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Beat The Crooks: Crime Prevention For All
Thematic 15 Questions
"There's always someone ready to part you from your hard-earned cash. Test how well prepared you are to avoid the attentions of criminals."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the most common way in which burglars gain access to houses?
They pick the locks on doors.
They force doors or break windows.
They enter through catflaps.
By removing slates on the roof.
You've just bought a new top-of-the-range Mercedes, and it looks fine in your driveway. Where is the best place to keep the keys when you go to bed at night?
On your bedside table
Hide them in a drawer in your kitchen
On a table in the hall
Leave them in the ignition; there are no criminals in your area.
You receive a telephone call from your credit card providers who have spotted a suspicious transaction on your account. They ask you to tell them the three-digit security number on the back of the card just to prove it is in your possession. Should you tell them?
You drive to church on a Sunday in your new Mercedes but you don't want to carry your handbag into the service. Where is the safest place in the car to hide it?
Nowhere in a car is safe to hide valuables
Under a coat on the rear seat
In the footwell
In the glove box
Your are going on holiday and your house will be unoccupied for two weeks. What should you NOT do before leaving?
Mow the lawn
Give a key to neighbours and ask them to check on the house occasionally
Cancel your daily newspaper delivery
Pull the curtains closed
You receive a phone call from your bank: their computer system crashed and they urgently need to know the PIN code of your debit card to restore the records. Should you tell them?
You are cutting the front hedge at your house when you are called in for tea. What is the best thing to do with your tools?
Hide them under the hedge until you have finished tea
Throw an old coat or rug over them
Leave them where they are; there are no crooks in your area
Put them away in your shed or garage until you need them again
You receive an e-mail from your bank asking you to contact them to confirm some details about your account. The e-mail provides you with a link to click on. That's a good way of contacting them quickly, isn't it?
You take your top-of-the-range Mercedes back to the dealer for its first service and the salesman says that as you are the 1,000th customer this year, you can have a special accessory fitted free of charge. Which of these should you choose?
A wireless internet link direct to www.funtrivia.com
A radar speed trap detector
A GPS Tracker system
A nodding dog for the rear parcel shelf.
You go online to buy a present for your favourite funtrivia editor. What symbol tells you that you are on a secure site?
A closed padlock in the bottom corner
A blue tick in the bottom corner
All sites are secure these days
The word SAFE is in green in the bottom corner
I'm pleased to say that you have won $6 million on the Canadian lottery. However, I need you to supply me with your bank account number to transfer the funds, and to pay a facilitation fee of $1,000. What's your reaction?
Wow! $6 million; where do I send the fee to?
$6 million? I don't get out of bed for less than $10 million
Thank, you, thank you, please transfer the funds to the following account...
I've never been to Canada/bought a lottery ticket, this message goes into the bin.
You have put your nice top-of-the-range Mercedes up for sale in a magazine - the ashtrays are full. A man comes around to see it, kicks the tyres a couple of times and offers you the asking price. He has with him a bank draft for $10,000 more than the price. He can give it to you, but can you write him a personal check for the $10,000? Should you?
"Christmas time, mistletoe and wine", oh the joys of shopping for your favourite people. You seem to have your arms full with parcels and there's still more to buy, what's the best way of coping with them?
Christmas has become far too commercialised - don't buy any presents.
Periodically take them back to your car and put them in the boot.
Periodically take them back to your car and put them in the boot (trunk) with a friend looking after them.
Periodically take them back to your car and put them on the backseat.
Psst: Want to buy a lovely Apple laptop for just $200? Have a look at what you're getting, and I've got more boxed up in the car. You can't resist that offer, can you?
Ding dong: Hello, I'm from your water provider, thanks for opening the door. We're concerned that supplies in this area have been contaminated. Can my friend and me come in to take a sample from your kitchen tap?
Come right in, the kitchen's through there
We don't have mains water in this house
Of course, after you've shown me your identity documents
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