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531 days ago

Subject:VERY VERY GOOD ADVICE! Hope you read this
one.

 

 
 
 
 
 
VERY
                VERY GOOD ADVICE!
 
A
                friend of a friend 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.
NOW
                HEAR THIS…NOT ALL THIEVES ARE
                STUPID!!

This
                gives us something to think about with all our new electronic
                technology.
                
 
GPS.
A
                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
                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.

MOBILE PHONES

I never thought
                of this…....

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
                account.

Moral of the lesson:

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….

And very importantly, when
                sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling
                back.

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.

*PLEASE PASS THIS ON

  • I never thought about
                    the above!

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
                friends…
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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-- Billp


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#1 posted 531 days ago

Looks like good advice to me. I need to make some changes. Thanks

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