Since parating na si Santa Claus at ang putukan mga ateh, expect na natin na darami ng bongga ang masasamang loob sa ating paligid. Eto ang ilan sa modus operandi na nabasa ko sa Fesbuk:
WARNING: May bago na naman palang GANG ang nanloloko sa QUIAPO. Kung bibili kayo ng kahit anu don, make sure na you have smaller bills like 100's. Don't bring 500 - 1000. This morning my sister went there to buy something then after paying, three men and a lady run after her and insisted that the 1000 bill she gave was fake! Papalitan nila ung pera mo ng fake tapos insist sa'yo na yun ung ibinayad mo. Papalibutan ka nila, so wala kang magagawa kasi they may harm you. Baka po sa ibang lugar din, so be careful.
WARNING: If you are driving at night and eggs are thrown at your windshield, do not stop to check the car. Do not operate the wiper and do not spray any water because eggs mixed with water can become milky and may block your vision up to 92.5%, and you are then forced to stop beside the road and become a victim of these criminals. This is a new technique used by gangs to get what they want.
Hindi ko pa naman nararanasan ang mga ganyang taktika ng masasamang loob, salamat sa awa at gabay ni Father Above. Wala rin akong balak maranasan ngunit mas mabuting mag-todong ingat tayo at subukan ang mga payo nila kesa i-risk ang ating kasarapan.