Crime Prevention Tips

Personal Safety

Beware of Crime Signals and Fraudster
Something is fishy. Be watchful ...
1 Persons unusually changing mobile numbers, cell phone instruments, buying multiple SIM cards very frequently. Keep a watch over them.
2 People holding several credit cards/debit cards beyond their actual means of income may be getting money from illegal sources
3 Customer bargains for his “company” to purchase some expensive electronic goods in your shop and comes after a couple of days with a demand draft. Please verify with the bank and then release the goods.
4 Some enter your shop at the moment you are about to close, buy expensive stuff without bargaining and present a credit/debit card. Verify thoroughly.
5 Money is always debited from your account without your knowledge only after you visit a particular shop or restaurant or petrol pump. Someone is stealing the data of your cards there.
6 Persons offering expensive things at throwaway prices and ask you to pay in cash right away. They could have stolen them or bought them with stolen credit cards.
7 Person who claims that he is close to well-known figures in the town and calls them right before you on his mobile phone just to impress you and ask for favours. Be ware of such "influential" persons.
8 Persons who claim that they are famous religious gurus, show their paper clippings and contacts to impress you. Beware! They could be conmen.
9 People who mesmerize you with their command on religious scriptures and prayers, visit your home frequently and exploit your weaknesses could be tricksters
Beware of Cheaters, Burglars, and Snatchers

1. People (could be of any gender) visit your home specially when you are alone with pressure cooker type of containers in the name of gold and silver polishing could be a gang of cheaters.

2. Persons claiming to be representatives of utilities (gas, phone, water, electric, cable) but who are not in uniform or have no company identification may be burglars or robbers. Persons claiming to be representatives of utilities (gas, phone, water, electric, cable) but who are not in uniform or have no company identification may be burglars or robbers.

3. Someone following you closely everyday and when you look back avoids eye contact may be planning an offence.

4. Someone visiting a neighbor’s home in their absence could be burglar.

Think twice before you say YES

1. Prospective Groom who is in hurry, bypassing all the queries about his passport, studies, nature of job, and other crucial details may have “other” plans. Probe further.

2. Your partner or friend is presenting expensive gifts beyond his /her means. They could be stolen ones or bought with crime (corruption is also a crime) proceeds. Say firm NO!.

3. Stranger company offers you a good job over net, contacts on phone, interviews you in a hotel and demands a security deposit or advance fee right away. Say NO to such offers.

Something is wrong there...

1. Screaming or shouting in the neighbour’s house could be domestic violence, robbery or rape.

2. The sound of braking glass or other loud, explosive noises could mean an accident, break-in, or vandalism.

3. Unusual barking of dogs generally suggests foul play, danger, disturbance of the peace, or criminal activity. Please verify.

4. Children or your partner coming home late quite often without any valid reason and retire into their rooms without talking to you. Something is wrong. Keep a watch and talk to them.

5. If some students form into a gang, bully other students, have fancy number plates for their bikes, lag behind in the studies may indulge in crime. Inform their parents and counsel them.

6. You are losing valuables on a regular basis from your home. It could be the handiwork of one of the inmates or domestic help.

7. Friends of your domestic help are regularly visiting him/her at your home. If you are a senior citizen or you have grown up daughters, you must be watchful.

8. Your estranged friend(s) suddenly invite you for a compromise party at an unusual place like an apartment, outskirts etc. take it with pinch of salt.

Crimes and Vehicles…

1. Vehicles without number plates, only front number plate, fancy number plates, abandoned for a long time could be crime vehicles. Follow them and inform police.

2. Anyone speeding on his bike without number with two pillion riders (triple riding) in the lanes could have committed the crime.

3. Persons pushing the vehicles in the midnight on the deserted roads and colonies could be automobile lifters. Please verify.

4. Any vehicle with dark sun film and loud music at night, cruising slowly, or following a route that seems aimless or repetitive is suspicious in any location, but particularly so in dark areas, premises of schools, parks, and playgrounds. Note its number and inform police.

5. A small group of youngsters accompany you to see your lay-out or hire your vehicle to visit a place. Keep a watch over them through central rear view mirror before you leave the busy areas of the city. They may be planning to steal your vehicle.

Had I not been greedy…
Many fraudsters perfected the art of playing with your Greed. See how..

1. Only a fraudster can offer you 100% returns to your deposits in a short time.

2. An unknown company or person mails you that you have won a lottery worth millions of rupees/dollars and asks you to transfer some advance fee to their account to clear the money from customs. Never believe such mails. Just delete them!.

3. Chit fund owner giving you bumper dividends regularly and shifting his family members quietly to an unknown location. Time to smell the rat.

4. Some banking executive promises that he will get you a bank loan though you are not eligible , will definitely use fake documents and make you involve in a crime.

5. Someone whom you met over net offering you air tickets at only half rate and takes payment later. He could be a part of stolen credit card cartel.

6. Someone tells you in a bank that your notes have fallen on the floor. You must suspect a crime.

7. Someone bangs on your vehicle only to tell you that rear tyres are deflated or there is a scratch on the vehicle, especially near bank or in busy traffic, there could be some mischief.