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I encountered and heard two accidents recently. One is one day when I was riding in a bus, I heard a screaming of a passenger. The passenger shouted: “I just recharged RMB 100 Yuan in the traffic card yesterday, but why there is only RMB 10 Yuan now?” The second happened several days later, my colleague Xiao Zhang talked to me about a weird happened recently, she got to see her friend by a taxi and she swiped the traffic card to get off after reaching the destination. Next day when she took a bus again she found that the spare money of her traffic card was zero. Why such weirdies could happen? The reason of the first accident is: that the passenger asked the person beside him to swipe the card for convenience, as a result his traffic card was exchanged by others. The reason of the second accident is: that Xiao Zhang doesn’t notice the small trick of the driver. The driver returns to her a vacant card, although there is a ticket left. The ticket only has the sum, and the driver has already ripped off the car number and the traffic card number. So we should have the precaution consciousness when using public traffic cards: 1. Don’t seek a temporary convenience to let others to swipe the card for you. 2. Remember your traffic card number by heart or set marks at your traffic card so as to distinguish it notably from others. 3. When taking a taxi, you should keep your invoice intact so as to prepare for descrying. 4. Notice whether the invoice you have kept is intact or not (it should contain the unit name of the taxi company and the number of your traffic card). Once your traffic card is changed, you can contact the unit in time. (Zhang Li)
I. Guard criminals from entering into civilian residences by door 1. Install an anti-pry angle iron or a qualified safety lock, and never use the visible padlock; 2. The old-fashioned glass family splitting door should be equipped with burglary-resisting grill; 3. Forster a good habit of locking door conveniently when going outside, and do your best to install an qualified burglary-resisting iron door with good quality. The door and window orienting to the dooryard should not only be reinforced but also be equipped with blind bolt; 4. The door should be equipped with “a peephole”. To those “drop-ins”, you must enhance your vigilance, and avoid opening the door at random; 5. When the whole family go out, one should not only shut all the doors and windows, but also ask acquaintance to take away the newspapers, milk etc. at the door, so that no one knows that nobody is home. II. Guard criminals against entering into civilian residences to steal by window 1. The burglary-resisting establishments of the old-fashioned transom and toilet window are mainly to install reinforced grill or wire hood. The rod of the grill should be thick and close enough, and the joints should be welded firmly; 2. Insert a little batten in the chute of mobile window, or punch a hole at both end of mobile window, then plug into a 3-inch long nail, which can guard the house against intruding and prevent the window from being moved; 3. Apply the burglary-resisting and alarm technical products, etc., such as the magnetic switch of door; 4. The internal-installed rolling blind burglary-resisting curtain can be installed. When going outside, please shut the window, draw down the rolling blind curtain and fix it with a bolt; 5. Install a infrared burglary-resisting alarm, etc.. III. Guard criminals against entering into the civilian residences by climbing 1. Residents living in the ground floor could plant some muricated plants such as China rose and sisal hemp, etc. around the fence, also they can plant them around the balcony, not only beautiful, but also as a line of defense; 2. For the public housings with the exposed rainspouts, the anti-climb mesh enclosure and iron stings can be installed on those rainspouts; after this measure being applied in Minhang and other areas, the rate of stealing cases caused by climbing rainspouts has decreased dramatically; 3. Install the burglary-resisting grill that has the same height of the window, which will prevent the thieves from climbing “by something”; 4. Residents with good economic conditions could install qualified infrared alarms; 5. Residential areas with mature conditions also can install the perimeter infrared alarm systems.
A taxi driver washed his car in a washing booth of a gas station, at the moment of getting off to pay the -washing fee, the car washer suddenly entered into the driving seat and drove the car away. The gapemouthed driver looked at the whole process of his car being robbed, he asked for the owner of this washing booth, and the surprised owner said that he didn’t know that person, he was just working temporally here, and I paid him RMB 5 Yuan per day. One evening, a jobless young man Chen, living in Xinhe Town of Chongming District, came to Min’an gas station in Caobao Road, and he said to the washing booth owner in the gas station that he was willing to work here, and the pay was only RMB 5 Yuan per day. The owner thought that it was not high, so he promised the young man without asking for his identity. Next morning, a white Santana 2000 taxi came to this gas station to refuel. After the driver heard that the car-wash fee was cheap, he drove the car into the washing booth, and he wanted to wash the car before refueling. Chen was watching the car slinkingly as he pretended to wash the car hopingly, and he found that the mileage of the car was not much and it was also a new car. As a natural consequence, a wicked idea occurred to him suddenly. At that moment, the driver got off to pay the washing fee, leaving the key in the car. Seizing an opportunity, Chen moved stealthily toward the car door, suddenly rushed into the driving seat and started up the car. With the scream of wheels, the car rushed from the gas station to Sanlin Town of Pudong District. On his way, Chen Gang just called “Xiao Wu” by telephone that he had known in Hangzhou, and they reached an agreement that Chen “sold” the car with the original price of RMB 128,000 Yuan at the price of RMB 40,000 Yuan to “Xiao Wu”. Furthermore, “Xiao Wu” himself prepared for a license plate of Zhejiang Province. One afternoon, Chen Gang met “Xiao Wu”. Then the car was changed with the license plate of Zhejiang Province brought by “Xiao Wu”, and was driven to Hangzhou all through the night. At last, the police of Hangzhou city arrested these thieves.
