Swatting is the latest computer-related ploy being played out across the United States. Utilizing VOIP and other computer based telephone services, people are calling 9-1-1, posing as a local person – then the trouble begins. Saying that people with AK-47s are approaching the home, the husband has abused them significantly, there are a number of ploys – each of them costing taxpayers thousands and leaving other people in harms way.
Apparently, the entire world is turning on to the convenience and simplicity of portable GPS receivers. Even thieves.
According to authorities, thefts of personal GPS devices are skyrocketing, due to their popularity with high-end consumers. The decrease in the prices of these indispensable devices means that thereâ€™s more of them aroundâ€”making them an ideal target for simple, smash and grab thieves.