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Old 04-13-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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This is actually a very smart and easy solution if you live in a single family home. Just get picked up and dropped off at a spot down the street so they don't know where you live.
or call a taxi
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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or call a taxi
You'd prefer to be robbed by a taxi driver?
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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or call a taxi
Taxi driver would also know your home location and that you are away. Taxi, Uber, whoever....getting picked up at a location other than your house could be a good idea.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Taxi driver would also know your home location and that you are away. Taxi, Uber, whoever....getting picked up at a location other than your house could be a good idea.
Have them pick you up in front of the house of the neighbor you don't like. Mention how you always leave your expensive jewelry at home because you don't like to travel with it, and also how you hate banks and keep all your cash hidden throughout your house.
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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Its genius. In a criminally insane way. Still, I'm shocked that we haven't seen more such stories before now.
I've thought of this issue, so I rarely use the same transport company for to/from trips. So if I leave with ABC car service, I'll uber home. If I tell ABC that I am gone from the 1st to the 10th that gives everyone in the office from the info I won't be home. So by going one way with them they have no idea when I am returning.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Kind of reminds me of an Adam-12 episode, except it was a restaurant waiter and parking attendant doing the ripping off. They had the customer's keys and because of reservations, they had their name. The waiter looked up their name in the phone book, got the address and gave it to the parking attendant. They called the number and if nobody answered the parking attendant would burglarize the house. The waiter would give a signal by calling the house to let the parking attendant know when the customer was getting ready to leave.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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Kind of reminds me of an Adam-12 episode, except it was a restaurant waiter and parking attendant doing the ripping off. They had the customer's keys and because of reservations, they had their name. The waiter looked up their name in the phone book, got the address and gave it to the parking attendant. They called the number and if nobody answered the parking attendant would burglarize the house. The waiter would give a signal by calling the house to let the parking attendant know when the customer was getting ready to leave.
Adam 12 ?!?!? Now that is an oldie! I think Dragnet was so much cooler.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1pILoNlHnc
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Every time I go to the airport via rideshare or a cab, I tell the driver about my unemployed friend who is staying at the house in my absence due to the threat of flooding in my basement and to take care of the cat. The friend has gotten a job but I still pay her to check on my house and feed that cat. Just a safety measure I take.

Of course, if anyone broke into my house, they'd be sorely disappointed. There is literally nothing here of value. I don't spend on fancy electronics or clothes. Everything I spend pretty much goes to maintaining my dogs in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. LOL
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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Proof that even legit rideshare drivers can't always be trusted.

I've mostly lived in apartment complexes so I have no fears of being picked up in front of the building by an Uber/Lyft driver.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Every time I go to the airport via rideshare or a cab, I tell the driver about my unemployed friend who is staying at the house in my absence due to the threat of flooding in my basement and to take care of the cat. The friend has gotten a job but I still pay her to check on my house and feed that cat. Just a safety measure I take.
I'd "accidentally" drop a statement about "my friend who just got out of 26th and California [a local nickname for the main Cook County jail], crashing at my place until he gets a warehouse job, and I'm one of the few people he respects at this point in his life". ("Respects", rather than "trusts"; the distinction is important.) If prompted "What did he do?", my response would be "Nothing good; I'd rather not talk about it."
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I've mostly lived in apartment complexes so I have no fears of being picked up in front of the building by an Uber/Lyft driver.
Same with me. Even after I stop renting, I plan to buy a condominium. The relative safety of a large multi-unit building in that sense can't be beat. Ditto for not needing to hold or pick up mail. And when I go out of town, the only people I tell the truth to are family, close friends, and one neighbor I trust.

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