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Author Topic: Christmas Shopping List By a thief  (Read 501 times)
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« on: December 12, 2018, 07:07:29 PM »

This year Iím going to get
          . Purse full of money and credit cards
          . Mobile phone, used but still in good condition
          . MP3 player, already loaded
          . Bag full of Christmas shopping
          . Sat Nav
          . Lap top, with all your personnel details on
          . Leather wallet with loads of cash inside
          . Designer Handbag
          . Lots of gift wrapped presents
And I know just where to get them from YOU
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 05:53:09 PM »

I wonder what the purpose of this message is? Sure, we know that thieves exist and these are the types of items they may target. However, there is no advice given by the TVP about how to avoid such thefts. This post serves only to make me more fearful with out any positive message. I do not find this helpful. What do others think?
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Posts: 120

« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 10:22:11 PM »

How to solve the shopping list for thieves problem

. I only have one credit card, I think it is probably up to itís limit. Who carries money around nowadays?
. My mobile phone has a cracked screen
. I donít have an MP3 player, what are they?
. I shop online
. I donít have a sat nav, I just get lost
. I got my lap stop second hand from eBay, I just play games on it. Any self respecting thief would not be seen dead playing the games I play.
. I donít have a leather wallet, just a cheap plastic one I got in a bran tub.
. I am sad and lonely so do not give presents and do not get any back.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 05:22:48 PM »

Oh dear. How sad. This is not the Archimedes Principle I learned at school. More buoyancy needed I think!
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e tenebris lux

« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 09:24:04 AM »

If a laptop with personnel details (as opposed to personAL details) is stolen you need to report it to the ICO within 72 hours under GDPR.

However, for Archimedes there is some good news because you need not get lost without a sat nav.

Steve Backshall can teach you to read a map. See
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Posts: 120

« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 12:35:36 PM »

Hi Birdman, there is always the Archimedes Screw!
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