A woman in New Orleans spotted a car seat in the roadway and her immediate reaction was to get out of her car and check it out, luckily her son reminded her of this potential danger.

Lisa Negrotto posted this photo of the car seat on the road as a reminder to approach anything with caution.

Her son, who was with her in the car at the time she spotted the car seat, stopped her from approaching it because he remembered hearing about this ploy.

The car seat is used as a "decoy" to get people out of their car and then the car is stolen or the person carjacked. Even worse, some are using this as a tool to get you out of your car and then abduct you on the spot.

Personally, I've never heard of this tactic, but I do recall hearing about the threat of getting out of your car to adjust your windshield wipers.

In any case, this is a good reminder to always be aware of your surroundings and to always approach things out of the norm with caution.

We hope you'd share this with your friends on social media so that they do not become a victim.