Papillion neighbors warn of car note scam

Posted at 10:15 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 00:05:58-04

A warning from homeowners in the Glenwood Hills neighborhood. 

People have been finding notes on their cars. Initially it appears that somebody is doing a good deed and being honest but neighbors say it's a con job.

The notes were concentrated in the Glenwood Hills neighborhood on Queen Drive, although neighbors say some notes were also found on Corn Drive. 

Brandon Kurtz discovered a note left on the windshield of his Jeep Tuesday morning. It claimed his vehicle was damaged and listed an out-of-state contact number. 

"The note said this man by the name of Roy dinged my car which was very strange because I was parked at the end of my driveway, and I didn't see any damage to my car whatsoever," Kurtz said.

The same identical note was found at houses up and down the street. All handwritten on notebook paper. All claiming a man named Roy hit their car. 

"They went around through all of our driveways up close to our house in the middle of the night. Kinda creepy," said Lisa Wilson, who received one of the notes. 

None of the vehicles showed any signs of damage. Some of the neighbors say they'd received the same note from "Roy" a year earlier. Some guess "Roy" is really a scammer.

"I've heard everything from they want you to leave a message where they take your voice and do things with it; other things say they are fishing for phone numbers and trying to get information. Or they want you to leave information for your insurance so they can make a claim on you. So many different ways people scam these days," Wilson said.

The Papillion Police Department says they're investigating the incident. They say if you find one of these notes on your car, do not call the number.