Defense Against Crime

February 3, 2016

Received a call from 1-855-870-1717

Filed under: Home Security Tips,SCAM ALERT,Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 12:06

I just received a phone call from 1-855-870-1717. The recorded call said they were looking b25belderly-smartphone-620x350for a relative of mine and if this was me press “1” if I knew their where abouts….blah blah blah

Unfortunately these scams go on all the time. The Federal Trade Commission take thousand of complaints a year. The same person called a relative of mine scaring her.  That is the purpose of these calls to induce fear and cause you to act irrationally, so that you will give them what they are looking for.  They either want personal information to be used for identity theft or they want money.  More than often it is the money they want.

If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say “No thanks.” And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

If someone claims that you owe a bill, by Federal law they must provide proof. (see Fair Debt Collection Practices Act).  Tell them that once they provide you verifiable proof you can provide a payment. But not before.

If the caller threatens you with legal action, like a warrant for your arrest, or the like. Tell them there is a police officer right outside, do you want to speak to him.  Let’s see how fast they back pedal.

Learn the law, so that you can recite it.  Scammers will try anything.  If you feel uneasy. HANG UP!

If you get a robocall:

  • Hang up the phone. Don’t press 1 to speak to a live operator or any other key to take your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls.
  • Consider asking your phone company whether they charge for blocking phone numbers. Remember that telemarketers change Caller ID information easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will change.
  • Report your experience to the FTC online or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

If you get phone service through internet or cable, you might want to look into services that screen and block robocalls. Try doing an online search for “block robocalls.”

 

 

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

January 22, 2016

Using Personal Alarms for Campus Safety

Filed under: Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 11:06

A few years ago we partnered with Virginia Common Wealth University to provide them PersonalAlarm_4723_mwith our Streetwise Personal Alarms for their campus Safety Project.

I was browsing around the internet and found this link.

VCU police hand out safety devices to students

The Campus police departments that I have had the privilege to work with do an awesome trying to keep student safe.  Many offer various services such as RAD classes, Computer Identification days and safety seminars.  However, these efforts are useless unless the students take them to heart and practice safety and us the tools that are available to them to help protect their lives and their stuff.

PepperEyes.com is one of many on-line stores that can help keep you safe during your college journey.  Check out our College Safety Line.

 

PepperEyes.com  Mission
It is our mission to empower responsible citizen of all ages with the resources, knowledge, training and equipment imperative to their personal security and the safety of their families.

PepperEyes.com  Vision
To inform, empower and equip all citizens in this nation and around the world by drastically reducing their chances of being the next crime victim.

 

 

January 13, 2016

The Microsoft Support Scam


Mind you this is about the 4th or 5th  time I have gotten this call over the years….so I was aComputerScam bit surprised that these people are still using this old scam.

I just got a phone call from Canada from someone claiming to be from Microsoft technical support. The person with the heavy foreign accent told me that they have detected that my computer is affected by a virus that is causing my computer to run slow.

Raise your hand if your computer is running slow…..yep everyone

Then he went on and on about needing to get access to my computer so that they could ‘fix’ the problem.

I’ve been an IT professional for over two decades. I think I know a thing or two about windows, and Microsoft…namely they don’t monitor your computer. NOPE..They don’t.

Once I told them I was an IT professional..they hung up.

If you get this type of call you can do 3 things

  1. Just Hang Up
  2. Tell them you are going to report there number to the FBI, then hang up.
  3. Have lots of fun with them

 

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January 5, 2016

The History of National Stalking Awareness Month


In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launcNSAM10_Button5_hireshed National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the crime of stalking. NSAM emerged from the work of the Stalking Resource Center, a National Center program funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to raise awareness about stalking and help develop and implement multidisciplinary responses to the crime.

NSAM began in response to a 2003 call to the Stalking Resource Center from Debbie Riddle, the sister of murdered stalking victim Peggy Klinke. Riddle wanted to transform her family’s painful tragedy into a force for good—and to help improve law enforcement’s response to stalking and save lives. Riddle’s call all led to a concurrent Congressional resolution on stalking; a national program on Lifetime Television, hosted by Erin Brockovich, featuring Peggy Klinke’s story; and a Lifetime video, “Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime,” to train law enforcement about the crime. In July 2003, the National Center for Victims of Crime, in partnership with Representative Heather Wilson (R-NM) and Lifetime Television, told Peggy’s story at a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, which focused on strengthening law enforcement’s response to the crime.

That same day, Representative Wilson introduced a Congressional resolution to support National Stalking Awareness Month. The following January, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched the first observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and supported communities across the nation in planning the event.

In 2011, the White House issued the first Presidential Proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month. President Obama’s proclamation stressed the millions affected by the crime, its often devastating consequences, the difficulty of identifying and investigating the crime, and the federal government’s strong commitment to combating stalking.

The 2012 proclamation elaborated on the dangers of stalking, and the importance of NSAM in building awareness about the crime. In 2012, during National Stalking Awareness Month, the White House convened its first-ever National Roundtable on Stalking, bringing together survivors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, and researchers, to advance knowledge of the crime and help the federal government combat the crime.

The National Stalking Awareness Month website (www.stalkingawrenessmonth.org), launched in January 2009, provides a wealth of information about the crime and about the nationwide observance. Information about NSAM is also available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ StalkingResourceCenter) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/SRC_NCVC). Both sites have generated great interest and sharing about how communities throughout the country observe NSAM.

 

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option

November 18, 2015

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Filed under: Self Defense Infomation — peppereyes @ 15:10

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