Good Samaritan Theft Scam

The U.S. Embassy is aware of a scam involving good Samaritans offering to help drivers and passengers of disabled vehicles.  The scam involves someone tampering with a vehicle in advance, such as deflating its tire(s). When the driver attempts to make the repair, a nearby “good Samaritan” offers assistance.  While the driver is distracted, another individual steals property from inside the car.

The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens to be aware of your location at all times while driving in The Bahamas, maintain a general awareness of the condition of your car and tires, and to contact local police to report if you fall victim to this theft scam.

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