Are you feeling Sleuthy? Today is our Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge. Guess what you think is the correct answer in the comments below and if you get it right, you will have a chance to be entered to be March’s Super Sleuth of the month. At the end of the month the sleuth with the most correct answers will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble (One of my personal favorite reads of 2014).
Thieves have been finding new ways to make money every year. From stealing electronics to jewels they are always on the prowl for a new quick and easy way to pad their pockets. Especially now with the struggling economy, people are looking for a fast way to make a buck.
This past year shoplifting alone cost U.S. retailers over $13 billion. That’s not even counting car theft, jewel heists, bank roberies, passport theft, I.D. theft, etc.
A new item is all the rave in criminal circles. Theft of this item cost Americans $50 million this past year. They are quick to sell on the black market and sometimes the owners can’t even tell that they have been stolen. It takes a mere two minutes once the crook is in to get his/her loot and be on their way.
You may have even been a victim of this crime yourself and not know it. Time to test out your sleuthing skills.
Which of the following items has cost Americans $50 million this past year without many of them even knowing it:
1. jump drives
2. taser guns
4. car airbags
Let’s see your Super Sleuth prowess. Leave your best guess in the comments below, then stay tuned in the next week to see the posted answer.