The Definition: The Window Tap Scam is a simple case of misdirection, the same as any amateur magician might use. While you are focusing your attention on some mundane task, your valuable items are being secreted away by one of the scam artists.
The Mark: Any careless individual who is not paying proper attention to the location of his or her valuables. An item that you cannot see, or are not touching, is grist for the hustler’s mill.
The Scam: One of our light-fingered scam artists has noticed a young woman at a café, who has foolishly hung her pocketbook on the back of her chair. She cannot see it; she cannot feel it; and very soon, she will not have it. This mark will pay the price for her trusting nature.