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Re: New scam to be on guard for

We have no drugs in our home except Tums, Advil and Imodium.  Also, I do not have a medicine cabinet in my first floor power room.  I only have a mirror above the vanity.  

 

Anyone looking for drugs will certainly be disappointed. I would not let a stranger into my home.  We have a heavy duty screen door on the front of the house and I always keep it locked.  When I open the main door, I feel safer with that screen door there.  It’s a buffer between me and everyone else.  It gives me time to slam the main door shut if I have to.

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Re: New scam to be on guard for

Nutty Neighbor.

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If you are having guests...........just put a row of marbles on the bottom shelf of your medicine cabinet, and slam the door.   If one of the guests opens the medicine cabinet.......you will surely hear the marbles hit the sink, floor, etc.

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I live in a suburban subdivision and rarely get traffic at my door.  I recently had a neatly dressed young man ring the doorbell.  He had a cell phone in his hand and asked if I had WiFi.   Not knowing why he was asking I said I did.  He then asked if he could borrow my WiFi.  I guess he thought I'd give him my WiFi password.  I gave him a firm no and shut the door but thought this was very wierd.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

I live in a suburban subdivision and rarely get traffic at my door.  I recently had a neatly dressed young man ring the doorbell.  He had a cell phone in his hand and asked if I had WiFi.   Not knowing why he was asking I said I did.  He then asked if he could borrow my WiFi.  I guess he thought I'd give him my WiFi password.  I gave him a firm no and shut the door but thought this was very wierd.


Wow! What nerve. Who does that?  I wonder if he tried with other neighbors.

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It doesn't have to be a stranger who knocks on your door, how about a delivery person.  At one time while living in a townhouse in CA I ordered furniture, one being a headboard for our king bed on the second floor and the other a china cabinet for the dining room on the first floor.

 

Two men who were very polite and efficient brought the items in and I accompanied them to the second floor and made sure all was okay before we went downstairs.

 

When they were finished I signed the paperwork and just as they were ready to leave the shorter and younger of the two said he was going to run upstairs and check the headboard one more time to make sure it was solid.  No problem...yet.

 

A few days later I opened the jewelry box on my dresser to remove something I wanted to wear and noticed several items missing.  I had two raw gold nuggets that were given to me when I was child by my father which were from the gold mine his parents had in South America, and two gold chains.  Those nuggets meant a great deal to me, not for their value, but for the sentiment attached to them.

 

I notified the police department and the owner of the furniture store.  A detective came to the house, wrote everything down and said he was going to stay on top of it, gave me his phone number and asked that I call him after I talk to the owner of the store.

 

The owner of the store was a whole different matter, had the audacity to say he couldn't accuse anyone since he had no idea who did it.  What?  There were two men, one of which I am sure took the items when he went back upstairs before leaving.  One was African American and the other was Caucasian and it was the African American who went upstairs.  He also said he can't accuse anyone because it would be considered discrimination, I guess he thought he was talking to someone who was stupid, which I wasn't.

 

A few days after my conversation with the owner of the store, he called me and said, "You will never believe what I found in an envelope on my desk this morning, two gold nuggets and one gold chain, and I have no idea who put it there."  Of course I told him he had to be joking but he was not going to give in.  He told me the African American man worked his way up from a stock boy to a management position and the other man always does a good job.  No matter, one stole my jewelry and he was going to protect them no matter what.  I did mention that there were two gold chains and he said since only one was returned I should tell him what the other one was worth and he would send me a check, which he did.  He mailed the items to my home, special delivery, insured.

 

I contacted the detective and told him what transpired and he said he wanted to get the guy nd would go after him.  I said no, since they have my name and address I would just as well leave it alone.  He was no too happy but he understood.  To this day I will never understand why the store owner insisted on protecting an employee who stole from a customer unless he warned the fellow if anything happens again he will turn him over to the police, I will never know.

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@LogoFan wrote:

Luckily I have a guest bathroom which does not contain anything but cosmetics and such.

 

I have never heard until now about not leaving rx drugs in my bathroom.   I will check my pharmacy labels to see if there is a warning about this.  If not, there should be.  Interesting thing about this is that medicine cabinets have been in bathrooms forever.

 

I would think that architects should have come up with an alternate location years ago, specifically for this purpose.

 

Anyhow, thanks for information.


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I guess that keeping antacids and aspirin in a medicine cabinet is okay, but never prescriptions.   Too tempting for people to pilfer them!

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@Desertdi wrote:

If you are having guests...........just put a row of marbles on the bottom shelf of your medicine cabinet, and slam the door.   If one of the guests opens the medicine cabinet.......you will surely hear the marbles hit the sink, floor, etc.


@Desertdi

 

I've heard of people doing that ... it can be very humiliating for someone innocently hoping to find a bottle of aspirin.    

 

I recall reading about a test people were paid to take ... sort of like a focus group ..... and the tests were all unmarked.   The real subject was basic honesty, but  people were told it was about "human nature".   

 

The emphasis was on "please be honest, because we'll never know who said what".   Of course one of the questions was "have you ever been in someone's home and looked in their bathroom medicine cabinet?"   One hundred percent said yes.

 

 

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Re: New scam to be on guard for

You are on to something. According to a mental health journal, in the past the ratio of sociopaths was 1 in 20,000 in society. Now,,,,1 in 20