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    Default Got GPS in your vehicle ?- Warning!

    I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him I was puzzled that they left my GPS and all other belongings. Here is where it gets scary !


    "Now they know what you drive, go to your home, and if your vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and break in your home."
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    bekdik has been taken over by a bot?

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    Ha! I love the way the Snopes people assume thieves will only break into your house if they know there's no-one home. They obviously don't live in SA
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    Quote Originally Posted by davemc View Post
    bekdik has been taken over by a bot?

    http://www.google.co.za/search?q=I+t...ient=firefox-a
    Wow, good observation, that is very weird
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    Thanks for that.

    I did try snopes - about 4 different variations - and got nothing. The mail I got was via a a neighbour hood watch and also here http://www.zoopedup.com/profiles/gar...ser=Phoenix_GP
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    its coommon sense not to put your real home location on your gps
    i use the closest petrol station

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    In SA they prefer that you are home when they raid you - because the alarm is typically off then, and you can open the safe for them.
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    It's as if SANRAL is the little handle being used to start flushing SA's economy straight down the sewerage pipes.

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    Besides why would they need an address to rob? I mean, what difference does it make?

    What if they pitch up at your house only to see armed guards 24x7 and 6 metre high walls? They'll find easier targets.

    The thing about housebreaking is that there are so many targets with high value goods inside, that they would rather probably pick a lower risk target than go after the guy who had a GPS in his car. Not to mention, having a GPS is not indicative of having millions of rands lying around in your place, it just means you have a GPS. A lot of people might have really valuable stuff, like high end TVs, but not a GPS. Typically the older crowd for instance. Why then go after GPS users?

    Maybe its common sense to eliminate a risk simply by not capturing a home address, but it seems like fear mongering to me. Its information, but I'm not convinced that a burgler would want to use it.

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