Safety Guidelines

Burgeoning urban population, changing social values and evolving technology - various factors pose a constant challenge to Karnataka state police, in their fight against crime. Certain simple precautions taken up by the public can go a long way in making policing more effective and reducing crime opportunities. Some of these precautions, which can be adopted by the public, are listed below. This is not an exhaustive list but an indicative one.

 



HOME DIVERSION BURGLARY
One individual will approach the victim and occupy his/her attention while a second subject enters the victim's home and steals cash, jewelry and silver.Another home diversion technique is for perpetrators to come to a residence and ask for a drink of water, use a bathroom, or use a telephone for an emergency to gain entrance to a home. The subjects will then attempt to divert the victim's attention while an accomplice searches for valuables.


Tips: If an unknown subject comes to your home seeking directions, the phone, the bathroom etc., keep the subjects outside the home and at least one locked door between you and them. If they need water direct them to an outside faucet, if they need to contact someone, offer to make the call for them.


Phishing
Phishing is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by posing as a trustworthy site in an electronic communication. Most of the online banks are common targets. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or in />stant messaging and often directs users to enter details at a website, although phone contact has also been used at times.


How to Spot Phishing Emails
The best way to avoid becoming a phishing scam victim is to use your best judgment. No financial institution with any sense will email you and ask you to input all of your sensitive information. In fact, most institutions are informing customers that “We will never ask you for your personal information via phone or email”.