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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    Thanks! Yeah, that's my thinking too - my mum seems unconerned though and she usually wants to wrap me up in cotton wool!




    Nope, I'm a doofus
    Young people are more clued up on the dangers.

    Definitely get locks changed for piece of mind and indeed cutting the danger. You just never know these days.

    Definitely block your debit card if you haven't already.

    Definitely get your old driving licence blocked. Again just incase.
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    My mate got robbed in a distraction robbery on Friday night. Not nice at all, he'd only had his phone 3 days.
    Aww that's not nice, I hope he's okay. I'd had mine for 2 weeks after getting it replaced due to smashing the screen up!
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Young people are more clued up on the dangers.

    Definitely get locks changed for piece of mind and indeed cutting the danger. You just never know these days.

    Definitely block your debit card if you haven't already.

    Definitely get your old driving licence blocked. Again just incase.
    That's all very true, thanks for that. Really don't fancy having my identity stolen!
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    Hang on, picking on a female, a gang of four?

    How ****ing sad is this country now?
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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    A bit younger than me - maybe 18ish?
    Really doubt they'd come to your house then. Change your locks just to be on the safe side though.
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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    Hi all,

    Am hoping that people here might have had more experience in these things than me (even though I don't want anyone else to have had to go through that!)...

    Basically, I got mugged coming back from Fulham on Saturday morning and lost my debit card, driving licence, iPhone, keys, etc.

    I'm worried that I still had my address in my message history from when I had a flatwarming party a fortnight ago and that, with my keys, means that I might need to get the locks changed. Part of me thinks that they were only after my phone and have probably ditched my keys but people have told me horror stories about keys being sold on with peoples' addresses - potentially to those capable of more than mugging...

    I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts - feel free to tell me I'm being particularly pessimistic or optimistic!

    Also, I've had my phone barred by O2 but I know that iPhones are relatively easy to jailbreak - does that mean they can still access my messages? I had it blocked about 12 hours after having my phone stolen so I presume they wouldn't have taken down my address before then but, if there's still a way of them accessing the information, then I don't want to be waiting for them to come calling at my flat.

    Basically, what would you do in this situation?

    Thanks for any advice! Xx
    Sorry to hear this has happened, I hope you aren't physically or mentally harmed by it.
    It is very annoying and frustrating to lose all those things. Even after you get them replaced it'll still bother you no doubt.

    Bear in mind that your address might not be on your keys but it will be on your driving license so best to get your locks changed.

    All I can say otherwise is that once again I'm sorry to hear that happened and I hope you recover and get past it ok!
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    Hang on, picking on a female, a gang of four?

    How ****ing sad is this country now?
    Not great but it was a stupid female who decided to walk home alone at 2am whilst half-cut...


    (Original post by Tom2011)
    Really doubt they'd come to your house then. Change your locks just to be on the safe side though.
    Yeah that's a good point but will do
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    (Original post by Tom2011)
    Really doubt they'd come to your house then. Change your locks just to be on the safe side though.
    You mustn't live in an average British town / city. I wouldn't put it past people that age living where I am.
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    (Original post by morris743)
    You mustn't live in an average British town / city. I wouldn't put it past people that age living where I am.
    Just can't see an 18yr old going from Fulham to Essex (50 miles) to try and get into someones house.
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    (Original post by Tom2011)
    Just can't see an 18yr old going from Fulham to Essex to try and get into someones house.
    Perhaps I'm too cautious! But caution is better than thinking "oh hell no I should have paid attention to those guys online" when you and your family are being scared by these bunch of lame crooks.
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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    Not great but it was a stupid female who decided to walk home alone at 2am whilst half-cut...




    Yeah that's a good point but will do
    I'm the most dizziest person ever, could lose my head if it wasn't screwed on. Were all pretty stupid at times, me especially

    I managed to leave my wallet on an empty train, provisional licence, £20 cash, railcard. I was worried at first but 3 months on, nothing's ever happened. With me they probably took the cash and binned the rest. I was quite drunk though, my mate's solution was to buy me another pint ... moron

    Hope you get it all sorted and no-one has been daft enough to come and find you

    Still robbing someone drunk is harsh. Bit sad really.
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    (Original post by morris743)
    Perhaps I'm too cautious! But caution is better than thinking "oh hell no I should have paid attention to those guys online" when you and your family are being scared by these bunch of lame crooks.
    Ofcourse, change your locks and be cautious. Not saying you shouldn't but you don't have to be threatened by some lowlife kids in your own house.
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    Tbh, if they know where you live and have keys then they're coming for you. And let me tell you this, if they arrive to find the locks have been changed their not going to take a brisk walk back home.

    Get cameras installed and those alarms which alert the police!
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    Tbh, if they know where you live and have keys then they're coming for you. And let me tell you this, if they arrive to find the locks have been changed their not going to take a brisk walk back home.

    Get cameras installed and those alarms which alert the police!
    Oh come now, are people really that sad to find someone? Or have I misjudged the retardedness of this country?
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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    Hi all,

    Am hoping that people here might have had more experience in these things than me (even though I don't want anyone else to have had to go through that!)...

