7 Common Identity Scams

Someone out there wants your money and they plan to start with your identity. Now is the time to be proactive and take the steps you need to protect yourself. The following are just a few examples of ways that you could potentially be the victim of a scam; there are so many out there. 

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Chris Marciano
Lone Wolf - What If It Finds You?

Lone Wolf - A person who prefers to act or be alone, rather than with others. Different from a hermit, a lone wolf will live and work in society rather than hide from it.Can also refer to a person who prefers to work alone. Also someone who prepares and commits violent acts alone outside of any command structure, and without material assistance from any group.

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Chris Marciano
I Am A Sheepdog

I have been fortunate enough to have seen and hear Lt. Dave Grossman in person twice at the Connecticut State Police Academy.  The man is nothing less than inspiring.  The following is a direct quote from his speech on the topic of the importance of the sheepdog.  And it begs the question:  Sheep, Wolf, Or Sheepdog...which are you?

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Chris Marciano
Surviving An Active Shooter

I tried to put things into the perspective of what would I do or hope to do if I find myself an any kind of emergency situation.  When I drop my son off at school, I think for a minute, what if I was in school still and what if while in class I heard gunshots.  I ignore the fact that my son is five and pretend for that moment that I would have the knowledge and experience that I do now. What would I do? As mass casualty incidents are increasing in their frequency and the face of the horrific crimes change, shouldn’t the way respond to them adapt and change also?

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Away On Vacation - Tips To Make Your Home Safe

Do you know when your neighbors are away without them telling you? I bet you do because as human beings we are inherently able to identify routines. Even if you are not paying attention to them, you recognize them and if you are not cognoscente of it, you have them too.

Every morning you may walk out with your cup of coffee to the end of the driveway and pick up your newspaper. For those that spend their time on their phones, a newspaper is a printed item that tells you what goes on in the world, it’s hand delivered to your home. 😉 Anyway, your neighbor, let’s call him Bill may have the same routine

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Being Nice Is A Curse

We have been taught since a young age, as children, by our mothers and fathers, to be nice to people. It’s a fantastic quality to have, but, it also can work against us, in many ways. I have two young boys and yes of course, I teach them to be nice and respectful to people, but, as they get older I will teach them to treat people they way that they are treated. You see as a society made up of mostly “nice people,” we nice people can’t process the concept of the mind of a “mean person.” Our entire lives go against this principle. But, what about those children that weren’t as lucky as we are to have a strong foundation, a parent or mentor of strong mental fortitude and positive self-esteem.  What about the children that are raised by alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and mentally unstable? Who teaches them to be nice to people? Who teaches them a positive work ethic, structure and a positive self-outlook?

 

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Why We Broke Away From The NRA

  Our goal has always been to create a learning environment that is welcoming, clean, professional and not intimidating, at all. In 2016 my staff and I wrote our own lesson plan, creating an original pistol permit program that only Prepare To Act offers. Following state guidelines, we wrote the program and submitted it to the Connecticut State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. Once they received all the required information, that reviewed, vetted and approved our curriculum.  We’ve taught nothing since.

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What Will Disqualify You From The Pistol Permit Process?

We often get phone calls and questions as to why or what kind of criminal history could disqualify an applicant from having a pistol permit issued to them.  With the increasing level of conversation and disagreement across the country in regard to the great firearm debate, you can’t help but to expect things to get more difficult in regard to the process as we move forward.  As of now, the following information is the list of disqualifiers as the State of Connecticut is concerned.

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