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Thread: Modern Theives: Something to think about!

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    Default Modern Theives: Something to think about!
    This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

    GPS

    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. Do not leave your GPS or garage door
    opener (or any other electronics or expensive items) in plain view when at a
    ball game or mall (or public places where a lot of people will be). Store in
    glove box,trunk or anywhere out of site.

    MOBILE PHONES

    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    money was already withdrawn.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.
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    Oh my god! That would f****** suck. Have you heard of that new system to steal cars. The theives just wait around your car and whenever you hit the lock button on your keyfob it steals the signal and and then they use a computer to just unlock your doors. Then everything gets stolen. Technology is a good thing, yet in some aspects it can also hurt you.

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    "Hey hunny whats our pin number?"

    who the hell falls for that?!? if my girlfriend asked me a question like that, I would 100% give her a call to double check

    and also thats why gps's have pin locks... you can't just assign an address to "Home", and not put a password on it... plain stupid...

    Now the key FOB method sounds a little scary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblue_pimp View Post
    "Hey hunny whats our pin number?"

    who the hell falls for that?!? if my girlfriend asked me a question like that, I would 100% give her a call to double check

    and also thats why gps's have pin locks... you can't just assign an address to "Home", and not put a password on it... plain stupid...

    Now the key FOB method sounds a little scary...

    I agree! There is security that can be setup on a lot of units but i guess a lot of people do not know how set it up or they just don't care and that is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblue_pimp View Post
    "Hey hunny whats our pin number?"

    who the hell falls for that?!? if my girlfriend asked me a question like that, I would 100% give her a call to double check

    and also thats why gps's have pin locks... you can't just assign an address to "Home", and not put a password on it... plain stupid...

    Now the key FOB method sounds a little scary...
    Exactly, what I said when I got this email. I'm like who the hell takes "honey" and says "oh ok its safe"?

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    Second story sounds like BS. Maybe the thief got away with $500, but no more than that. ATMs have a $500 daily maximum or less.
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    My bank has the holder set the limit. I set mine very low cause I don't see many reasons why I would need to use a atm to get that much money. I setup my parent's GPS unit and have put in a pin and didn't set their home address. I just set the town. I have also told them to never leave it in plain sight when out of the car or in the car at all.

    None of the names in my gf or my cell phone have special names attached to them. Everyone is just labeled by their name, even the parents.

    Things like this suck but it helps prepare the other people.

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