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Old 10-08-2009, 09:09 PM
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Points to ponder. Found this elsewhere so references to "me" or "friend" don't really apply.


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money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their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 text 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.
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Don't text but I never give anyone including the wife the pin. If she needs it she knows where it is written down for her only. If they use my gps or anyone else's they will end up at the beaver pond a mile up the road. Don't ask me why. Everybody ends up there even with the proper address yet county control can see my place on satellite sitting in a big field on top of a mountain. The local EMS and fire guys know where I live as does all the road crew so if I have an emergency they get here pretty quick. The police came for a call I made and had to stop at a neighbor to find out where I live. That's why I have 5 dogs and at least one gun that is not "missing".
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Pretty damn chancy they would go after the house too. Whose to say someone isnt home?

This is EXACTLY why I dont have a garage!
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Some friends of mine were bowling one time. Lady got her purse stolen, which contained her keys, driver license. They were at her house when she figured her purse was stolen. She called the police and they didn't even come to see her, they went right to her house and caught the SOB's.
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Pretty damn chancy they would go after the house too. Whose to say someone isnt home?

This is EXACTLY why I dont have a garage!
I thought it was because the garage is where MANLY things happen.
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I thought it was because the garage is where MANLY things happen.
i shave my ass in the washroom silly!
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i shave my ass in the washroom silly!
YOU SHAVE YOUR ASS????? That statement answered a lot of unvoiced questions I had about you.
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YOU SHAVE YOUR ASS????? That statement answered a lot of unvoiced questions I had about you.
Doesnt everyone thats Italian??? (women included)
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