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Old 02-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #29
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Yes I do and so far I haven't been disappointed. If people doing business with the public want to be taken seriously, they can dress appropriately.
Taken seriously and being suspected of criminal activity are two different things. I often have a laugh at the way some people dress but I don't automatically think they're going to rob me.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:08 AM   #30
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:15 AM   #31
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I'm with Red Dawg on this one. This is America, Dress like you want, wear what you want, look like you want.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:53 AM   #32
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I am getting to where I do not like to use one of my CARDS to make purchases at seedy looking fuel stations and stores so I am thinking of putting a safe in my rv to carry cash in. Has any one else done this or is it a dumb idea?
First and foremost, quit using seedy looking stations and stores unless it's an absolute emergency. I stick with major dealerships and stores. As a young man in the AF Security Police one of the first lessons we learned was don't walk into a place that you might have to fight your way out. As far as the safe, that's an excellent idea. I generally carry cash to cover fuel expenses, so I bought one of the letter file size fire resistant safes to keep our most important documents like DD214, titles birth and marriage documents, any cash that I need to carry and my house gun and spare mags..
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We've been hacked twice in recent years. It cost us nothing just an inconvenience. All one can do is not make it easy. There are many easy targets out there and it's up to them to become wiser.

Don't use a debit card. Keep two credit cards available. Don't flash your cash. Keep your credit card(s) in sight.

Individuals who dress different from the norm (if there is a norm) do so to be noticed. They expect it and are disappointed if they are not noticed. We who notice them are free to draw our own conclusions be they good or not so good.

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I'm with Red Dawg on this one. This is America, Dress like you want, wear what you want, look like you want.
I'm not going to get pulled into a PC crap argument. This is how I do business. You don't have to like it.
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Do not leave card with clerk. This is exactly how I like to do business also. Does not matter if it is a clerk with lip and nose rings and purple spiked hair or an appropriately dressed clerk in a company uniform, either one can steal your info if they want to.
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Rather than using a safe that might be bolted down but in an obvious place, consider modifying access to one of the many cubbies in the rig whre money can be hidden. I can think of at least three spots in my FW that would not be obvious but would be very accessible if I were creative.
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Rather than using a safe that might be bolted down but in an obvious place, consider modifying access to one of the many cubbies in the rig whre money can be hidden. I can think of at least three spots in my FW that would not be obvious but would be very accessible if I were creative.
I agree. Time is a ticking clock counting down the time they have to get away. Making it more time-consuming to locate your stash can decrease your odds of being robbed.
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How many folks have you talked to that have been robbed in their RV? In 16 years of full-timing we've never heard of a case, including our many boondocking acquaintances parked in remote places.


Fires? Yes. Robberies? No
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How many folks have you talked to that have been robbed in their RV? In 16 years of full-timing we've never heard of a case, including our many boondocking acquaintances parked in remote places.


Fires? Yes. Robberies? No

You hit it!
I have had no intrusions or thefts since tenting in the 50s. But did have a black bear lick the fry pan left on the Coleman stove at Copper Falls State Park, WI, ca 1964.
I leave plenty of snatch-and-run items outside all the time!
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Not to hijack the thread....oh heck ...

Any good suggestions for a safe to install?
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How many folks have you talked to that have been robbed in their RV? In 16 years of full-timing we've never heard of a case, including our many boondocking acquaintances parked in remote places.


Fires? Yes. Robberies? No
I wasn't but only because I was prepared with some personal protection items for "social engagements" at close range.
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Some banks debit cards will not cover losses from fraudulent purchases. Make sure you know your banks policies.
The Electronic Funds Transfer Act is a federally mandated regulation, not an optional policy banks can ignore if they want. All debits cards from all financial institutions are covered, period.

However, there are some policy variations from one bank to the next that you should be aware of. The following article is the best I've ever seen at summing up the ins and outs of zero-liability, and it's worth the 5 minutes it will take you to read it. (Trust me, I'm a banker - I deal with this stuff all day, every day!)

4 keys to credit, debit card zero-liability policies

One note: While the regulations allow financial institutions to hold the cardholders liable for the first $50 of fraud, I have never heard of any bank or credit card company actually enforcing it. Most have a zero-liability policy even thought they are legally allowed to exempt the first $50, and the only time it's ever even considered is for what we call "nuisance claims" - when the same customer calls in every few weeks claiming that one small charge or another is fraudulent just so they can get out of paying for Burger King.

Sorry, but I felt the point needed clarifying. Please don't let this post hijack the whole thread. If anyone wants to talk about this some more, just cut-n-paste it into a new topic and we'll pick it up from there
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