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Although a season of good cheer, the approach to Christmas and the New Year is a time when criminals have their own way of celebrating, by turning their attention to residential property crime....

Yes, I know I have covered this broad topic before, but this time I want to focus on the main causes of forest fires and what we can all do to help prevent them.

During 2016, a total of 13,...

It is somewhat ironical that the day following our seminar in Monchique, entitled “Protecting ourselves in the event of a forest fire”, a fire broke out in Serra de Monchique, to the north of Fóia...

There will be readers who are not aware of the night guard service, but in fact it is one of Portugal’s oldest activities having been around for the last six centuries.

Night guards are...

I was impressed when a few days ago a young lad won our “Safe use of Social Media and Internet quiz” held at Iceland supermarket in Guia. The person concerned scored maximum points and it was...

In this month’s feature, I would like to cover the reasons why crime should be reported to the police, the various categories of crime which determine how that can be reported as well as the...

Don’t let scammers ruin your Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, millions of us will go online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card. What many...

Sextortion – advice for parents

When the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) issue a national alert, in this case only the fourth this year, then it is a serious matter; none more serious than their recent one over criminal activities known...

Holiday fraud: villa villains

My definition of a “villa villain” is: someone who steals by fraud thereby ruining someone else’s holiday. Not exactly a legal definition, but I think this summarises the growing number of, and...

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