Australians lost $1.4 billion in 2010-2011 due to personal fraud (ABS survey) which includes credit card fraud, identity theft and scams. The Australian Bureau of Statistics also estimated a total of 1.2 million Australians aged 15 years and over were victim of at least one incident of personal fraud. Another more … Continue Reading ››
We've previously put up a checklist of the things you can do to make your homes and business places more secure. However, sometimes despite our best efforts, we are the victims of theft. So we thought we'd share some tips from the Victoria Police on what you can do to help recover (or replace) stolen property.
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Following on from last week's post about the dramatic rise in bike theft in Melbourne's inner north, many cyclists are probably wondering how to keep your bike safe? Well, there is a great new scheme that may help you prevent your bike from being stolen. Parkiteer is a simple way to … Continue Reading ››
If you live in Northcote and use Twitter you may have recently seen a tweet calling for help to locate a stolen bike. Andrew, a local Northcote resident had his distinctive black Verite carbon frame bicycle stolen from his home during a break-in. His bike wasn't locked so the theives were able to easily wheel … Continue Reading ››
Police are asking Gooch St, Thornbury residents to report anyone suspicious due to a number of burglaries in the street recently. Thieves have forced open windows, stealing laptops and other electrical items. Report any suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are advising women to pay closer attention to their handbags as there have been numerous reports of thefts from handbags in Northcote Plaza, Preston Markets and at Northland Shopping centre. Zipping up or securely closing your bag is the first line of defence against pickpockets but being aware of others around you while in busy … Continue Reading ››
Identity theft is now a real threat for many people. With most of us relying on electronic banking, we need to keep our identities secure to protect ourselves against fraud. Everyone has heard about the ATM and EFTPOS skimming scams but there are other ways thieves can steal our identity. Police in the Coburg area … Continue Reading ››
At Metrolock - Melbourne Locksmith - we understand that while losing a key, or locking yourself out is inconvenient this does not compare to the distress of having your home or business broken into and being robbed. Apart from the financial loss of the things stolen there is that awful feeling of vulnerability and insecurity that this terrible situation brings. We … Continue Reading ››
How Safe is Your Home?When times come for you and your family to come home, wouldn't you like to know you've done everything possible to make it a safe home-coming? We've put together the following home security checklist to help you identify the areas around your home that require security precautions:
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