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Old 08-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Worthless info from Seajay

I know you guys dont need this information but I want you to do this for me anyhow.

Most of us have a GPS unit in our coach/toad that we use most of the time when we go traveling. On and in this GPS unit is some valuable information for thieves and people that will take your stuff while you aint home. I will ask everyone to take their GPS and remove your HOME ADDRESS FROM THE GPS. For reference to your home put a house number that is at least a block away from our house. In my GPS I have the address of the police station here in my home town. People will steal these things for the info inside them and if they get one out of your car while you are at a football game or a car race they can easily figure when you should be home and they can judge the time they have to rob you blind.
Also,,,,,,, On the back of your credit cards there is a place for your to sign the card. DO NOT SIGN THE CARD. Instead write.... SEE PHOTO I.D. and if you lose your wallet or it gets stolen the credit card will be harder to use because their photo i.d. will not match the card.
I know that at least five people will check this out on Snopes or ''Truth or Bullship'' or whatever and come back and tell me that this is Bogus info but if it will save just one of you guys from getting ripped off, I will be happy.

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Old 08-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Actually, that is very good advice.

Adding to that, I never give out my home address whenever possible. I always give out my mailing address. One example how my home address could be abused is when I use a motel (don't be shocked!). Thieves are willing to pay for information on an address that is most likely to be unoccupied for a given period of time.

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Kind of common sense, IF you think about it.

All my cards have "See I.D." written in the signature block. Sometimes they don't ask and that makes me a little uncomfortable.

I just have the "City Center" programed into my gps. I figure once I get into my town I know where I'm going.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post

I just have the "City Center" programed into my gps. I figure once I get into my town I know where I'm going.
Now whom else but a Marine would have this kind of logic and if you can not find your house you can ask someone one where you live...... right Wayne......... ping ....... lol ......

God bless our Marine Corps and all those that defend this country.

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Good advise on the GPS, thanks. The only problem on the credit card issue is 99% of the time no one looks at the back for a signature.

Keep posting Seajay, love the info and insights.
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Seajay, when you speak to a Marine, you remind me of this .....................

|General McKenzie was in charge of the Navy, and he was visiting his colleague General Marshall, who was in charge of the Marines.

McKenzie arrives at the military camp and is greeted by Marshall. They both walk around the place, and McKensie asks: "So how are your men?

""Very well trained, Gral. McKenzie. ""I hope so. You see, my men over at the Navy are so well trained, you could see they're the bravest men all over the country. "

"Well, my men are very brave, too. ""I'd like to see that. "So Marshall calls private Johnson and says: "Private Johnson! I want you to stop that tank coming here with your body!

""Are you crazy? It'd kill me, you idiot! I'm out of here!"

As private Johnson ran away, Marshall turned to a bewildered McKenzie and said:

"You see? You have to be pretty brave to talk like that to a general. "
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This is great info. Thanks for the heads up.
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I think and ex-wife/husbands address would be a good location for the GPS.
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Note to mick the Marine. You are a ''mess'' fella, you kinda remind me of ''ME'' sometimes.......
Thank you for your service to my country ....
God bless the Marine Corps. and all service persons that gave part of their life to this great nation. (Wayne says you are his baby brother.... is that right?) (cough cough)
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Good advice Seajay. I have for years written "Ask for picture ID" in the signature space on my credit cards. I would also recommend not carrying your medicare card in your wallet because it has your social security number on it. I think some non thinking bureaucrat had a brain flatulence when he/she required the social security number on the card. When I questioned not carrying the card in my wallet DW suggested I tell the healthcare provider (at the time of service) my social security number. Fortunately I have not had a chance to test her theory yet.
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This is another reason why full timing is so great - no home address.

I do put the location of the current RV park in my GPS so that I can find my way back but it is not specific down our site.
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Seajay, most of what you post is useless, or at the most marginally useful , but you got this right LOL. Keep them coming.
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While it is always to have cash handy, if you visit the US Post Office with a CC that says something to the effect of "see ID" on the signature line they will not allow you to use that card. Is this stupid or what? If you bring in a stolen CC that the owner signed they will accept it without question. However, if you use a card that says CID and provide positive ID they will not accept it. Go figure!
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Seajay--Hello from a fellow North Carolinan----I have been reading your posts since we joined the formum and will tell you that I REALLY enjoy them!!! There are times when I am reading them that I just have to go and share the laugh with my husband. By the way--thanks for the blog link---I have started reading from there because being a new member I had missed most of these. PLEASE keep the stories coming!!!! Hopefully we will be able to meet up with you and Willa---would love to meet you guys!

By the way----thanks for sharing this advise---I have been doing this for a while now and like some of the others said---it is amazing how hardly no one ask for your ID---I think I have had one person ask for mine (and would you believe I had left my wallet in the car and had to go back out and get my license )

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