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Old 11 November 2015, 08:37 PM
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Yeah scam was probably not the best choice of wording on my part. The point I was trying to make though was that it's not uncommon to be warned to be wary of people approaching you and asking for some seemingly innocent item like a lighter. It's a way to get you to open your purse for one thing and it's a way to distract you for another. In a parking lot as I'm trying to get into my car I would definitely not appreciate a strange man coming up to me asking for a light. I wouldn't pull a gun but I also wouldn't be offering a lighter assuming I had one. And like LPP I'd be thinking about where I put my pepper spray.
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