Recently, the cases of stealing inner articles of cars increase dramatically. This kind of case has the following characters: (1) A group of several criminals (3 person or above) strike the triangle glass of a car, then open the door to steal the inner articles. (2) A group of criminals stir up troubles intendedly to distract the driver’s attention, then seize an opportunity to steal the inner articles. (3) A group of criminals put the sharp-angled hollow pipe nails under the right front wheel of a parked car, then when the car starts up, the wheel is pierced through, and the driver gets off to descry the reason, they will seize an opportunity to steal the inner articles (4) Criminals often dismantle or pry the rubber strip in the window glass or directly break the window glass of the car parking along the road by blunt utensils, then open the door to steal the inner articles. (5) Criminals often wait beside the traffic jammed sentry box, seize an opportunity to steal inner articles when the driver gets off the car to receive traffic police’s handling for peccancy. In order to guard against this kind of case, we can take measures from the following aspects: (1) When parking, please choose the car park or parking place allowed by traffic departments and guarded by someone. If you can’t find a parking place temporarily, you should also try to park your car at a place with great popularity on the premise of abiding by the traffic regulations. Do avoid parking in a remote area. (2) After the car owner leaves the car, he/she should take the valuables with himself/herself, such as camera, handbag and portable computer, and so on. The bigger valuables should be transferred as well, and do avoid emerging in the field of vision. (3) The car owner must foster a good habit of closing the door as soon as leave the car. If condition permits, you should startup the alarm device. Once you encounter an “accidental” circumstance in your driving, and when you stop the car to deal with the matter, you must foster a habit of locking door as well. Never forget to lock door cause of impatience. At the time of dealing with the matter and encountering the crowd of onlookers, you will be highly on guard against “the cheating cooperation act of lawbreakers ” that lawbreakers may exploit an advantage to steal, which are disguised as the warm-hearted and helpful persons. (4) Before you startup your car, please check what are under your wheels, and to see whether there are sharp nails put by someone; the “rotten apple” and “radish slice” may have been enchased with the up nails; when your car just starts to move, someone shouts: “your tyre is leaking”, and be careful of a trap set by someone: one man leads you to get off your car, and then his confederates will seize the opportunity to steal the inner articles. (5) Apply technical precautions measures to ensure security. According to different requirements, the car owner can choose and buy the anti-theft bag (box), burglar alarm, magnetic control switch, glass vibration inductor and infrared inbreak detector, etc., those have already been existed in the market. (6) Once there is car damage and loss, property loss or any clue to irregularity or criminal activities, one should inform the police timely. Anyway in order to prevent the happening of this kind of case, the most important thing is the precaution consciousness of citizens themselves. Along with the improvement of material life, the private cars will be more and more, and drivers including the bus driver should enhance the vigilance so that the criminals will have no opportunity to commit crimes.
1. Fake mobile phone. Criminals claim that the fake mobile phone which is actually worth dozens of Yuan, is the smuggled goods, and hawk them with the price from RMB 200 Yuan to RMB 500 Yuan on the road. Precaution suggestion: one should buy the mobile phone in normal marketplaces. Hawking on the road with a crowd of “onlookers” often is a swindle. 2. Be deliberately mystifying. Criminals mainly aim at middle- and old-aged patients, claiming that the patient has been possessed by an evil, and they can lustrate the evil so as to get money by fraud. Precaution suggestion: one must trust the science, oppose superstition, never turn to whatever doctor one can find when critically ill. The victim should disclose bravely and inform the police timely. 3. Pre-paid phone card is stealthily substituted. Criminals go to the shop with an invalid pre-paid phone card in advance, pretending to buy a similar card, and they will quickly exchange the card and run away while the salesperson is unmindful. Precaution suggestion: Gazing at the goods that you sell, never divert your attention. The pre-paid phone card sample can be placed within the glass of counter. 4. Borrow your mobile phone to make a call. The criminal invites the net friend to meet at places such as teahouse, etc., then borrows the net friend’s mobile phone with the excuse of his or her own mobile phone is power off, etc., after that he or she will have a call outside due to the noise and no signal etc. Finally he will run away. Precaution suggestion: one should not meet a net friend without knowing his ins and outs, or imply the net friend that you are on guard with the excuse that you are waiting for a call. 5. Introduce a famous doctor. Criminals prowl around the hospitals and drug stores, and they often take the excuse of introducing a famous doctor to an old patient. After getting the patient’s trust, they defraud the patient’s money in the name of charging the introducing fee. Precaution suggestion: one can ask for the information of “ an famous doctor”, and one should discern the doctor license when he sees a doctor in a private dispensary. 6. “Draw a prizewinning” in a short message. Criminals send prizewinning messages to mobile phone clients in the way of group calling (for example: the bonus is a computer). When a victim contacts with them, they request the person to pay the tax and postage to a designated account. Precaution suggestion: when encountering such “a good thing”, one should ask for persons with rich experiences, and ask “Why?” for more times. One should tell the account to the police station so as to trace the source of it. 7. Defraud money by disguising as a college student. Criminals often stay in bustling places such as the street, food market, station and marketplace, etc., claiming that they are college students from famous colleges in other places, and they want to get the pity of the passers-by, especially the young ladies and female middle school students, with an excuse of traveling in Shanghai, being stolen, and asking for traveling expenses, etc.. Precaution suggestion: one can ask for the details of that alleged college, and pretend to make a call to inform the college. If the person looks flustered, one can inform the police. (Zhang Li)