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May 24, 2010 2 comments

By Valerie

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her “Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.” The lady then said that the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The police said, “We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.” He told her that they think the serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded, and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside of their doors, when they’re home alone at night. This should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America’s Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

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GPS & Mobiles – Avoid more losses when these gets stolen from you.

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment



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..

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.

Moral of the lesson:

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.

* When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it ,you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’

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