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December 26, 2011

Community Safety Message when using Parking Lots

 The Cliff Cottam Insurance Team is passing along a safety message for anyone parking in shopping centers.

You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, 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 carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off.  They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.  And guess what, ladies?  I bet your purse is still in the car.  So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!

Beware of this new scheme.  If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away.  Remove the paper later.  And be thankful that you read this e-mail.  I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women.  A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.

Please keep safe when you are out and about to protect yourself!  If you are thinking of reevaluting your auto, home, or business protection, give us a call for a free quote at (800) 807-6871. We would be happy to look for options to save you more money in these difficult economic times.

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