I have no idea whether Brian Molloy is/was a member of the Strathclyde Police. He might well be. If he is, I'm sure he has better things to do with his time than sit down and email warnings! That's one of the giveaways with this hoax. Does anyone really think the police are interested in sending email warnings to them about petty crimes when they've got their work cut out keeping up with the criminals in their area.
As usual it's a hoax, in a way. Nothing to do with computers this. Just designed to scare you.
Just make sure you take the usual, sensible precautions when you park your car.
Subject: PLEASE A POLICE WARNING!!! SERIOUS PASS ROUND TO EVERYONEALL CAR OWNERS AND CAR DRIVERS PLEASE READ
Be aware of new car-jacking scheme. You walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift or put into reverse. You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and You notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.So, you shift the gear stick back into park or neutral, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper or whatever it is that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car that is when the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off!! Your engine was running, you would have left your purse in the car and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED IN GLASGOW AND MANCHESTERAND IS MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!Just drive away and remove the paper later! It is stuck to your Window and be thankful that you read this email. I hope you will forward this to friends and family especially to women! A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They already HAVE your keys!!! I have been sent this warning and asked that it be distributed widely to alert everyone -JUST BE AWARE AND TAKE CARE IT WILL PROBABLY SOON ARRIVE IN YOUR AREABrian MolloyDetective ConstableForce Intelligence BureauStrathclyde Police