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  1. cuddlyfairy

    cuddlyfairy Gold Member

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    I've just received this email and have forwarded it to everyone I know. I thought it worth posting this, even though it has nothing to do with LT. Better informed than ignorant. Sorry if it upsets or alarms anyone.

    An important message from the Police - Please take time to read this
    and take note.

    Please pass this along to all the women you know.....

    This actually happened a few weeks ago on the M3 Fleet services. It
    was early evening and a young girl stopped to get petrol. She filled
    her tank and walked into the store to pay for her petrol.

    The cashier told her 'Don't pay for your petrol yet.....walk around
    the store for a while and act as if you're picking up some other
    things to buy. A man
    just got into the back of your car. I've called the police and they're
    on their way.'

    When the police arrived, they found the man in the back seat of the
    girl's car and asked him what he was doing. He replied, he was joining
    a gang and the initiation to join is to kidnap a woman and bring her
    back to the gang to be raped by every member of the gang. If the woman
    was still alive by the time they finish with her then they let her go.

    According to the police that night, there is a new gang forming here
    originating from London.

    The scary part of this is because the guy didn't have a weapon on him.
    The police could only charge him with trespassing.... He's back on the
    street and free to try again. Please be aware of what's going on
    around you and for your family and friends. LADIES you or one of your
    family and friends could be the next victim.

    Please forward this on to everyone you know. Please do not discard
    this message it is very important that everyone knows what is
    happening.

    Please be careful when leaving your vehicle and make sure it is ALWAYS
    Locked to prevent this from happening to you.

    MET POLICE :

    Subject: POLICE INFORMATION - NOT A JOKE - ACTUAL SAFETY ADVICE

    This first bit is mainly for women, but boys please read it and send
    it on to any women you care about. The second bit is a warning to all
    of us!

    Some sound advice for us all as we all sometimes forget to take our
    common sense with us when we go out. This is from Northants Police..
    Women.... In light of the recent kidnapping and now murder of Leigh
    Mathews I think it is important to read the following info for your
    own safety.

    Things women should know to stay safe:

    Please Take the time to read these pointers. There may just be one or
    two you hadn't thought of. After reading this, forward it to someone
    you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we
    live in.

    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your
    body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

    2. If a robber asks for your handbag, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it
    away from you.... he is probably more interested in your handbag than
    you and he will go for the handbag. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER
    DIRECTION!

    3. If you are ever thrown into the boot of a car: Kickout the back
    tail lights and stick your arm through the hole and start waving. The
    driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

    4.Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating,
    working, etc., and just sit (doing their cheque book, or making a
    list).

    DON'T DO THIS! A predator could be watching you, and this is the
    perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, and
    attack you. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND
    LEAVE.

    5. A few notes about getting into your car in a carpark:

    A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger
    side floor, and check the back seat.

    B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car
    from the passenger door. Most attackers surprise their victims by pulling
    them into their van while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

    C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and
    the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest
    your car, you may want to walk back into the shop, or work, and
    get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE
    SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

    6. ALWAYS take the lift instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible
    places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.

    7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his
    control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running
    target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a
    vital organ. RUN!

    8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may
    get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a
    good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies
    of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help'
    into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his
    next victim.

    9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a
    crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the
    police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police
    told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' The lady then said
    that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was
    worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The
    policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do,
    DO NOT open the door.'

    He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded
    and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone
    dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had
    several calls by women saying that they hear babies' cries outside
    their doors when they're home alone at night.

    Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby.

    I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life.

    A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. 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 and it's better safe than sorry.

    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE - Visit us at
    http://www.northants.police.uk/
    <http://www.northants.police.uk/>

    PLEASE READ. MAY BE HELPFUL AND PLEASE TAKE CARE!! ALL CAR OWNERS AND
    CAR DRIVERS PLEASE READ Warning!!!!

    Be aware of new car-jacking scheme. You walk across the car park,
    unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start
    the engine and shift or put 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 shift the gear stick back into park or neutral, unlock your
    doors and jump out of your car to remove that 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 was running, you would have left your purse in the car and
    they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

    BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED IN
    LONDON/MANCHESTER MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!

    Just drive away and remove the paper later! It is stuck to your window
    and be thankful that you read this email. I hope you will forward this
    to friends and family especially to women! A purse contains all
    identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your
    home address. They already HAVE your keys!!!

    JUST BE AWARE AND TAKE CARE IT WILL PROBABLY SOON ARRIVE
    IN YOUR AREA

    xxx
     
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  3. blue_grapefruit

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    That's scary as hell! I always check the baskseat though cos I'm paranoid. I lock the doors too :D xx
     
  4. nictastic

    nictastic Says it as it is!!!

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    I have been sent this before and idnt know if it was true or not...but always lock my doors too and i am luky my car auto locks as soon as i start drving if i forget... so no traffic light hijacking either xx
     
  5. Starlight

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    The service station story is an urban myth thats been circulating for ages. A lot of the other things are good common sense advice :)
     
  6. Sheep

    Sheep on the up lol

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    i got this one the other day :eek:

    Dear All

    If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers.

    There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at your expense.


    Forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you can, to stop it.

    Many thanks for your time regarding this matter, take care and regards.

    Phil Corris
    Police Constable/Crime Prevention Officer




     
  7. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

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    That ones also been circulating for about 10 years according to www.snopes.com - I LOVE that site :giggle:
     
  8. madhousemum

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    i recieved the e mail about the m3 about 9 months ago. xxx
     
  9. Starlight

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    It seems to get adapted depending on who sends/receives it. When I got it it mentioned the M8 (my local motorway) and the police officer mentioned was allegedly from our local force, not the Met
     
  10. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

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    Tell you what isnt on snopes - my sisers best friend has been having really dirty harassing phone calls for ages. Well, the police are involved and it's a dirty man from the water board who is prank calling the customers off the database! She was told yesterday that he's done a runner!!!

    How weird xx
     
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