Porch Pirates, Thieves and Christmas

Orders Are Made, Credit Cards Used, Now We Wait For Our Packages…Will They Arrive? Cyber Monday has come and gone. You did your research for the best prices, shopped online, and are now waiting for your goodies to get here. Unfortunately, thieves are also waiting to scoop up your new purchases right off of your front porch. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for keeping your purchases safe and sound and in your possession: •Keep track of when your packages are scheduled to arrive. •Send your packages to where you are. Be that at home, the office, or to
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Cyber Monday Safety

Have you decided to do your holiday shopping online this season? One of the biggest online shopping days is Cyber Monday. Being able to shop from home, the office, or your phone is a major convenience. However, you need to protect yourself from hackers and fake sites. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for staying safe on Cyber Monday: •Shop from a secure connection. Always look for the https lock symbol when making a purchase online. Do not use unsecure public Wi-Fi spots to make your holiday purchases. •Shop from a secure computer. Install anti-virus software on your computer
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Holiday Shopping Safety

Holiday shopping is just days away! Many retailers open on Thanksgiving Day along with the traditional “Black Friday” sales. Sometimes in the rush to get the perfect gift, people push, shove, and act aggressive. There are also thieves out there that know you have money and can target you. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to stay safe while shopping this holiday season. Here are tips to stay safe: •Plan ahead. Have a list and know where the items you want are located in the store. •If you plan on using cash, get the money out of the bank or
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Hurricane Relief – Panhandle Con Artists and Crooks

Beware of Scammers! Hurricane Michael has come and gone. Unfortunately, this hurricane has devastated much of the Panhandle in the state of Florida. Many people want to help their neighbors up north. Monetary donations are typically the most helpful, however, there are unscrupulous people out there who will take advantage of people. As the “Bondsmen on 49th Street” we want you to look out for scammers when donating your money: •Before donating, check out the charity to make sure it is legitimate. •If donating online, go directly to the charity’s website and not through a link sent in your email
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Halloween Safety Tips

Jack o lanterns, bats, and things that go bump in the night, it must be Halloween! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you and your family to have a fun and safe Halloween. Here are a few tips for staying safe and out of jail this Halloween: •Going to a party this Halloween? Don’t drink and drive. Plan on having a designated driver, use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft, or plan on staying the night at the party location. •Check to make sure that your costume is safe. Do you have a long cape that could trip
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Surveillance Systems

Home systems can help fight crime! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that home surveillance systems are helping to fight crime. With the onset of remote access and low costs, more and more people are turning to video surveillance in their home. Traditional security cameras are still being used but people are also using doorbells to monitor outside their front doors. Cameras in doorbells… The cameras in doorbells have caught crimes on tape. Recently, there was a story in the news of a woman in Texas who was ringing doorbells late one evening. Various doorbell cameras throughout the
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See Something, Say Something

School In Session, Talk With Your Kids About Safety 49th Street Bail Bonds urges parents to discuss the phrase “see something, say something” with their children. Unfortunately in the world we live in children need to know how to recognize when something is “off” and need to speak up to an adult. Children in elementary school and older should be taught that if they hear or see something such as a classmate threatening the school or another classmate then the child should report it to an adult. The school personnel should create an atmosphere in the school where a child
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Labor Day Weekend Safety

Labor Day weekend is here! The weekend is full of fun things to do such as road tripping to your favorite destination, biking, going out on your boat, celebrating with friends and family at a barbeque or party, or going to the beach. 49th Street Bail Bonds hopes you keep your weekend fun by following these tips to stay safe and out of jail: •If you are going on a road trip, make sure that your car is in tip top shape before heading out. Buckle up, leave early and have your GPS set for your destination. Be advised that
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Secure Your Personal Info When Traveling

Are you taking a trip? One last hurrah before summer ends or a welcome to fall trip? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe while traveling, so you need to remember the basics such as staying alert and aware of your surroundings. This also includes things you might not have thought of such as protecting your personal information. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips to help keep you and your information secure: •Before leaving for your trip, make sure you make copies of your itinerary, travel documents, credit cards/debit cards, passport (if going abroad), driver’s license, and
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Back To School

School is now in session! Over the summer, drivers haven’t had to worry about school busses or children near the street. However, with school starting, 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to remind drivers about the law for stopping when a school bus is present and driving in school zones. When To Stop? You must stop for a school bus if the bus has its lights flashing no matter if you are behind the bus or traveling towards the bus. The only exception to this rule is if you are traveling in the opposite direction of the bus on a divided
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