SECURING YOUR HOME
The more barriers you create, the safer you will be. Choose the
things you want to do to protect yourself and your home:
Here are a few more pointers to keep you personally safe.
Note: keeping a gun is not a good idea for many reasons.
Pepper Spray can be bought for $6.00US at Super Lake in front of
Air Horn (type used at sporting events) can be bought in “dollar stores” in Chapala
TRACKING CRIME IN LAKE CHAPALA
Click here to see what has happened and current advisories.
ROBBERIES AT COSTCO, SAM'S, WALMART AND GUADALAJARA AIRPORT
The same scam is pulled at all three places. As you are about to
get in your car, a very nice polite person—Anglo or Mexican—approaches you to inform you that you getting a flat tire. Without you being aware, there is another person standing behind who makes a
hissing sound (or your tire was punctured with a pick).
As your attention is toward your tire, the person in the back
robs your pocketbook or wallet that was put in the car or your luggage from the open trunk.
A twist on this---your tire is puncture just before you get in
your car. A car follows you and a guy starts pointing at your tire and telling you to pull over. When you do, you are robbed. So, only pull over, if you think that you have to, in a place where you will be
When out in public, ignore remarks from strangers such as "What's that on your shoulder?" or someone yelling "Thief!" in a crowded area -- both may be setups used by pickpockets or scam artists to distract your attention or trick you into revealing where you carry your money.
a primer on mexican lawsuits
This document was written by Spencer McMullen and submitted to the Chapala.com webboard. It is lengthy and somewhat rambling but contains very useful information on the Mexican legal system.