Super Bowl Safety

Are you ready for some football? This Sunday, is the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl Sunday! Nearly 112.2 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl this year (based on last year’s ratings). 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to stay safe and out of jail this weekend. We know many people will be attending a Super Bowl party at a private home or at a bar. Here are a few tips to stay safe no matter where you watch the Super Bowl: •Don’t drink and drive. •Have a designated driver. •If hosting a party, offer the designated driver
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DNA And Crime Scenes

Have You Considered Testing Your DNA? Many people have used popular DNA tests such as Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, and GED Match to trace their roots and find relatives. There are some differences with each of these tests… The difference with GED Match is that the program will allow a user to submit raw DNA data from a consumer genetic testing company and then compare the data. This data is now being used by police in order to track down cold cases. In fact, this was how the Golden State Killer was identified. Since then, cases have
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“Trash Pirates” After The Holidays

Christmas is over and it’s time to throw away all of the boxes that your new electronics came in. Placing these boxes by your trash advertises to all of the thieves that you are now the proud owner of a big screen tv, gaming device, and iPad. While thieves might not break into your house rights after the holiday, they might be keeping a mental list of who got what and where. This way, they can rob you when you are back to work and the kids are back in school. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants your home to stay
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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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