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On the outside looking in
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I got this today. I did a search and hope it's not old news. I think it's too important not to post.

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
theyknew 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.

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money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their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.

* I never thought about the above!
As of now, I no longer have'home' listed on my cell phone

Capt of the spyglass Potlicker club!
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Catfishy,, not to be a worm but that's about two years old amigo.. sound advice but,,, just saying,,it was said to be not true,, but who knows... like I said... just saying!

Capt of the spyglass Potlicker club!
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Neighbors of my dad left to go to the store and thought, "we'll be right back in ten minute" didn't set alarm,, guess what happened when they left and retured ten minutes later.... broke in house and missing lots of High end stuff. So no matter. lock it up and CYA

Bull Frog hunter
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I just put in an address around my house like an office building by the freeway exit I use to go to from different unknown locations. If it is stolen, it will take you to "home" a dealer off the freeway.

Capt of the spyglass Potlicker club!
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lol,, mine has home in it.. but Jr has in in Amarillo,, if they wanna drive down here and think it's a empty house,, my black gun is going to party!
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