Orlando, FL, January 01, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- 33rd Street Bail Bonds in Orlando, Florida warns homeowners and those active on social media to take caution after the Christmas holiday. Russ Pacala, owner of 33rd Street Bail Bonds stated, “Prior to Christmas homeowners needed to be watchful for 'porch pirates,' those stealing packages that were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. Now that the holidays are coming to an end, homeowners need to be vigilant when disposing their trash. Thieves will be on the lookout for boxes and packaging for big ticket items that are set out for the trash. Items such as televisions, electronics, guns, automotive, tools, jewelry and anything pretty much of significant value. Thieves drive throughout neighborhoods looking for boxes that at one time contained an item of significant value. It’s best to dispose the boxes and packaging in a manner nobody can see what was once in those flashy boxes. Social media is another problem. Christmas Day everybody’s feed was flooded with pictures of expensive gifts they received. Thieves and those looking to do harm are studying social media sites in hopes of finding people that received some fabulous presents that may be easily stolen.”
Experts suggest keeping the new presents out of the site of windows, keeping drapes closed, locking doors, setting the alarm on your home and cutting up the boxes and packaging when disposing. For larger boxes containing those televisions and electronics and fun toys, residents are encouraged to call their local government agencies for information on recycle centers and trash pick-up. Law enforcement encourages residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. These measures will help to curb thieves in hopes they go somewhere else.
Law enforcement officials suggest people review their privacy settings on social media, especially as we start a new year. Take a few minutes to clean up the friends and followers list, review social settings and privacy options. Pacala adds, “Every year people set their new year’s resolutions from things like losing weight to changing habits or kicking habits and now people should also set a resolution to clean up their social media contacts or at least review their privacy settings particularly on sites like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Linkedin. Parents should be vigilant in looking at their kid’s social media channels and review not only the privacy settings but also the connections. It should be a regular activity and not something done every couple of years. Thieves are watching so the less you have out there the safer you will be.”
33rd Street Bail Bonds is the oldest bail bonds agency in Orlando, Florida. Located minutes from the Orange County Jail (33rd Street Jail) at 2480 33rd Street in Orlando, this bail bonds agency has helped thousands of defendants bond out of jail for a variety of charges including domestic violence, theft, battery, assault, driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence, drugs and drug paraphernalia and vehicular incidents. The bail bondsmen at 33rd Street Bail Bonds are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They will consult with defendants and their families or friends on how bail works, the criminal justice system and how to fill out all paperwork. Customer service is the number one priority for 33rd Street Bail Bonds. They will call all defendants to remind them of court dates and answer any questions they may have.
Pacala stated, “Every year we bond hundreds of college kids out of jail. Students from area colleges like the University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College and Rollins College can find themselves in a compromising situation and they end up in jail. We have helped many families bail their college student from jail, it can be very traumatic for a first-time offender, so we lend an empathetic ear and guide the families through the bail bond process.”
The bail bondsmen at 33rd Street Bail Bonds encourages consumers to exercise caution with their social media accounts and when setting holiday trash at the curb. Pacala added, “Thieves are watching when we least expect it, don’t let your guard down. Pay attention and monitor your kid’s devices.”
For more information on the best bail bonds in Orlando and 33rd Street Bail Bonds, consumers should visit online at http://www.bailorlando.com or call 407-425-7200.