable if there are physical marks on another nearby vehicle. CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE ...
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