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Business Traveler Scams

24/05/2016 0 Comments
Business Traveler Scams

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 6th March 2016   Arrive incognito If being received by someone unknown ensure the following: — Hotels / car rentals must only display their logo and not your name on the plaque. As a business traveller you could fall prey to fraud in a new and […]

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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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Travel Scams

03/12/2015 0 Comments
Travel Scams

This Article was first published on 22nd Nov 2015 in Dawn Magazine on You may be travelling for business or on vacation; but there are chances that you may commit a mistake or just not give serious thought to something and get into trouble. Here are some pointers that make you less vulnerable and prepared […]

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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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Panic Rooms

05/03/2015 0 Comments
Panic Rooms

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 8th Feb 2015 Mention the word “Panic Room” and you might recall Jodie Foster’s Hollywood movie from 2002 of the same name. The movie glorified the concept with gadgets and other supplies, though in reality such rooms are generally less exciting and easier to maintain and […]

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If you think the trauma of losing doc ends with the loss, think again

20/05/2014 0 Comments
If you think the trauma of losing doc ends with the loss, think again

This Article first appeared in the Dawn Magazine Lessening Your Loss Losing one’s belongings by accident or even by a more common occurrence in some parts of our country — being deprived of them by force — brings with it a great deal of nuisance and anguish. The levels of anxiety may vary depending on […]

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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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