The viral videos of the sometimes-rough life in Russia are sadly entertaining, but this new scam involving Porsche Cayenne headlights may be the most frustrating for drivers! Apparently, because the headlights in the Porsche Cayenne can be removed from the outside and easily–lazy thieves in Russia have been watching for a Cayenne, waiting for the driver to park and leave the vehicle, then simply removing the lights. But then it gets worse.
The Porsche Cayenne headlight thieves do not simply take their haul and sell it for money. They are much lazier than that! The thieves leave a note on the vehicle with instructions on where to wire the money for them, and then leave the lights nearby for the driver to pick up once they have been paid. This system of depositing ransoms into virtual currencies is quite popular in Russia. This sounds like a scam directly out of the series “Trailer Park Boys”…I am kind of surprised.