This is a dastardly scam that targets women as they engage in what is, arguably, the most important function of their lives – shopping.
Next time you go to the mall be aware of what could happen as the consequences will leave you stripped bare.
Welcome to ‘The Restroom Scam’.
This scam is set up by a man sneaking into the restroom when no-one is looking.
He will hide away in one of the stalls until such time as there is only one woman in the restroom with him, in the adjoining stall.
The scam artist will then stand on the toilet and point a gun at the poor defenceless woman in the next stall, demanding that she hand over anything of value that she has.
Stand And Deliver, Your Money And Your Clothes
After taking cash, jewelry and anything else of value, the man will then demand that the woman removes all the items of clothing she is wearing and then shoves them out of the stall, leaving her as naked as the day she was born.
The thief will gather the items of clothing together and will them with him as he hangs an out of order sign on the restroom door before making his escape.
Out Of Order
Of course the out of order sign pretty much guarantees that no-one will come to the woman’s aid.
Additionally, it often takes the woman a good hour or two to pluck up the courage to walk out of the restroom in the nude, giving the thief plenty of time to make his getaway.
Don’t Let It Happen To You
According to law enforcement, the most effective method of avoiding this scam is to be a true female.
In other words, only go to the restroom in groups, as you would in a nightclub!