Posted: March 06, 2014
The Distressed Citizen One popular scam is to park outside of your home and put their hood up. They will then ask to come inside and use your phone. This is designed to prey on the sympathy that most people have for others in a bad situation. The best course of action in this case is to offer to call a tow truck or the police without unlocking your door.
The Unexpected Package Another scam that is used often is an unexpected package. The thief will come with a package from an unknown delivery service that requires your signature. If you don't recognize the delivery company, or you weren't expecting anything, always have them leave the package on your porch – even if they claim to need your signature. Even if someone looks like they are who they say they are, it is always a good idea to call the company they claim to work for and verify their identity. Thieves will try many different ways to gain access to your home, and it is better to double check than give them the opportunity. Whether in a house, apartment, or somewhere else, home security is everyone's responsibility. No area is immune from the threat of home invasion. In some areas, home invasion crimes are increasing. Below are links to detailed information on how to keep your home and family as safe as possible.