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NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID Sep 4, 2013
" IN GOD WE TRUST"


NOW HEAR THIS...NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID!!

1. Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.
This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS.
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

3. CELL PHONES
I never thought of this.......
This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.
Moral of the lesson:
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart,
Dad, Mom, etc....
b. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.
c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from
them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.


4. Purse in the grocery cart scam...

A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf...wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.
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April 5 - National Walk to Work Day Apr 3, 2013
Flood Safety Awareness Week Mar 28, 2013
Flood Safety Awareness Week is Almost Here
By Jeff St. John
Flood Specialist

Flood Safety Awareness Week is a week of daily featuresprovided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year, Flood Safety Awareness Week falls on March 18th and continues through March 22nd. The week is meant to call attention to the steps each of us can take to become more informed about flood safety. While each day highlights an important part of flood safety, we would like to make sure that you catch Thursday's feature. Thursday's feature will include the promotion of determining flood risk and having flood insurance. Many homeowners do not realize that flood insurance is separate from their homeowners insurance policies. It is the responsibility of the agent to remind clients that they will need to purchase flood insurance separately. There is a great way to remember to offer flood insurance with every policy and it is called the ACORD 60 form. The ACORD 60 form is a great way for a client to focus on purchasing flood insurance and take flood preparation and safety into serious consideration. Offering flood insurance will be an especially important part of flood safety as we head into the spring flooding season.

While spring brings the promise of warm weather and longer days, it also brings a variety of conditions that can cause flooding. This includes heavy rains, severe weather, rapid snowmelt, and ice jams that can all increase flood risk. Flood insurance will help your clients recover from all of the spring flooding hazards. Typically, there is a 30-day waiting period on new flood insurance policies, so the time to help your clients prepare is now. NOAA is offering a lot of great flood safety tips and resources during Flood Safety Awareness Week this year, but these tips can also raise a lot of questions. Big "I" Floodis ready to help answer those questions. We are your flood insurance resource and have you covered –In, Above and Outside of the NFIP!
BAIN AGENCY, INC OF BISMARCK BECOMES A TRUSTED CHOICE INSURANCE AGENCY Feb 16, 2011
Bismarck, ND – 2-16-10 --- Bain Agency, Inc has joined the Trusted Choice® brand movement; a national consumer brand that educates consumers about the benefits of using independent insurance agencies for their personal and commercial insurance needs announces Steve R Bain, President.

Trusted Choice®agencies offer consumers a broad selection of personal and business insurance policies, customized insurance coverages as well as advocacy support. Bain Agency, Inc and more than 10,000 other Trusted Choice® firms nationwide are committed to providing excellent customer service.

"I am very excited to join this dynamic and innovative group of consumer-oriented insurance professionals. As a Trusted Choice® agency, we are dedicated to you and are committed to treating you as a person, not a policy. All Trusted Choice® agencies agree to adhere to a Pledge of Performance designed to assure quality service." says Bain.

Today more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms throughout the United States are participating in the brand program as are 42 leading insurance companies.

"We are excited to welcome Bain Agency, Inc to Trusted Choice®," says Bob Fee, Trusted Choice® Board Chairman. "The agency's participation in the brand movement shines a bright spotlight on its commitment to providing current and prospective customers the best in service and insurance protection."

Bain Agency, Inc is a local Trusted Choice® agency that represents multiple insurance companies, so it offers you a variety personal and business coverage choices and can customize and insurance plan to meet your specialized needs. You can visit Bain Agency, Inc online at www.bainagency.comor call the agency at 701-223-2233.
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