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How to Be Safe

Survival Tactics to Protect Yourself, Your Home, Your Business and Your Family

Ira A. Lipman - Author

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ISBN 9781606521694 | 384 pages | 24 May 2012 | Reader's Digest | 6.25 x 9.29in | 18 - AND UP
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Crime exists in many forms in every society, and as the world changes, new threats emerge-from bioterrorism to identity theft.

How to Be Safe is the most comprehensive safety and security manual on the market, encouraging individuals to take a positive, preventive approach to their own safety. Its comprehensive sweep spans the gamut from "traditional" crimes on the street to stalking, hate crimes, and nursing home security.

Topics covered include:

  • Computer and High-Tech Crime: Internet ploys, such as eBay scams, fake work-from-home offers, phishing, "Nigerian" frauds; Trojan horse programs; e-mail viruses, and spoofing; Child security online
  • Your Home or Property: Choosing an agent; Open houses; Screening potential buyers; Selling on Craigslist and online auctions
  • Special Occasions with Special Risks: Holidays, funerals and weddings; The aftermath of an emergency situation
  • Family Security: Safety at day-care centers; Spousal, child, and elder abuse; Sex-offender registries; Protecting children from abduction; Compulsive gambling
  • Investment and White Collar Crime: Futures; Shell games; Ponzi schemes; Data theft; Land fraud; Fast-buck commodities
  • Terrorism, Bombs, and Bomb Threats: Food/water tampering; Cruise, train, and plane safety; Evacuations; What to do if...
  • How to Be Safe instructs and educates readers on how best to prevent crime-a resource that could save both lives and precious assets.


    “ Public officials at every level of government are working hard to protect our citizens from the damage that crime can do in our communities. This timely and comprehensive new edition of HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CRIME by one of our nation’s most knowledgeable security experts is a valuable guide...."CARL LEVIN, U.S. SENATOR FROM MICHIGAN


    “ Crime is a problem that affects everyone in one way or another. … It should be required reading for every family member because it outlines practical tips on what can be done to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of crime....”
    —DR. LEE P. BROWN, FORMERLY: DIRECTOR, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY; POLICE COMMISSIONER OF NEW YORK CITY, PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER OF ATLANTA; POLICE CHIEF AND THREE-TERM MAYOR OF HOUSTON


    “ Timely and insightful, the latest edition of HOW TO BE SAFE is an invaluable guide to individuals and businesses alike on how to protect themselves in this rapidly changing world. Ira Lipman is uniquely qualified to provide this advice…. An important addition to anyone’s library.”CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, FORMER GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY


    “ Ira Lipman has combined rigorous research with common sense to create a comprehensive guide to the range of issues around personal safety. This book will be a valuable resource for years to come.”DR. JOSEPH E. AOUN, PRESIDENT, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


    “ Ira Lipman’s HOW TO BE SAFE is an excellent guidebook and tool to make us safer in our homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Through this book, communities throughout our nation will benefit from his knowledge and years of experience.”BILL GIBBONS, COMMISSIONER, TENNESSEE DEPT. OF SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY



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