Things many never think about

I received this from a friend and after reading it, thought it would be a good gesture to pass that information around.  You’ll see why.


  1. LONG-TERM PARKING: Some people left their car in the long-term parking 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. Twenty 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 When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account Moral of the lesson: a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.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.

9 thoughts on “Things many never think about

  1. colettebytes

    Good to know, I’m sure the holiday season will instigate a lot of scams. It is also, I’m sure, a good idea not to be repetitive with movements. Changing the time of day you go out, keeping an element of change helps to foil anyone watching your routine movements.


  2. sherazade

    “Mamma mia”!!!
    Due giorni fa ho ricevuto la mail di un ex collega di lavoro che mi scriveva all’arma tissima di essere a Kiev gli avevano rubato ogni documento e i soldi e chiedeva a me di inviargli €1000!!!

    Ho subito telefonato a sua moglie e siccome non l’ho trovata ho chiamato in ufficio dove mi hanno detto che era una lettera virus completamente falsa…



  3. Phil Huston

    I made safety movies in the 70s. Take your purse with you. Put your wallet in your front pocket. Don’t tell the newspaper (internet) you’re going on vacation. Lock your damn car. Dogs are the best burglar alarm.


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thank you for the comment, Shera. What amazes me is this kind of “corruption” of morals; how values of character once admired mean so little, having plummeted in the last 40-50 years. It’s as if being an honest, trustworthy person has no meaning now. I remember when I used to mean a great deal.
      [Translator] Grazie per il commento, Shera. Ciò che mi stupisce è questo tipo di ‘corruzione’ della morale; come i valori del personaggio, una volta ammirati, significhi così poco, essendo crollati negli ultimi 40-50 anni. È come se essere onesti e affidabili non avesse alcun significato ora. Ricordo quando intendevo molto.


  4. Phil Huston

    Oops. And common sense, which seems to at a premium these days. Get some. If WalMart’s out, hit up Amazon. Best investment you’ll ever make.


  5. Sha'Tara Post author

    Yes to both comments, Phil. If people did choose “common sense” wouldn’t that make them want to live an upstanding, moral, honest life? Have people mostly forgotten how good it feels to be a GOOD person? We shouldn’t be seeking more security or protection, we should be asking ourselves the trillion dollar question: why?



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