Subject:VERY VERY GOOD ADVICE! Hope you read this
VERY GOOD ADVICE!
friend of a friend left their car in the long-term parking at
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.
HEAR THIS…NOT ALL THIEVES ARE
gives us something to think about with all our new electronic
couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew 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
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
I never thought
This lady has now changed her habit of how
she lists her names on her mobile 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the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank
Moral of the lesson:
disclose the relationship between you and the people in your
contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby,
Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc….
And very importantly, when
sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling
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
*PLEASE PASS THIS ON
- I never thought about
As of now, I no longer have ‘home’ listed on
my cell phone.
Even if this does not pertain to
you….Pass it on to your family and
found in this message.
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