If you were in your car and noticed a $100 bill on your windshield would you jump out to get it?
Most people would, possibly thinking it's a holiday gift from a stranger. But officials say it's likely a scam. Authorities in Maryland are warning people about the potential for this kind of scam, particularly around the holidays.
Officials say when the driver exits the vehicle to grab the bill and leaves the car door open, a thief has the opportunity to steal the vehicle.
Karen Straughn, Maryland Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Protection, wants the public to be aware of it, as reported by ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington. Straughn said an unknown resident, during a public information safety session in Baltimore County, informed her of one incident, but Straughn said she has not seen a police report about it.
"But because it's something of a frightening nature, if this happens to someone, we hope they will take the proper precautions," Straughn told ABC News.
Straughn said she is aware that the scam is touted online as an urban legend, but she wants to warn the public as a precautionary measure.
For more information on this scam and others, check out ABCNews.com's full report.