Friday, August 28, 2009

I don't do Chain Emails but this one is GREAT

One thing I don't enjoy is being included in on is some sort of joke that is sent to you and everyone your friend knows.  And I don't like the ones that included photos and take forever to download and I hate that after someone sends it to you, an individual hits "Reply to All" as oppose to "Reply" and before you know it your getting emails from everyone in the Smith Family.  

I will never "chain email" anyone but I will blog about one when I like it!

This is more on the informative side but honestly, I think it is so interesting and I don't want this to happen to any of my friends. 

Thanks Mom for sending this my way. For those with a GPS Unit:

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.


For those with a cell phone:


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money was already withdrawn.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.


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.

{Stay Tuned} and be safe. 

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