It’s horrifying to think of the extreme lengths sex traffickers are willing to go in order to capture their victims. This woman’s dangerous encounter is a reminder to think twice before responding if you find yourself in a bizarre situation. Please share this with every woman you know!
One young lady recently took to Facebook to warn fellow women about a new tactic traffickers are using to trick their victims.
Savannah Nguyen (pictured right) explained that her mother, Sony (pictured left), recently found herself in an unusual altercation and barely managed to escape.
It was just a regular day for the Wisconsin native who was running errands. But when she returned to her vehicle after doing a bit of shopping, she noticed something rather bizarre.
Sony Nguyen spotted a large white SUV with tinted windows pulling up next to her vehicle. The parking lot was fairly empty and she knew “something just didn’t feel right.”
Thankfully, Nguyen followed her gut-instinct and sped away as fast as she could — just before noticing a rather unusual “gift” left on her windshield.
When she arrived home, Nguyen found a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be an expensive ring. The handwritten note on the “gift” read, “Free gift: sterling silver ring from Kay Jewelers.” The bizarre “gift” left on her windshield confirmed her gut-feeling of being in danger.
It’s been reported that this is one of the latest tactics used by human traffickers: They leave an expensive piece of jewelry tucked under the windshield wiper. When the confused driver goes out to retrieve the “gift”, the criminals kidnap the victim before they realize what’s happening.
Savannah Nguyen wrote a long note on her Facebook page pleading with others to be cautious. She wrote, “This is exactly how human trafficking and abductions take place. They probably watched her get out of her car and 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.
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 old mother of four) in Appleton, WI, 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. 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. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!”
If it looks too good to be true, RUN! Please share this woman’s sobering warning with everyone you know!