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Unfortunately the bad guys are becoming more deceptive. The next time you walk from the quick-mart back to your auto be on the lookout for some supposed Good Samaritan waiting to tell you that you dropped some money, keys or other valuables. That is often a ploy to get the potential suspect to stop long enough to be grabbed.
Keep walking directly to your vehicle; get in promptly; lock the doors and drive off immediately. Count all change inside the store. Take the extra thirty seconds to zip up your wallet and purse. That way you are certain that you will not drop any contents on the way to your car. The $20 bill on the ground could cost you your life.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|