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How to Be Safe : Survival Tactics to Protect Yourself, Your Home, Your Business and Your Family

ISBN: 9781606521694 | 1606521691
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: 5/24/2012

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Crime exists in many forms in every society, and as the world changes, new threats emerge-from bioterrorism to identity theft. How to Be Safeis the most comprehensive safety and security manual on the market, encouraging individuals to take a positive, preventive approach to their own safety. Its comprehensive sweep spans the gamut from "traditional" crimes on the street to stalking, hate crimes, and nursing home security. Topics covered include: Computer and High-Tech Crime: Internet ploys, such as eBay scams, fake work-from-home offers, phishing, "Nigerian" frauds; Trojan horse programs; e-mail viruses, and spoofing; Child security online Your Home or Property: Choosing an agent; Open houses; Screening potential buyers; Selling on Craigslist and online auctions Special Occasions with Special Risks: Holidays, funerals and weddings; The aftermath of an emergency situation Family Security:Safety at day-care centers; Spousal, child, and elder abuse; Sex-offender registries; Protecting children from abduction; Compulsive gambling Investment and White Collar Crime:Futures; Shell games; Ponzi schemes; Data theft; Land fraud; Fast-buck commodities Terrorism, Bombs, and Bomb Threats:Food/water tampering; Cruise, train, and plane safety; Evacuations; What to do if... How to Be Safeinstructs and educates readers on how best to prevent crime-a resource that could save both lives and precious assets.

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