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Even though these safety tips are here for informational value, several may be written to entice discussion. It is up to the reader to look at these entries and determine what works for them in their own lives. But most of all to remember, DON'T BE A VICTIM! If you are here reading this, then that tells me and you that you are looking for ways to educate yourself, and promote a safer environment in your life, and your family's life.  The stories that are placed here are all factual. Keep in mind that sometimes the stories will deal with serious issues, and may be presented as first hand accounts.

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PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM CON-ARTISTS

Posted by Johnny Joe James on September 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The con artist's philosophy is "the gullible were put on this earth to be gulled." In the past, con artists were usually referred to as con men. This is no longer the case as more and more women have become involved in con games and numerous variations of con games. Before we proceed with some tips on "how not to get conned" you should always remember that a con artist can be male or female. In addition, many times the con artist will work with a child who will assist them in accomplishing th...

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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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