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Your Trash, Talks! Saving Yourself from the Stress of a Break –In.

You feel so very violated. You arrive home after a wonderful weeklong “de-stressing” vacation, park the car in the driveway, turn the key, open the door and step inside. Suddenly you realize that something is a bit askew. Nothing is where it should be. And then you realize it. You have been robbed.   You don’t understand it. You stopped mail and newspaper delivery, had automatic timers placed on the lights and asked your neighbor to mow your lawn while you were gone, why did this happen? You did everything the checklist on the "Safety Tips Website"  told you to. Most thieves are not stupid. They read the same “Safety Tips” lists that you do. They know what you are thinking. Often, modern thieves do not pick a house at random. They have been scoping out the neighborhood long before you were the chosen one and they did their research before they decided to give you the honor of their breaking into your home. Preparing to NOT be a victim happens long before you pack ...

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Enjoying this Pina Colada on Captive Island! (While someone is home stealing my Scotch)

One of the exciting aspects of going on vacation is the thrill and joy of sharing it with other people.  Riding a Cable Car in San Francisco, standing at the top of the Empire State Building, climbing through the Grand Canyon … who doesn’t want to post “their excitement” immediately to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram? But Computer Security Experts warn against, what seems to most people, to be such a harmless practice. 1.     “Enjoying a Yummy Lobster Tail at the Shell Shake in Maine.  Wish you were here!” – This simple status update on Facebook immediately signals to crooks that you are away from home, and targets your house for possible looting. If a Facebook Friend “likes” your status it is possible that that information will be shared on someone’s Newsfeed, enabling them to see your home is unguarded. 2.     “The skies the limit! Nancy Smith and Jennifer Jones Para-sail ...

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