HelpMeSteal

HelpMeSteal wrote

Not likely to happen. The burden is on the victim to prove you did it. If the victim's picture is leaked, competent police (or possibly FBI since it would be international issue) would subpoena the origin site for IP address and track it. Most people aren't smart enough to make the picture appear to be uploaded from another country.

"He did it" is not enough to get you yanked across international border since that's an expensive trip for revenge porn case that can't be proven yet

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to Blackest Fridays by rot

Some of the stores are spreading their sales rather than all on one day like in the past. Walmart for example has some this week, some next week, etc. so there'd be less of crowd trying to get it. Also many desirable items are available online, the fastest mouse clicker wins it.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to by !deleted19806

Do not skip court appearance. In some states and countries, this will be automatic guilty plea and you will get arrest warrant. Depending on your local laws, it will be hard to avoid this.

In Michigan, warrant for no show for shoplifting does not expire at all although if you managed to stay away for years, then come in and plea silent, the case will likely be dismissed because other people are likely not around. So if you already have a job, don't do enough to attract police attention, and don't drive or have a car you could theoretically avoid court for years then deal with it under the guise "never knew I had a court summon" you could go scotts free (no fine or jail)

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to comment by Edirtone in RF soft tags by Edirtone

If you have a cell phone, those can be used to test the bag. Put the phone in (on obviously) then from your computer send a message to your phone. If your phone makes a sound, the bag is leaking RF. If the phone remains silent until you opened the bag, the bag is good

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Depending on the value of item, they may send you civil demands. You can safely ignore it since it's rarely enforced through the court because the time and legal expense to get the judge to force you to pay is often greater than the fine itself.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to by !deleted6627

Majority of the buyers are still in affected area and many still hasn't returned to work or are working for less than pre-covid wages. So there's less money to spend on eBay.

Boon for buyers looking for cheap (likely stolen) hard drives, USB drives, high end clothings, etc. Bad time for sellers though.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Meijer does this for a while now. Employees are supposed to do a random check to verify all were scanned but if you shop a lot (say, over $100 in groceries) and bag em as you go, you may be able to slip an item or 2.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

These are old info so I don't know what changed since but they do watch camera and do floor walk if they see suspicious person. They have camera but in most Meijers there's fair amount of blind spot so look around first.

They also used towers at the door but the one I go to never went off so I don't know if they have been disabled due to false alarm or what. You could check by picking up a cheap movie in clear case, use the self checkout and hope the employee are busy and not notice the security case, then walk out. If it beeps, it's still active.

They were hands on many years ago, not sure if they went hands off like most other stores in US. Do park your car far away to make it hard for them to read plates or use public transportation system.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Do you see anywhere on that thing 2 U-shaped indent oh about 1 inch or 2.5 CM apart? Align the magnet on top of those and try to wiggle the cable out.

I haven't seen those before. If it does say 3 alarm on it, ignore it as it'll go off when detached.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to comment by !deleted29196 in by !deleted29196

If you get nervous or nausea easily, my suggestion is to give up stealing for the time being. If you never got civil demand or stopped at the store, they won't stop you just because you came back since they likely don't have all the evidence or hasn't made the connection between you and the past theft.

Keep the nose clean, you'll remain untouchable for the time being.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Reply to comment by ghertia in question about lp at beast boy by ghertia

A small suggestion if going to bathroom, try to be a transgender. If you have penis, get clean shaven and dress like a girl. If you don't have penis, dress like a boy. If an employee assumes gender based on how you dressed and you go in a different bathroom, they'd lose the trail or risk causing problem if they went into bathroom. If they called police because someone went in the "wrong" bathroom, tell them your birth gender and explain you went to bathroom matching the birth gender. The negative matter around this would embarrass the store employee a lot, potentially costing the store for wasting police's time and rights violation

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Can you wait a couple months? Black Friday, some retailers have certain 3DS or 2DS on special sale and often out in the open for easy grabbing. Try to search around black friday sites starting November when ads are leaked, and look for one that has 2/3DS on sale. Then plan on being there.

The store will likely be crowded so try to be quick and discreet when hiding the system, and be sure to pick up other sales item(s) because a person leaving the store empty handed shortly after black friday sale begins is going to look odd. Pay in cash to avoid tracking, and return them later if you need the money back and not want to keep the item.

Swiped a Mario edition 3DS XL and a Yoshi edition 2DS with this method, and not a problem at all. (sold the Yoshi model a week later, still playing with Mario 3DS XL)

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Some blu-ray cases do have tags but if someone's going to unwrap and open it, might as well peel off the tags. Or maybe it's quicker to swipe the disc than to look for and remove tags.

IMO just hide em unopened, buy a few random items and pay with cash, walk out with a few other random people at the same time, and pay no attention to the noise.

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HelpMeSteal wrote

There are security tags that are marked "3 ALARM", those will make a sound when it's detached so avoid those. The more common ones only goes off if you cut the wire or take it past the towers by the door so detach it and hide the cables (in coat pockets on rack for example)

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HelpMeSteal wrote

Disposable gloves first, and I do suggest swapping with an old video card of similar size and color. SO unless someone opens the case and look really closely, they won't realize it's been swapped. Do use something that is: dead (in case they power on to check), and has no serial number label affixed. It's a pain in the ass to manually extract serial number off a dead video card's BIOS so it's not likely that someone would comb over to find out who swapped the $300 video card or when.

And for better result: get a computer that is available only by ordering online (make sure it's Walmart and not 3rd party seller, some of them may be independent seller like a Ma and Pa shot), with in-store pickup so they can't try to swap for another off the shelf. If they try to push for waiting for replacement computer to arrive, tell them you need it for school and can't wait for a week and would be buying a different computer since exact model isn't available for immediate swap.

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