Connect with us

News

Human Traffickers Reportedly Using ‘Ring on Windshield’ Scam to Trap Victims

A woman in Wisconsin reports that her mother had almost fallen victim to human traffickers.

Savannah Nguyen posted an alarming story on Facebook. It was about her mother Sony’s disturbing experience in the parking lot of a mall in Appleton, Wisconsin. Savannah believed that her mother had almost fallen victim to human traffickers.

Below is Savannah’s story:

Meet Sony (left) and Savannah (right) Nguyen.

My mom was in Appleton at the mall and parked at Macy’s. She was alone and looking at her phone as she was leaving the building and approaching her car. Right after she got in, still looking at her phone, she noticed a large white SUV with tinted windows pull into the spot next to her. She always habitually locks her door as soon as she gets in the car (thankfully). She said she felt a little uneasy because there were so many other empty parking spaces, but they pulled up right next to her car immediately after she got in, so she decided to drive away. On her way home, she could hear something tapping against her windshield, but she didn’t want to stop. When she got home and out of the car, she found this under her windshield wiper.

A shiny pretty thing would easily distract anyone.

This is exactly how human trafficking and abductions take place. They probably watched her get out of her car, placed it on her window, and waited for her to come back. Who knows what would have happened if my mom had gotten out of her car to see what was under her windshield while she was still in the parking lot. Of course, a person would be curious and want to read the writing on the bag. But, in the two seconds it takes you to grab the bag from under the windshield to read what is on there, it might already be too late. Bad things can happen in the blink of an eye.

“Human trafficking and kidnapping is real, and not a topic to be taken lightly,” warned Savannah.

I strongly urge everyone to tell your loved ones about this scenario, whether it be your daughter, son, sister, brother, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or friends — and/or share this post and get the word out. This happened in broad daylight to my own mom (a forty-something year mother of four) and could happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Human trafficking and kidnapping is real, and not a topic to be taken lightly. You don’t think it will happen to you until it does.

Red flag: The human traffickers’ sloppy note written on plastic.

I stop by the mall by myself all of the time. After this situation, I would not recommend anybody go there by themselves or go anywhere by themselves for that matter. Especially teenage girls. Always try to travel in groups and always stay alert in parking lots or public places, especially at night. Don’t look at your phone when you’re walking to your car, and if you don’t have pepper spray, hold your hand in a fist with your keys between your fingers, perpendicular to your bones, until you get into your vehicle. It is so easy for predators to lure or target young women who are alone. So be smart, stay alert, and make it a priority to learn to defend yourself physically. Some people’s instincts and reactions don’t kick in until after the few seconds it takes for someone to sneak up and grab you from behind, and god forbid it be too late to save yourself.

The Grand Chute Police Department did a probe on the incident.

According to Snopes.com, the Grand Chute Police Department near Appleton, Wisconsin was aware about the suspected “human traffickers” incident that Savannah had written about.

Moreover, a post published on the Grand Chute Police Department Facebook page informed residents of Appleton that they were investigating the story.

The police statement revealed:

“Our department has received several inquiries regarding a Facebook post describing an incident that happened yesterday in the Fox River Mall parking lot in which a piece of jewelry was placed on the windshield of a car. The vehicle was then approached by another vehicle as the person got into the parked car. We are investigating the incident and we are working with mall security staff to keep the area safe and enjoyable for everyone.”

Cops gave it their best shot but, alas, no suspects were identified.

They added:

“While we do not know the motive for placing the item on the windshield, it is possible the person responsible had ill intents such as stealing a wallet or purse, stealing recently purchased items, stealing the vehicle itself, or other crimes.”

Ultimately, they were not able to identify the people — the suspected human traffickers — who left the ring on the windshield. Savannah’s original Facebook post also seemed to have been taken down. Or, perhaps, it was simply made private?

Nevertheless, screenshots of the post remain online since it went viral. Whether the story is real or not, it still serves as a reminder for all of us to be more aware of our surroundings and be more mindful of our safety.

82 Comments

  1. Bella Rosario Alejaga

    January 5, 2017 at 4:24 AM

    Jennifer Yvonne Niño tc

  2. Meghan Colombari

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Katie Colombari Sherry Robie Colombari

  3. Venus P. Rutaquio

    January 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Marriel Rutaquio

  4. Gladish Odyssey Lopez

    January 4, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Murrielle Robertson Edrielyn Lopez

  5. Amthal Al BintSaed

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Harres Abdullah ingat ka palagi bunso ha

  6. Robert Edwards

    January 4, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Yvonne Edwards

  7. Jęssiè Çhõ

    March 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Bryna Bryan

  8. Jessie Anne Lee

    January 4, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Yong Yuk Ming Janet Mae Lee Esbong Torres

  9. Khazz Kuzhuppilly

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Sena Kuzhuppilly

  10. Darryl Espancho

    January 4, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    https://wn.nr/9bzpmQ guys enter now to win a PS4 Pro by clicking the link and download the tricky trip game to get an entry

  11. Bong'r Thao

    January 4, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    Na Yang

  12. Bruna Costa Schleis

    March 5, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Bruna Costa

  13. David King

    January 4, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Joy David always pay attention around whenever you’re out walking. TC

  14. Cherry Gift

    January 4, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Melba Lohner

  15. Diana Curtis

    January 4, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Here we go again! It’s simply bull shit!

