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  Take Responsibility For Your Own Welfare
  • Base your decisions on Rule One , voted number "ONE" for 99 years in a row.  "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

  • Rely upon your instincts. If you suspect something amiss, whereverĖwhenever follow your instincts. Being embarrassed does not compare with being harmed.

    • (Many people recount the times they avoided mishaps, just by acknowledging their suspicion that something did not "feel" right.)

  • Donít ever give out personal information (social security number, bank account information, etc.) to a stranger (in person or over the phone, even if they tell you that you have won a fabulous prize but can collect only if you give them the information they request immediately.)

    • Reputable businesses do not "bully" you and it is against the law for telemarketers to request such information from you.

    • Donít ever be in a hurry Ėask questions and read the small print. Con artists are smart, you be smarter.

  • Donít open your door to strangers. Donít rely upon door chains; they can be easily broken. If the stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place a telephone call for them. If they do not leave, call 9-1-1.

  • If a utility worker or policeman comes to your door, you may ask them to provide you with identification before you let them in your house.  If you arenít convinced, make a telephone call to their employer and verify their validity to be at your home.

  • In some areas, people put a blue light bulb in their porch light fixture and if it is turned on, it alerts others that you have a problem. If you use this method, tell your neighbors that if your blue light is on, you are in trouble and they should call 9-1-1 for you.