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It's a crime...

Monday, December 29, 2014

On December 10, my house was broken into. Fortunately, my husband, my cat, and I are all safe. It's been a rather traumatic event. The burglars stole my laptop, iPad, jewelry, camera, and Christmas presents. I'm also afraid that they stole my identity. My laptop had my bank statements, credit card statements, digital copies of our wills, and of course, all my photos. Yes, I have a backup of everything - fortunately. And even though I had passwords on everything, my IT department tells me that it is really easy to break into a laptop that has been password protected. I spend all day, every day, cleaning up the chaos. I've had to close all my accounts and reopen new ones. I will have to constantly monitor any activity with our social security numbers for the rest of our lives. I had a security system on our home, but now I'm beefing it up. It's been a huge inconvenience, but I need to remember to be grateful because things could certainly be worse. This shall pass, and life will roll on. We still have each other, our health, our family, our friends, our education, and our home. Material things can be replaced. Today, I am grateful for all the things that cannot be stolen by a criminal! Wishing all of you a belated merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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  • NHES220
    Oh, how horrible for you. I am so sorry to hear this has happened to you. I cannot imagine how you are feeling and the work involved! Now you have to be so vigilant to make sure no one opens credit in your name. Just hope karma gets them!
    2155 days ago
  • DOROTHYBERO
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  • no profile photo CD14803649
    I can't even imagine how your life's been turned upside down and the invasion of your privacy by a thoughtless act but I'm glad you're alright and have take added precautions. emoticon
    2155 days ago
  • RICKHANN
    Terrible how much collateral damage comes from a break in. Glad everyone is all right.
    2155 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Sorry about your breakin.

    Happy New Year!
    2155 days ago
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