It's that time again where you make your breakfast, sit on the edge of your chair, put your glasses on, dribble egg down the front of your pyjamas and read this week's episode of On The Beat.
It's school holiday season and you are excited at the thought.
Your kids are excited. Let me tell you, so are the crooks.
Crooks get excited because there are heaps more opportunities to steal something.
Bikes, scooters and other modes of child transport are left out in the front yard for everyone to see.
Wallets and car keys along with mobile phones are left wrapped up in a beach towel while you frolic in the nearby ocean.
Bikes, eskies and other valuables are left outside or under the cabins and caravans at our local tourist parks.
Cars are left unlocked around the place with valuables within.
These are all positive scenarios for any crook on the hunt for some easy cash or property. Please, have a look at what you do in relation to the security of your valuables.
I know I have said this ad nauseam, however, while it keeps happening, I will continue to talk about it.
Internet Fraud - How many computers do you think there are in the world?
If you said, 'Almost 2 billion" you would probably be right. I also found out that there are at least 3 billion people that have access to the internet. I know this because I googled it on the interweb.
There are lots of things that you can do on the internet from meeting your next partner to ordering your next takeaway, from downloading music to Facebooking a friend, from buying a car to losing your money and not getting the goods.
What! It's true. Do not believe everything you see or hear on the internet.
Be very careful when getting involved in any transaction online.
Make sure you do background enquiries before getting involved in buying or selling, getting work done or sending property away to get fixed.
If you don't you may never see your money or property again.
Don't fall for the "Send me half now and the other half on delivery" trick.
Be aware of fraudsters. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
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.
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