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  • #21
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    Matt & Brian.....can't do much to help but send big hugs from the Wolfpack!

    Hope the catch the crook!
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    • #22
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      More hugs for you and Brian! I've read a lot of "stupid crook" stories lately of them getting caught on craigslist - it used to be pawn shops, but now its more internet. And you know they are at least half way stupid crooks because they left all the gift cards!!

      I'm so glad no one was hurt!
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      • #23
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        Ack! That sucks.

        Just thinking: you might want to have a neighborhood watch or set one up for your neighborhood. What we have in my area/the 3 or 4 houses in a row on our street is everyone made business cards with out numbers and cells and if there's anything odd or weird or we need to know, everyone has everyone on contact. Like with the fires.... dude.


        • #24
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          That sucks!! I hate to hear stories like that, what a scumbag who ever did that.


          • #25
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            wow- nothing like that helpless violated pissed off feeling.



            • #26
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              I'm so sorry - it really does suck. We were broken into once and only had 1 or 2 items stolen (like they just ran through the main area of the house and grabbed what they could). I know the just feel violated feeling. I hated feeling not safe.

              Anyway, a friend sent this to me about getting a wallet stolen - thought I should share it.

              1. The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your checkbook, they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
              2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED".
              3. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
              4. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have it printed, anyone can get it.
              5. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.
              Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieve(s) ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
              1. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
              2. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
              But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this)
              3. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
              By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away. (This weekend someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.
              Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact when your wallet, etc., has been stolen:
              1. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
              2. Experian (formerly T RW): 1-888-397-3742
              3. Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
              4. Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271
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              • #27
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                I'm sorry Matt- that stinks.
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                • #28
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                  Matt :squeeze: I am so sorry, I can't even imagine how devistating that is.

                  Sounds like great advice for getting your stuff back. and thanks for the advice to us...I know i've made some changes after this.

                  For you and Brian :squeeze: :love:


                  • #29
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                    I'm so sorry.
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                    • #30
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                      I'm so sorry this happened to you. It is the worst feeling to walk in to that.

                      Unfortunately every time my grandfather was hospitalized (heart problems) there house would get robbed. Normally my grandfather was home all the time, so people do watch and they know when to strike. The house got hit once more after he had died and my grandmother got an alarm. No break ins since.

                      It makes me so angry when these things happen. Again I'm very sorry. :ghugs:


                      • #31
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                        :thumbdown to thieves.
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                        • #32
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                          I'm so sorry!! That totally sucks!! I'm glad that you are safe though!


                          • #33
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                            Matt I'm so so sorry I hope the bastiges get caught asap. :ghug: :ghug: for you and Brian, I'm so glad you two weren't there and you're physically okay!

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                            • #34
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                              Matt, I know I told you this earlier, but I'm so sorry for you guys. But again, the important thing is your safe.

                              If there is anything we can do, please let us know.


                              • #35
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                                I'm glad you two are okay.

                                Wish I could add something more comforting than that.
                                "But every night, when it gets dark
                                and the stars come out,
                                I'll look up on her behalf.
                                I'll look up in the sky and think of you."


                                • #36
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                                  dang, Matt that sucks!!! :squeeze:
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                                  It was pain
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                                  • #37
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                                    I'm so sorry Matt :squeeze:. The important thing is that you and Brian are both safe. I hope they catch those f#%[email protected]!!!


                                    • #38
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                                      NOOOOO!!!! not the liquor!!!!!
                                      seriously, so sorry about what happend

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                                      • #39
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                                        O nut......I am soooooo sorry! It seems so unfair that Brian had that awful incident happen to him at the hotel last year and now this! I am going to pray a prayer of protection for you guys right now! I really hope your insurance covers everything that was stolen and that you don't have to high a deductible!


                                        • #40
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                                          Matt, again, I am soooo sorry you are having to deal with all this. It just breaks my heart.
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