Listen to what happened to me

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  1. Naicidrac

    Naicidrac TPF Noob!

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    I came home yesterday after a long day at work to find that my house was burglarized. The took my Meade telescope, my Nikon with various lenses, sony camcorder, all my tools (saws, nail guns, hand tools), my wife's jewlery, firearms, etc...They also took a camera bag with filters, shutter release, spare $50.00 camera batteries, but I found the bag in the alley behind my house. Thankfully my brand new Nikon D80 with 18-135 lens that sat right by my 35mm Nikon ended up being defective. I sent the week old Nikon D80 back to the retailer on Tuesday for an exchange. What sucks is that I am still finding stuff that they stole. They even took my 2 year old daughter's clothes and shoes. What kind of people were these. I just wanted to vent and let my emotions out. I am still realizing things that were stolen. Oh ya, they also took a CC, and all ouf our SS cards. I put a fraud alert for my wife and I's SS# with the three financial institiutes and canceled the card last night. I also called the bank and put a freeze on all of our account info. They got into our filing cabinet and looked through a bunch of stuff. I will talk to you guys later and thanks for the support. At least no one in my family was hurt and all of that other stuff can be replaced.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yikes...I'm sorry to hear that you have been so violated. I hope things work out for you & your family.
     
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    Naicidrac TPF Noob!

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    Thanks BigMike, yes I have been violated. Things will work out and everything can be replaced. I will not let this get me down. Thanks
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Wow...what a drag. Soo sorry to hear about your loses. Sure hope things end up ok for you. Take care.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear that. You are right though, it's right to focus on the positive that your family wasn't harmed and the "things" can be replaced. I'm so glad you called to report your cards and SSN as stolen, identity theft is a horrible thing to deal with.
     
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    Naicidrac TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the words of encouragment, also just to let you guys know. I called Equifax 1-800-525-6285 and it was pretty easy to do and not that much automated stuff. They also notify the other two credit institutions, Experian and Trans Union to notify them. I found about about that number on a website about identity theft. You can call that number and put a fraud alert on your SS# so within the next 90 days if anyone tries to open any kind of credit using that SS# and alert pops up and they call a number you provide to verify. Thanks again for the positive thoughts.
     
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    What a bummer... I'm glad that your family is safe...
     
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    Good for you, for jumping all over this and being so proactive. :thumbup: You may indeed have been victimized, but you're not acting like a victim. So sorry it had to happen to you. I'm glad your family is safe. Good luck to you, and take care.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    take care! so sorry to hear this!
     
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    Oh NO!! What a major hassle for you! It is so mind-boggling that they'd take your 2 year old's clothing! Much less all that other stuff of value. Ummm, re the firearms, do you have to report those to the police?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So sorry to hear about this! But it looks like you took the right steps towards stopping those @$$holes in their tracks. Good for you! The way I look at it... Naicidrac 1 - thieves 0 :D
     
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    We were burgled several times when I was a kid. The wierd thing is they only stole some of my mothers stuff (single parent). I think the cops and insurance thought we were scammers. Happened 4 times. Then we came home and just about caught them. They were taking the ladder from our garage and going through the bathroom window. When they were done they would put it back. After we almost got em. They stopped.

    Loss was definately not as big as your. And it is more important to be safe than to have toys!!
     

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