Originally posted by Komodo
Although fowl play has not been published at this point in either case...
ACMA.Gov.Au - FAQ
Can I call 112 from a mobile phone?
112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on digital mobile phones. Accepted as a secondary international emergency number in some parts of the world (including Australia), 112 can be dialled in areas of GSM network coverage with the call automatically translated to that country’s emergency number.
It is important to realise that if there is no mobile coverage, you will not be able to reach the Emergency Call Service via a mobile phone.
Special capabilities once existed when dialling 112, however mobile phones manufactured since January 2002 also provide these capabilities when dialling Triple Zero (000) to access the emergency call service.
Originally posted by Vanna
I have been laughed at and made fun of for not opening my door to Jehovah's Witnesses, especially ones that watch me walk to my door then knock for 10 minutes since they know I'm there. But that's a whole different bag of cookies...
I agree that this is good advice. Hoax or not, I have been told since I was a little girl that if someone in a uniform approaches me, I am allowed to ask them for a close view of their badge. I have also been told of being able to call 9-1-1 (USA) and they somehow check if there is someone dispatched to watch a certain vehicle/certain area. This is because it's unfortunately a very real threat. Nowadays, unmarked cars are actually pretty obvious...they have 20 antennas and their license plates are required to end in "PD" (at least in OK they are)
I have also been told that when walking through a parking garage, day or night, in this day of cell phones it should always be known to someone else that you are entering/exiting a garage. There are too many corners and hidey holes, and there are some cases where "security" will offer you a ride to ground level, however they are not security at all. It's important to let people know where you are regardless, but in cases like these, sometimes paranoia can save you trouble!
Stephen King has a fairly recent book out that has a short story related to something like this...I could barely read it...I guess it made me squirm because I'm a girl and it was just a little too realistic for me.
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by Komodo
I've seen very similar tactics in the outback of Australia, mainly Western Australia. When i was over visiting my Aunty and driving between Perth and Port Headland there were similar tactics used by Aboriginals (indigenous Australians). In this case many people had been driving at night or through the day and either hit something or saw a body laying on the road. They would stop to get out and see if everything was ok only to be ambushed and in some cases killed not only for their belongings but because many indigenous Australian's have a strong hatred for settlers or immigrants.
Even the police would say to not stop and continue on to the next town / police station and advise them of what had happened.
edit on 15-4-2011 by Havick007 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lbndhr
reply to post by Komodo
Thank you for this information. The tactics they are using is playing with the human psychy in a deep way. I will most definately pass this information on. peace
Originally posted by tinker9917
I'm gonna make sure my 16 yr old daughter reads this thread
Originally posted by coder22
reply to post by BrokenCircles
any time I can debunk a fear-mongering hoax to be a hoax, I will.
Just all angry that you got caught up in the hoax without using google?
Poor show my silly little friend.