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    Being a Safe and Careful Tourist

    I will start............
    In Aruba or wherever you travel......buisness or pleasure.

    1. use your best judgment......err on the side of caution.
    2. use your room safe and do not leave the key hidden in your hotel/condo unit.
    3. if you carry cash, keep it in a safe location ON your person.

    i encourage you to keep this going just like ROB O's ABCs of Aruba.


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    The below listed robbery could have been prevented by removing any visible signs that the vehicle you are driving is a rental car. Cover up the rental bumper sticker with one of your own (Don't cause any damage or you will be liable.) or insist that the rental agency remove any identifiers that would indicate it is a rental.

    If their MO is to target tourists driving rental cars, take away any indicators that you are driving a rental.

    Its best not to let strangers know that you are a tourist. Why? Because they know that you are probably unfamiliar with the area, can become lost or disorientated more easily than a resident, are probably some- what distracted by the reasons of your visit (sightseeing, business, etc.) and most likely are carrying valuables and extra cash with you. All in all, you could make a great target for a criminal.

    Don't make yourself an easy target - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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    Three suspects were arrested for robbery at the Paseo Herencia mall.

    Their modus operandi was to let the air out of the tires of two rental cars. They would wait for the first tourist to arrive and one of them would offer help while the other would come along and grab the bag of the tourist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retagger View Post
    The below listed robbery could have been prevented by removing any visible signs that the vehicle you are driving is a rental car. Cover up the rental bumper sticker with one of your own (Don't cause any damage or you will be liable.) or insist that the rental agency remove any identifiers that would indicate it is a rental.

    If their MO is to target tourists driving rental cars, take away any indicators that you are driving a rental.
    The situation is that all rental cars have an "V" on their licence plate.
    Eagle Beach Boy
    Ontario, Canada




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    Rule of thumb....with regards to caution/safety....if you wouldn't do it at home, don't do it in Aruba, or anywhere. Don't leave valuables in your car. Think twice about where you park after dark. Don't carry a lot of money, don't flaunt your valuables. Don't attract attention. Don't go alone to areas you don't know after dark. Don't leave valuables unattended at beach/pool. Lock room and deck doors. Use the room safe and don't leave valuables laying around. In summary....exercise common sense.

    My list would be a lot longer for other islands....Aruba is safe.....but you still need to be smart.
    Last edited by rob o; 01-08-2009 at 08:03 AM.
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