[nfbwatlk] Chip visa cards
Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)
Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV
Mon Sep 21 14:13:48 UTC 2015
The parking dilemma is not unique to the convention hotel. Think about every public parking space, including in neighborhoods as being vulnerable to thieves of all kinds. A bunch of years ago, my family and I were at the Lloyd's Center in Portland, Christmas shopping. We left some of the presents in the car, not is a very visible place. The car was parking in the parking garage, and ... we lost a couple of hundred dollars of stuff that day. So, don't park at the Lloyd's Center. (just kidding).
Several cars have been broken into in the neighborhood I reside in during the last few months, with thieves taking various and sundry items. So, be careful in my neighborhood as well.
Finally, and this is very serious, please don't leave any kind of technology in the car where ever you are. In the Security Rule investigation business, we see cases of stolen lap tops, tablets, cell phones, and all kinds of mobile devices every day. Those devices are so important to each of us, with all kinds of personally identifiable information for ourselves and many of our friends involved and somehow accessible on the devices, that we can't afford to fail to safeguard them. Even though many of the devices were not visible, the cars were broken into, and the treasure was found during a rapid, and I mean lightning fast, search and theft.
The message is twofold.
First, don't assume that the Red Lion parking is any less secure than other places, and don't, please don't leave your valuable stuff in the car these days. It only takes once to be a nasty and meaningful experience.
And, just so the moderator won't dump me off the list for violating the purpose of the listserv, and to bring the topic back to blindness related issues, none of us wants to be robbed *blind*. (just couldn't resist the pun here. ... On second thought, maybe the moderator wants to dump me for that joke.
Have a great week, and looking forward to our convention over Halloween weekend.
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Julie Warrington via nfbwatlk
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 8:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Chip visa cards
well, sicne this is where we are having our convention. This is not very encouraging news for those that were planning on driving there.
Glad you were able to get things worked out and your money back.
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Chip visa cards
> Actually, all you have to do is go to a convention at the Red Lion
> Seatac, (this really happened), husband leaves checkbook in car), car
> gets broken into). Only they were idiots. Whoever got the checks was
> a woman, or young girl. She signed my name. My signature is not that
> clear, and she signed clear as a bell. Went to the credit union, and
> the person who was helping us just said, "Oh, well, this is a slam
> dunk." We got all our money back, and after faxing packets of
> information back and forth, about a hundred times, the stores where
> this stupid broad shopped, stopped sending us requests for
> information, payment, etc. So like, um, I hope her teeth rotted out
> from all the pop and candy she bought, I hope she fell out of the
> shoes she bought, and may her hands develop itchy rashes from signing
> people's names when they aren't hers. Yup, I know, not very
> Christian, but it was not fun trying to get our money back, keep the stores from billing us, and having to get new cards. Moral of the story:
> If you have to park a car at Red Lion at Seatac, don't leave ANYTHING
> in it, and if it were possible, I'd put electric shockers on it so
> that if somebody unauthorized touched it, they'd get a nasty surprise. We had to
> also get a new door lock and that was expensive. Debby
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