    Basically, I got mugged coming back from Fulham on Saturday morning and lost my debit card, driving licence, iPhone, keys, etc.

    I'm worried that I still had my address in my message history from when I had a flatwarming party a fortnight ago and that, with my keys, means that I might need to get the locks changed. Part of me thinks that they were only after my phone and have probably ditched my keys but people have told me horror stories about keys being sold on with peoples' addresses - potentially to those capable of more than mugging...

    I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts - feel free to tell me I'm being particularly pessimistic or optimistic!

    Also, I've had my phone barred by O2 but I know that iPhones are relatively easy to jailbreak - does that mean they can still access my messages? I had it blocked about 12 hours after having my phone stolen so I presume they wouldn't have taken down my address before then but, if there's still a way of them accessing the information, then I don't want to be waiting for them to come calling at my flat.

    Basically, what would you do in this situation?

    Thanks for any advice! Xx
    Do you what 'being mugged' mean?

    I mean you say that "I got mugged coming back from Fulham on Saturday morning and lost my debit card, driving licence, iPhone, keys, etc."You just contradicted what happend!
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    (Original post by MEPLUS-->YOU)
    Do you what 'being mugged' mean?

    I mean you say that "I got mugged coming back from Fulham on Saturday morning and lost my debit card, driving licence, iPhone, keys, etc."You just contradicted what happend!
    Definition of lost "a. No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something"

    Yes, she is not in possession of her debit card, driving license, iPhone or keys.

    Whats the problem?
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Sorry to hear this has happened, I hope you aren't physically or mentally harmed by it.
    It is very annoying and frustrating to lose all those things. Even after you get them replaced it'll still bother you no doubt.

    Bear in mind that your address might not be on your keys but it will be on your driving license so best to get your locks changed.

    All I can say otherwise is that once again I'm sorry to hear that happened and I hope you recover and get past it ok!
    Thanks, I'm fine, just anxious! Serves me right for thinking I'm invincible though...

    Damn, good point about the address on my keys - that is my home address though and they'd have to get a train out to Essex! Thanks again

    (Original post by morris743)
    You mustn't live in an average British town / city. I wouldn't put it past people that age living where I am.
    It's sad that we have to be this pessimistic in this day and age, isn't it?!

    (Original post by Tom2011)
    Just can't see an 18yr old going from Fulham to Essex (50 miles) to try and get into someones house.
    Probably true but people keep telling me that petty criminals sell keys on to others

    (Original post by morris743)
    Perhaps I'm too cautious! But caution is better than thinking "oh hell no I should have paid attention to those guys online" when you and your family are being scared by these bunch of lame crooks.
    There probably isn't such a thing as too cautious! Yeah, my mum's not up for getting my home locks changed - it was my London address I was thinking about but maybe I should try to convince her too...

    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    I'm the most dizziest person ever, could lose my head if it wasn't screwed on. Were all pretty stupid at times, me especially

    I managed to leave my wallet on an empty train, provisional licence, £20 cash, railcard. I was worried at first but 3 months on, nothing's ever happened. With me they probably took the cash and binned the rest. I was quite drunk though, my mate's solution was to buy me another pint ... moron

    Hope you get it all sorted and no-one has been daft enough to come and find you

    Still robbing someone drunk is harsh. Bit sad really.
    Aww that's not good but at least you got another pint out of it It is worrying, I just don't want to have to be on my guard all the time...

    I'm not in London at the mo but my flatmate doesn't care!

    Yeah, but as I said, it is my own fault so I'm to blame!

    (Original post by Tom2011)
    Ofcourse, change your locks and be cautious. Not saying you shouldn't but you don't have to be threatened by some lowlife kids in your own house.
    Okay, thank you!
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    (Original post by ChapelTom)
    Oh come now, are people really that sad to find someone? Or have I misjudged the retardedness of this country?
    If they're willing to mug someone, I doubt they'll hesitate to rob an unoccupied house. So unless OP wants to some home one day to find everything missing I seriously advise taking some precautions other than having the locks changed. OP did you have any photos of the exterior/interior of your house in your phone?
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    (Original post by vintage_007)
    Not that it's relevant, but no.

    Yes, I reported it to the police that day.
    Have sorted the debit card and they've blocked it so that should be useless now.
    Hmm yeah, I'm not sure if I'm being too dramatic by wanting to change the locks - my flatmate seems to think I am!
    Yeah, I have had a look about disabling it entirely but can't seem to find any info on it - I think it's possible on other phones but not on iPhones as Apple obviously want you to buy another one!
    Yeah, I used to kickbox, should get back into that. I was hardly going to put up a fight when there was 4 of them though and I was in heels! Thanks anyway though!
    yh, lock is useless sorry
    call your provider... ask them about the blocking bit... or contact apple...
    ive never tried it so i wouldnt know, but i presume the companies ive mentioned should know something...

    may help if you walk with friends or atleast walk along routes that are usually filled with people from now on
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