Have you ever seen a stray $20 bill laying on the ground and literally thrown yourself at it? These unexpected treasures that pop up from time to time seem to be a blessing. Who doesn’t want some free cash? For a moment, we feel some excitement that distracts us from everything. You may not expect it, but there are people in the world that will use this moment to take advantage of people in a horrible way.

Savannah Nguyen has taken to the internet to let the world know about an incident that happened to her mother at the Fox River Mall in Appleton, Wisconsin. Savannah’s mother found a piece of jewelry on her windshield, but it wasn’t by accident this time. Little did she know that she may have been lured by a thief.

One day, after leaving Macy’s at the Fox River Mall alone, Savannah’s mother went to her car and noticed something very odd.

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The moment she got into her vehicle, a large white SUV parked next to her.

This frightened Savannah’s mother because the lot had a large number of open parking spots and the SUV decided to park right next to her.

On the way home from the mall, she heard something weird banging against the windshield the entire drive.

After arriving home, she checked to see what was on her windshield and noticed this little baggy with a ring inside.

Poorly written on the front of the bag were the words “Free gift: silver sterling ring from Kay Jewelers”. While it’s hard to say for sure what the intent was behind the placement of the ring, this, in combination with the mysterious white SUV happening at the same time, seems like more than a mere coincidence.

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Savannah thinks that the jewelry was placed as a way to lure her mother back outside of her car.

In her online warning, she said, “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.”

Savannah’s mother probably did the right thing by driving away quickly when she noticed the white SUV.

Read more about how to avoid falling victim to these kinds of scams on Diply.