  16. Venus P. Rutaquio

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Marriel Rutaquio

  17. Gladish Odyssey Lopez

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Murrielle Robertson Edrielyn Lopez

  18. Robert Edwards

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Yvonne Edwards

  19. Jessie Anne Lee

    March 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Yong Yuk Ming Janet Mae Lee Esbong Torres

  20. Darryl Espancho

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    https://wn.nr/9bzpmQ guys enter now to win a PS4 Pro by clicking the link and download the tricky trip game to get an entry

  21. Bong'r Thao

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Na Yang

  22. David King

    March 5, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Joy David always pay attention around whenever you’re out walking. TC

  23. Rebecca Guajardo Mendez

    March 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Elaina Danielle

  24. Rebecca Guajardo Mendez

    January 4, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Elaina Danielle

  25. Cherry Gift

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Melba Lohner

  26. Dayz Estrella

    March 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    Carms Nadroj

  27. Fabian Nox

    March 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    Georginia George

  28. Andrew Dean

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Helen Ann Dean Lea Bass Janet Mouro Sheko

  29. Beatriz Pineda

    January 5, 2017 at 3:25 AM

    Maryann Samadi becareful ma

  30. Kidd Lim

    March 5, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    Tang Chloe

  31. Memey Montemayor

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Dulce

  32. Michell Ho

    March 5, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Ivonne Ho

  33. Jay Bertrand

    March 5, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    How come it never happens to me ffs I could use a change a pace lol 🤔😅

  34. Ines Lakhani

    January 5, 2017 at 1:17 AM

    Helena Tobio

  35. Vivian Bullag Catequista

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Keilhani Marie

  36. Mindy Thorp

    March 5, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Megan Garber be aware of your surroundings. Please lock your doors right when you get in car.

  37. Fabian Nox

    January 5, 2017 at 12:03 AM

    Georginia George

  38. Bry Rojo

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Joan Luzon tol check this

  39. Bry Rojo

    January 4, 2017 at 11:47 PM

    Joan Luzon tol check this

  40. Blanca Ventura

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Samantha Sauseda

  41. Bella Rosario Alejaga

    March 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Jennifer Yvonne Niño tc

  42. Bruna Costa Schleis

    January 4, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Bruna Costa

  43. Meghan Colombari

    January 4, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    Katie Colombari Sherry Robie Colombari

  44. Beatriz Pineda

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Maryann Samadi becareful ma

  45. Amthal Al BintSaed

    January 4, 2017 at 9:23 PM

    Harres Abdullah ingat ka palagi bunso ha

  46. Jęssiè Çhõnģ

    January 4, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    Bryna Bryan

  47. Ines Lakhani

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Helena Tobio

  48. Khazz Kuzhuppilly

    January 4, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Sena Kuzhuppilly

  49. Dayz Estrella

    January 4, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    Carms Nadroj

  50. Diana Curtis

    March 5, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Here we go again! It’s simply bull shit!

News

Mark Zuckerberg’s Booster Chair Noticed By The Internet, Gave Birth To Hundred Of Memes

Mark Zuckerberg may have faced Facebook’s latest issue, but the Internet isn’t the one to easily forgive and forget.

In the past few days, Mark Zuckerberg has been the talk of the town due to Facebook's involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant and the political consulting firm are facing major backlash for obtaining data from over 87 million users for the purpose of supplying the said information to politicians who hired them.

Last April 10, Zuckerberg was invited to give his testimony before the United States Congressional Committee. The proceedings were aired on national TV and was likewise posted online. He was called to answer the issues but one of the things that later captured the internet's attention was his booster chair.

In case you didn't know, booster chairs are used to give some form of elevation to the user when they are seated. They are usually hidden from the crowd's view, as it is being covered by a table.

...
Continue Reading

News

Desperate Parents Beg Money To Save Baby Born With Part Of Brain And Skull Missing

The funds would help the poor baby girl undergo a life-saving surgery.

A 2-month-old baby girl is left fighting for her life, after being born with part of her brain and skull missing. Her parents are so desperate they are begging money for her to undergo a life-saving surgery. Sadly, they are running out of time.

Little Ah Neath’s life depends on her impoverished family, who are doing everything they can to save her. Her father and mother, Srey and Heang, respectively, are desperately gathering funds together. They even decided to sell their properties just to pay for their daughter’s medical care.

...
Continue Reading

News

Woman Playing With Gun Accidentally Shoots Man’s Head On Facebook Live

The incident left the victim in a critical condition.

Houston police are investigating a sick incident involving a man who was accidentally shot in the head inside a car. The three people involved were reportedly inside the vehicle in a petrol station carpark during the gruesome incident and it was all captured in a Facebook live video.

The said footage recorded two people playing around with two handguns. The victim named Devyn Holmes can be heard saying, “You’re making me nervous.” One of them replied, “It ain’t got no clip, bud.”

...
Continue Reading

Trending