If it's not one thing, then it is another with criminals and their crafty schemes to steal from people like you and me. Now they have come up with the 'license plate scam' and we all need to be aware.

The Fisher's Police Department posted on their Facebook page about a new scam that is hitting their area.

So, we thought we'd put out the warning for those in Northern Maine and Western New Brunswick, should anyone here decide to get any bright ideas.

Here's how the scam went down

According to a report, two men in a pick-up truck pulled up alongside a woman on the roadway, got her attention, and held up a license plate, insinuating that hers fell off.

What saved this woman from a possible theft was that the woman knew her license plate number, sensed that she was in danger and continued to drive on.

Don't think for a moment that this is just one isolated case in a state other than Maine.

Snopes.com has reports of other potential criminals picking up on the scam and attempting it in their own town.

How You Can Avoid This Scam

The moral of this account is for you to memorize your license plate. That way if scammers attempt this on you, you'll be more the wiser and, hopefully, avoid any wrongdoing to you, your family and your property.

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