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Family Member Car Stickers...

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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How many of you have this is in the back of your car window? You know what this tells me? This tells me how many family members and what kind of family members live in your house..

Can you imagine what a burglar, child molester or anyone with a malicious intent can do with this and what it tells that person about those who live in your home?

 

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by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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Robyn218
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM

I want one with all 9 of my dogs...

Mom2LiamNMolly
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM

WOW... I never thought of it that way... the danger issue, I mean... VERY good point... I personally would never have one, but only because I find them extremely tacky. 

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GOBryan
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM
Unfortunately, it's come down to that kind of world where it's best to be as private as possible rather than proudly display the family.
CoeyG
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Do your kids participate in any dance/sport activities outside of school?  Have their names, and photos ever appeard in any newspaper?    If so you must have signed a release and that means that anyone can find out where you live simply by getting your last name.  All they need to do is go to the local library and ask for the property owner books and rental books... look up your last name and under your last name is the lot number you purchased (if you own your home) what the address is on that lot number.  Takes about 5 minutes. 

"Can you imagine what a burglar, child molester or anyone with a malicious intent can do with this and what it tells that person about those who live in your home? "

GOBryan
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM

 Although much of what you say is true. A person would have to go the extra step and do research for that and they still may not discover all the members of a household or the info they're seeking, however, if a child molester was driving behind a car with those stickers on it, saw the stickers of a mom, 2 kids and a dog, he may immediately realize there's no dad in the picture and it's as easy as following the car home to see where they live, show up later and do the damage. Much easier and different scenario, which can be done randomly. If there was a dad, wait til dad leaves for work.

It's almost asking for problems and I don't believe people think it through when they place these stickers on the back of their windows.

Quoting CoeyG:

Do your kids participate in any dance/sport activities outside of school?  Have their names, and photos ever appeard in any newspaper?    If so you must have signed a release and that means that anyone can find out where you live simply by getting your last name.  All they need to do is go to the local library and ask for the property owner books and rental books... look up your last name and under your last name is the lot number you purchased (if you own your home) what the address is on that lot number.  Takes about 5 minutes. 

"Can you imagine what a burglar, child molester or anyone with a malicious intent can do with this and what it tells that person about those who live in your home? "

 

http://www.cafemom.com/group/109589 Fathers Rights Cause


http://www.cafemom.com/group/42836 The Spiritual Cafe


I am a Central Florida Realtor http://gobryan.watsonrealtycorp.com/  

CoeyG
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:15 PM

 

Quoting GOBryan:

 Although much of what you say is true. A person would have to go the extra step and do research for that and they still may not discover all the members of a household, however, if a child molester was driving behind a car with those stickers on it, saw a mom, 2 kids and a dog. He may immediately realize there's no dad in the picture and it's as easy as following the car home to see where they live, show up later and do the damage. Much easier and different scenario, which can be done randomly. If there was a dad, wait til dad leaves for work.

It's almost asking for problems.

Quoting CoeyG:

Do your kids participate in any dance/sport activities outside of school?  Have their names, and photos ever appeard in any newspaper?    If so you must have signed a release and that means that anyone can find out where you live simply by getting your last name.  All they need to do is go to the local library and ask for the property owner books and rental books... look up your last name and under your last name is the lot number you purchased (if you own your home) what the address is on that lot number.  Takes about 5 minutes. 

"Can you imagine what a burglar, child molester or anyone with a malicious intent can do with this and what it tells that person about those who live in your home? "

 

 It takes about 5 minutes to go tha "extra step", I've done it.  And now with everying on computer it takes even less time.  Also if a parent signs a release the child's information becomes part of the "public record" a pedophile can find out everything about that child by going to the newspaper and asking.  They can even find out what school the child attends.

glitterteaz
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

 Wow some of you people are overly paranoid good thing the world is ending in 2012 huh...I guess I will buy my stickers then...anyone know what day and month???

glitterteaz
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM

my comment was sarcasm by the way!

kltaylor07
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

You can actually just look up the court records online.  You can get a name, floor plan, pictures of the house, address & value of the home... lots of other stuff.

http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/disclaim.htm

Quoting CoeyG:

Do your kids participate in any dance/sport activities outside of school?  Have their names, and photos ever appeard in any newspaper?    If so you must have signed a release and that means that anyone can find out where you live simply by getting your last name.  All they need to do is go to the local library and ask for the property owner books and rental books... look up your last name and under your last name is the lot number you purchased (if you own your home) what the address is on that lot number.  Takes about 5 minutes. 

"Can you imagine what a burglar, child molester or anyone with a malicious intent can do with this and what it tells that person about those who live in your home? "


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GOBryan
by on May. 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM

 

Quoting CoeyG:

 

 

 It takes about 5 minutes to go tha "extra step", I've done it.  And now with everying on computer it takes even less time.  Also if a parent signs a release the child's information becomes part of the "public record" a pedophile can find out everything about that child by going to the newspaper and asking.  They can even find out what school the child attends.

 It's still irrelevant to what I'm stating because this would take no effort where a pedofile would have to mark a family and then go through the system for the info. Still, it doesn't mean they get the info they want that way all the time. Not everyone signs those releases. Not everyone has their kids in extra curricular activities, etc. I don't for one. Also, when I purchased my home, my situation has changed since and it still doesn't state how many people I have living with me.

By having the stickers on the car window, it is helping to create a random and needless situation.

I'm not arguing that there's other methods. I am pointing out one that can help prevent it though.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/109589 Fathers Rights Cause


http://www.cafemom.com/group/42836 The Spiritual Cafe


I am a Central Florida Realtor http://gobryan.watsonrealtycorp.com/  

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