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How to Protect Your Vehicle and Your Property

A few Monday’s back, while shopping in town, I noticed at least seven people get out of their vehicles and not lock their doors. I also counted three vehicles with their motors running and doors open. For some reason some folks just do not think anything can happen to them. Well folks, did you know that the same type crimes occurring in other parts of the country are also occurring in your community. As a matter of fact, Small Read More...

Protecting Yourself Against Fraudulent Charitable Donations

In this consumer alert we will discuss Fraudulent Charitable Donations and the different ways you can protect yourself from being taken by scams and con artists. Have you ever wondered where the money you donate actually goes, or what it is really used for? Well, here are some facts that may surprise you. Many Charities contribute far less than 50% of the money they receive to actual charitable purposes. In fact, some only contribute less than 10%. The balance of Read More...

Credit Repair Scams

In this consumer alert we will discuss Credit Repair Scams and the different ways you can protect yourself from being taken by con artists. If you are looking for a way out of your bad credit problems, companies claiming that they can repair or hide your unfavorable credit information may sound appealing. Credit repair companies typically charge from $50 and up, but often do very little or nothing to repair your credit history. If you are considering taking steps to Read More...

How to Ensure Child Safety

In this consumer alert we will discuss Child Safety issues and the different ways you can protect your child from danger. For this week’s article I went to the Internet for my inspiration. Frankly I was very surprised at the number of consumer product safety recalls found at this web site. I downloaded a summary of over 127 recalled toys and over 300 infant/child products. I originally thought there would be only a few, but what a surprise to find Read More...

Protect Yourself Against Checking Account Numbers Fraud

In this consumer alert we will discuss checking account fraud and the different ways you can protect yourself from being taken by scams and con artists. Fraudulent Telemarketers and con-artists have found another way to seal your money. Consumers across the country are complaining about unauthorized automatic debits (withdrawals) from their checking accounts. Beware, if a caller asks for your checking account number, or other printed information signed by you on your account. Do as you would with your credit Read More...

What are the laws on Stun Guns in the United States

Many customers and clients inquire with us as to what the current laws are with respect to stun guns in the United States. Here is a breakdown of cities and states with restrictions in place (note: this information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice): STATES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED: ILLINOIS HAWAII MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN NEW JERSEY NEW YORK RHODE ISLAND WISCONSIN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CITIES WHERE STUN GUNS ARE RESTRICTED: ANNAPOLIS, MD BALTIMORE, MD BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD CHICAGO, IL DENSION / CRAWFORD COUNTY, IA (*According to Sheriff Tom Read More...

What are the laws on Lock-Picking in California?

Many customers and clients inquire with us as to what the current laws are with respect to lock-picking in California. Here is the applicable penal code (note: this information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice): CAL. PEN. CODE § 466 : California Code - Section 466 Every person having upon him or her in his or her possession a picklock, crow, keybit, crowbar, screwdriver, vise grip pliers, water-pump pliers, slidehammer, slim jim, tension bar, Read More...

What are the laws on Wiretapping in California?

Many customers and clients inquire with us as to what the current laws are with respect to wire-tapping in California. Here is the applicable penal code (note: this information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice): PENAL CODE SECTION 630-638 The Legislature hereby declares that advances in science and technology have led to the development of new devices and techniques for the purpose of eavesdropping upon private communications and that the invasion of privacy resulting Read More...

Complete Camera and Video Recording Systems

Finding the right surveillance system can be very frustrating from the type of security cameras you need, to how you will record the video to what cables and components will make it all work. We want your buying experience to be stress-free so we put together a selection of complete camera and video recording systems. The most obvious benefit of purchasing a complete surveillance system is that we've taken all of the guess-work out of the equation. What can you use Read More...

Ninja Video: Spy Masters and Why

Many who visit the spy shop love our Ninja products for sale. Items such as Katana’s, Sai’s, Caltrops, and even a wide array of throwing knives. And just as many ask “Why Ninja anything at The International Spy Shop?” Much more on that in future blogs – so check back ! – but in brief, check out this short video Ninja primer. Secrets of the Ninja Read More...