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CHARITY FRAUD

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 29, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Charity fraud does a lot of harm. The con artist takes advantage of people's good will and takes their cash - money that was meant for people in need. You can make sure that any money you give gets into the right hands. Just remember these tips when somebody asks you for a donation.

  • Ask for identification - the organization AND the solicitor. Find out what the purpose of the charity is and how funds are used.
  • Ask if the contributions are tax deductible.
  • If you're no...
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AVOIDING VIOLENT CRIMES - Street Safety (Use Common Sense)

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)
  1. Stay in well lighted, busy areas. Avoid walking alone and avoid known trouble spots.
  2. When you carry a purse, hold it close to your body rather than by the handles. Do not wrap purse straps around your wrist, because you can get hurt in a struggle.
  3. Carry only what you need in a purse or wallet, not everything you have.
  4. Avoid using shortcuts through dark alleys, fields, or vacant lots.
  5. If you think you're being followed, cross the street and change direction...
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AVOIDING VIOLENT CRIMES - Robbery

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (1)
  1. Avoid carrying valuable items or large amounts of money.
  2. Always think ahead. For example, when traveling at night, have your keys ready to enter the house or start the car.
  3. If you are confronted by a robber, the best advise is to cooperate.
  4. If you resist, there is a greater chance that you may be hurt.

AVOIDING VIOLENT CRIMES - Sexual Assault

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 28, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
  1. Use initials instead of first names on mail boxes and phone listings.
  2. Avoid remaining alone in an apartment laundry room or parking garage.
  3. Never admit on the telephone or at the door that you are alone.
  4. It is risky to accept a ride home from someone you have just met.
  5. If you decide to physically resist assault, remember that your goal is to incapacitate the attacker long enough to run to safety and get help.
  6. If you have been a victim of sexual ass...
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ATM SECURITY

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 28, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

ATM cash machines have been incorporated in our way of life. They offer a real convenience to those on the run but at the same time offer an element of risk. Using an ATM machine safely requires awareness and a little planning. Just because an ATM machine is open and available 24-hours a day doesn't mean it is safe to use it. Most ATM robberies occur at night between 8:00 and midnight. ATM robbers usually position themselves nearby waiting for a victim to approach and withdraw cash. Most ATM ...

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BURGLAR PREVENTION

Posted by Johnny Joe James on August 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

What does a BURGLAR like?

Experience has shown us that burglars like many things (mostly other people's things), but two conditions are preferred by most thieves:

  • An invitation, and
  • A fast, easy, undetected entry and exit

 

Burglary invitations aren't stuffed into envelopes as are birthday party invites; nor do we hang signs on our doors - "BURGLARS WELCOME" - the way we attach balloons to the mailbox. However, invitations are sent and signs are...

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