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Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« on: December 30, 2013, 03:54:08 PM »
Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam



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HPD's Major Offenders Division has become aware of a new scam in Houston, where drivers are approached in parking lots or on the road and told that they have a "wobbly wheel" and forced to pay for repairs to problems they do not have.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Houston-police-warn-drivers-of-new-wobbly-wheel-4846108.php

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 06:06:06 PM »
FORCED to pay????  You mean robbed????  Sounds pretty iffy at best.

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 10:42:51 PM »
Unfortunately, it is not a "new" crime. I can't count the number of folks charging for suspect repairs that I chased off Kroger Parking Lots. The jerks would walk the little old ladies in to our ATM for their cash payments.

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »
Paying for a repair in the parking lot of a place you DROVE to is crazy talk. And I thought mechanics get a bad rap. "Mobile Car Repair" must suck.

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 09:57:10 AM »
Thanks for the information

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 09:57:40 AM »
I can't see myself being forced to pay for something like that...another reason why I carry.
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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 11:07:00 AM »
Brings to mind the whole "reason or force" concept:
http://jpfo.org/articles-assd02/marko.htm

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Re: Houston police warn drivers of new 'wobbly wheel' scam
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 09:55:18 AM »
unfortunately, some people will fall for anything