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PostSubject: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:32 am

NOW HEAR THIS...NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID!!

1. Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS.
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

3. CELL PHONES
I never thought of this.......
This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of the lesson:
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart,
Dad, Mom, etc....
b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from
Them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.


4. Purse in the grocery cart scam...

A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf...wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it

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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:18 am

:shocked1:Golly gosh seems like there is a scam for everything. What is the world coming to

Thanks for info Willow

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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:15 pm

No thieves are not stupid. Just goes to show that people in general are though
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:15 pm

And this is why your remote controls should never live close to their respective devices. There is no resale value on an electrical item without its remote and thieves know that. If you go on holiday - take your remotes with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:26 pm

I can see your logic expatchina but i imagine the suitcases getting lost and then the electrical equipment trying to be saved are all useless.
Seriosly though it is a huge problem these days securing what belongs to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:32 pm

Another favourite of thieves is to clean out a home, wait a month or so for you to buy new replacements and come visiting again.
This happened to my nephew recently.
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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:51 pm

I suppose if you really wanted to remove all the remote controls from your property then the best thing would be is to ask the person who is looking after things while you are away (or obviously someone else) to look after the bagful of remote controls until you got back.
But just leave the one for the TV so the person looking after your property can spend a small amount of time watching the tv which obviously makes the property appear to be occupied.

As for satnav problems, unless you were to actually type in the house number or/and postcode of your property I doubt very much if a satnav could ever lead anyone to the exact door, even if setting it up from within your home to remember your home location, well my TomTom certainly doesn't, but yes it will get you fairly close within a few houses or so, although it would also depend partly on the size and location of your property, terraced type properties, no chance, but detached houses with a decent garden to the sides, well that might be a different story.
But I do agree, only set your home location to somewhere nearby, from there I'm quite sure you will or should be able to find the rest of your way home.

When setting up your home location always use the 'Remember my location' facility, then it does not record any house or postcode numbers and is only accurate to within about 20 or 30 yds/mts.

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PostSubject: Re: Subject: NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID   Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Regarding the Satnavs..my TomTom has a hard time finding much at all, but my Garmin is another story altogether. The 'remember where I parked the car' feature put me within 2 meters of my car in an unlit backstreet, in the middle of the night recently and consistently tells me 'you have reached your destination' as I park in front of my garage door. In our city area, I use my local petrol station as 'home', for obvious reasons.

When I lived in the UK and had to be away overnight, I used a timer to turn the tv on and off periodically and the same with the radio..maybe I was just lucky, but never had a problem in four years.

To beat a thief, you've must learn how to think like a thief!! LOL
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