Today in our modern world everything is speeding up.
The Earth is spinning at 1000 miles per hour at the equator, satellites are orbiting the earth at 11,300km/h, trains can reach 224km/h and email can be sent and received almost instantaneously and to top it all off, my Nissan Navara can reach earth shattering speeds of close to 80km/h.
We live in fast crazy times where we do not have a lot of time to spend on some things because we are so busy.
Some things go undone, little things that don't seem important.
Things that you push to the back of the list when you are prioritising because to you, they are a minor concern.
Remember, the largest fire starts from the smallest spark.
So, let's talk about small things making a big difference.
A sturdy lock placed on your letter box may be the last bastion that stops the criminal element from getting in and stealing your mail.
Mail theft is becoming a real problem in our society as our mail contains personal details of you and your family.
Details can be stolen which could result in the creation of false identities which are used for crime and result in devastating consequences for your financial reputation.
Other items such as credit cards are sent through the mail.
If they are stolen the potential for the crooks to have a field day with your money is extreme.
You may wake up one day to find thousands of dollars missing from your account, or even if your account is a bit leaner, hundreds could go missing, you could be cleaned out before realising what is happening.
There are a few simple tips that can save you major problems in the future.
Secure your mail:
Always install a lockable mailbox.
Always use a quality lock on your mailbox.
Never allow your mailbox to overflow.
Protect your mail:
Always arrange to collect new credit cards from the bank or Post Office.
Always have mail held at the Post Office or collected by a trusted friend when you are away for extended periods.
Always have your mail cleared daily.
For further info in relation to this and other crime prevention information, get on the Google net type in www.police.nsw.gov.au.
You will then be able to indulge in the wonderful world of crime prevention. You'll be glad that you did.
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.