Answering the Phone or Door

 

  • Lock all doors and windows when you leave your house.
  • Never answer the phone by saying your first or last name.
  • If a caller asks your name, ask them who they wish to speak with, if they cannot name someone in your family, hang up.
  • If a caller asks, "what number is this?" ask him what number he is looking for.
  • Never let a caller know you are alone. Tell him your parents are unavailable to come to the phone and take a message.
  • Never give your address over the phone.
  • If you receive a rude or obscene phone call, hang up right away and push star 69 to find out where the call came from. When the operator tells you the number, write it down.
  • Never agree to purchase anything over the phone.
  • Always ask, "who is it?" before answering the door. If you do not know the person, do not open the door. If the person does not leave, call the police.
  • Be sure all emergency numbers, including a reliable relative or friend are listed directly by the phone.
  • Make sure you know how to use the emergency buttons on the phone for 911 but remember only use it in an emergency.