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ATM FRAUD

20/08/2016 0 Comments
ATM FRAUD

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 17th July 2016   Recently there have been some news reports about ATM fraud that was discovered in Karachi. The criminals used skimmers to capture banking data off of debit and credit cards. This is considered to be the first known detection of such fraud and […]

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Stay Safe in Ramadan in Pakistan

20/08/2016 0 Comments
Stay Safe in Ramadan in Pakistan

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 29th May 2016   If you do a quick search on the internet for personal safety concerns during the month of Ramazan you will find that a majority will address rash driving. Yet this month is also known for a high number of criminal incidents. Let’s […]

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Surviving a Bank Robbery

28/12/2015 0 Comments
Surviving a Bank Robbery

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 6th Dec 2015   You’re in a bank when it gets robbed. Are you supposed to drop to the floor? Challenge the robber? Try to escape? Raise the alarm? Or try and capture a picture of the robber? Every situation is different and your reaction at […]

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Express Kidnapping

03/12/2015 0 Comments
Express Kidnapping

This article was first published on 1st Nov 2015 in Dawn Magazine   An express kidnapping is when the victim is abducted and forced to withdraw their own ransom from an ATM or bank. One method is when the kidnapper accompanies the victim to the bank and has them withdraw cash at the counter by […]

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Are you sure your hotel is secure?

23/03/2015 0 Comments
Are you sure your hotel is secure?

First Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, March 8th, 2015   Which hotel you end up staying at during travel for business or pleasure is often driven by cost and proximity to the activity you need to accomplish. A surprising number of people, however, have little or no knowledge of the area they are going to […]

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Read these tips if you fear being mugged while using an ATM.

25/11/2013 0 Comments
Read these tips if you fear being mugged while using an ATM.

Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) related crime’s a worldwide phenomenon. The nature may vary from rigging an ATM to obtain the necessary data to withdraw funds or to simply assault the person using the ATM and grab their cash. So if you fear being mugged while using  an ATM there’s no shame in it.   THIS CAN […]

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To Do List for Reporting & Replacing Lost Items in Pakistan

07/11/2013 0 Comments
To Do List for Reporting & Replacing Lost Items in Pakistan

The trauma of being mugged or robbed is never easy to overcome and the situation is compounded when you don’t take immediate remedial measures.   The first and foremost thing is to identify all the possible items that you’ve been deprived off and then proceed with the actions listed against each item:   DOWNLOAD: Lost Items […]

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Secure Your Shopping

19/07/2013 2 Comments
Secure Your Shopping

This season when out shopping for the upcoming festivities don’t forget your primary duty is to remain safe & secure your shopping.

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Tips on how to Avoid or Survive an Express or Flash Kidnapping

14/06/2013 1 Comment
Tips on how to Avoid or Survive an Express or Flash Kidnapping

A guide on steps to prevent an express kidnapping and surviving one.    Read: Tips on Safe Commuting: http://www.norbalm.com/commute-safely/ Do’s & Don’ts in a Shooting Incident: http://www.norbalm.com/shooting-incidents/   *Disclaimer: All situations are unique & advice given here is a general guide only. Seek professional assistance if you feel you are a potential victim and adopt measures […]

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Are You Doing the Right Things to keep yourself Safe & Secure from various crimes ?

30/05/2013 2 Comments
Are You Doing the Right Things to keep yourself Safe & Secure from various crimes ?

In a nation where crime is a given, where cheap, second handsets are a necessity, and where food arrives faster than ambulances, how can people stay safe? The key lies in being proactive and in accepting the reality that we have come to know as life in Pakistan. Discussed here are ‘Do It Yourself’ actions that will […]

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