Some people left their car 
in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and 
someone broke into the car. Using the information on the 
car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to 
the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if 
we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we 
should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, 
nor your remote garage door opener.
This gives us something to 
think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS
Someone 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.


This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her 
names on her cell 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withdrawn.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 Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all 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:

a. 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....

b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being 
asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.

c. Also, when you're being texted 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.


Sent on behalf of The Harriet Martin Team 


Fortune International Realty Inc