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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Phone Scammers In Pinellas County

Phone scammers are at it again! These thieves cheat people out of money through various tactics. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that these scammers have recently been targeting Pinellas County residents. The scammers call and tell the victim that there is a warrant out for their arrest since they missed jury duty. The scammer states that he is calling from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department. This thief then states that to avoid being arrested the victim needs to go to the nearest store and buy pre-paid debit or gift cards and then relay that information to
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Security Tips For Summer Vacation

It’s summertime and that means vacation! Before heading out on that summer vacay, 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to remind you of tips for keeping your home and car secure from thieves. Follow these tips to help protect your belongings and home: •Lock it! Lock the doors in your home (front, back, and garage) and lock your car doors. •Don’t advertise your plans on social media. Post your pictures when you return. •Disconnect your garage door. •Install outdoor sensor lights. •Make your home appear lived in. Have lights, tv, etc on timers. Have a neighbor or family member stop by
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Creepy Crawly Crooks

Summer Time Crooks Recently, there have been a rash of burglaries in the Riviera Bay neighborhood in St. Petersburg. Residents have nicknamed the thieves the “creepy crawly crooks” due to the fact that the crooks sneak in and steal items. Residents have had bicycles, kayaks, wallets, cash, and more stolen from their property. The homeowners in this town are fighting back by installing cameras and spotlights. St. Petersburg has a program called Eagle Eye where homeowners can register their surveillance cameras with the police department. At this time there are more than 350 cameras registered and law enforcement is ready
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Summer Is Here, What Are Your Kids Up To?

Summer vacation has just started. Do you know what your kids are doing? If they are like most children, they are glued to their tablet or smart device. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to make you aware that online predators target children and young adults. Realistically, your child isn’t going to give up their device so 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips to help protect your child from online predators: •Talk to your child about online predators. Make them aware that not everyone is who they say they are. Talk about what information needs to be kept private and
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Beach Thefts

Keep Your Valuables Safe While at the Beach! Summer is almost here and that means trips to the beach! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to enjoy your beach time without being robbed of your valuables. Thieves like to target beach-goers. Here are a few tips on keeping your belongings safe while at the beach: •Leave your valuables at home. If you don’t need it, don’t bring it. Pare down your wallet to the bare essentials, only bring the minimum amount of electronics with you (or none at all), bring a book or magazine instead of an e-reader. •Store your
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Memorial Weekend Safety Tips

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe and avoid jail time this holiday. If you do find you need a fast bail bondsman don’t hesitate to call us, we are the Bondsman on 49th! Here are a few tips to staying safe: •If traveling by car, schedule in extra time. Many people are planning on traveling during this time so the roads will be more congested. •Always buckle up and make sure the kids are in car seats. •Try and travel when you are rested and fed. Tired and hungry can lead
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Human Trafficking Orlando & Tampa

Did You Know Human Trafficking Could Be Happening Right In Front Of You? Human Trafficking also known as “modern day slavery” exists in Orlando and is very prominent in the Tampa, Florida area as well. Did you know that airports are widely used by human traffickers? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that air travel is one of the most used ways that human traffickers move people. Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for
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