[CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

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[CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:28 pm

Todd lost money after he drove his truck into town.

This is a true story, Todd is a HAM
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:01 pm

Todd = exact age relevant? occupation?

Truck = pickup truck? toy truck? brand relevant?

Town = large? small? medium sized?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:12 pm

Todd = exact age relevant? No occupation? Yes

Truck = pickup truck? toy truck? Neither of these brand relevant? No

Town = large? small? medium sized? Very, very large
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:19 pm

Is Todd a professional truck driver?

Truck = a monster truck like Bigfoot or Gravedigger? tow truck? one of those eighteen wheelers?

Lost money = money literally misplaced? taken from him? he had to pay for something? pay a fine? pay for damages or losses to himself? someone else?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:39 pm

Is Todd a professional truck driver? No

Truck = a monster truck like Bigfoot or Gravedigger? tow truck? one of those eighteen wheelers? Not any of these

Lost money = money literally misplaced? No taken from him? This is one way, yes he had to pay for something? Figuratively he did, yes pay a fine? No pay for damages or losses to himself? Yes, both literally and figuratively someone else? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:55 pm

Is the truck a fire truck? is Todd a fireman?

Did Todd get into an accident? Did he have a bumper to bumper crash with another vehicle? was he physically injured?

Did Todd run into something? a tree? building?

Is this based on a real life event?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:00 pm

Is the truck a fire truck [driver]? is Todd a fireman? No to both

Did Todd get into an accident? Did he have a bumper to bumper crash with another vehicle? was he physically injured? No to all

Did Todd run into something? a tree? building? No to all

Is this based on a real life event? Yes. Happened in spring/summer of 2010.
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Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:06 pm

The truck is a vehicle, correct? an armored truck?

Is parking relevant? fines? parking meters?

Was he not supposed to drive his truck into town in the first place?

Does Todd work in construction? finance? pest control?
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Postby Balin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:11 pm

Was Todd robbed? Was any crime committed?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:14 pm

The truck is a vehicle, correct? Yes an armored truck? No

Is parking relevant? Yes fines? parking meters? No to these

Was he not supposed to drive his truck into town in the first place? Good q - he was advised not to do it, but he insisted on doing it anyway

Does Todd work in construction? finance? pest control? None of these

Was Todd robbed? Was any crime committed? Yes to both
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Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:31 pm

Is the town known for crime?

Was his truck vandalized in any way? is robbery the only crime that was committed?

Did Todd park in a no parking zone? near a bank?

Was the truck a regular everyday use vehicle? motor home? was it a work related vehicle such as a cement truck?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:34 pm

Is the town known for crime? Yes, but careful to avoid an FA here

Was his truck vandalized in any way? No is robbery the only crime that was committed? Yes

Did Todd park in a no parking zone? near a bank? No to both. The place where he parked may have been designated as "no parking" but he didn't get in trouble strictly for parking there.

Was the truck a regular everyday use vehicle? For the most part, yes motor home? was it a work related vehicle such as a cement truck? No to both
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:43 pm

FA....hmmm...did this occur on the way to the town as opposed as in the town? or did parts of it occur in more than one place?

Truck, is it a SUV? Mini-van? (Some consider those to be types of trucks.)
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:51 pm

hmmm...did this occur on the way to the town as opposed as in the town? or did parts of it occur in more than one place? At one point in time it was discovered that some of the theft likely did occur on the way to town, but most of it happened while he was in town.

Truck, is it a SUV? Mini-van? (Some consider those to be types of trucks.) No
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Postby Grip » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:03 pm

Is the truck a flatbed?

Is Todd a deliveryman?

Were goods stolen off of his truck? off his person? money taken off his person? money taken from inside or on the truck?

Is the town more likely to be described as a city? if so, it is a major city? in the US?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:10 pm

Is the truck a flatbed? No (try another approach)

Is Todd a deliveryman? No

Were goods stolen off of his truck? No...but you're sort of OTRT here off his person? No money taken off his person? No
money taken from inside or on the truck? No

Is the town more likely to be described as a city? if so, it is a major city? in the US? Yes to all of these
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Postby Balin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:18 pm

Did the theft take place while the truck was moving? Parked?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Did the theft take place while the truck was moving? Parked? Both
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Postby Grip » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:09 pm

Was the truck carrying or towing other vehicles?

Was the truck itself stolen at some point?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:01 pm

Was the truck carrying or towing other vehicles? No

Was the truck itself stolen at some point? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:50 pm

Was he advised not to go the city because there was a large chance he would get robbed?

Was he carrying a large amount of money on his person?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:02 pm

Was he advised not to go the city because there was a large chance he would get robbed? Yes

Was he carrying a large amount of money on his person? No - good q
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Postby Grip » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:12 pm

Is why he ignored the advice relevant? just stubborn?

Was what he was doing part of his job? did he own the truck? was the truck rented?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:29 pm

Is why he ignored the advice relevant? Somewhat just stubborn? Several people said this, but he disagreed

Was what he was doing part of his job? He said it was, yes did he own the truck? Doubtful was the truck rented? Most likely
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:46 pm

Did he intend to move to the city?

Would knowing the exact city involved be helpful at all?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:47 pm

Did he intend to move to the city? No

Would knowing the exact city involved be helpful at all? Not really. The relevant thing to know is that he drove a truck into one of the largest US cities even though several people advised him not to do it. This resulted in him losing money by theft.
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Postby Balin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:40 pm

Was physical cash stolen?
Are tolls relevant?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:55 pm

Was physical cash stolen? No
Are tolls relevant? No
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Postby Twilightseeker » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:04 am

Was it money specifically that was stolen from him? Or something else? Was someone stealing the gas/petrol from his tank? Stealing something off of the car (such as parts of it)? Were they stealing it from his person? From within the car? Was there someone in the car with him that he didn't know about (a stow-away)?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:31 pm

Was it money specifically that was stolen from him? Yes, this was done. There was also something else taken.
Or something else? Yes, directly related to the money that was taken
Was someone stealing the gas/petrol from his tank? No
Stealing something off of the car (such as parts of it)? Yes, but not car parts
Were they stealing it from his person? No
From within the car? No
Was there someone in the car with him that he didn't know about (a stow-away)? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:33 pm

Were any credit or debit cards stolen? checks?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:00 pm

Were any credit or debit cards stolen? checks? Not either of these but you're OTRT
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Postby Grip » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Was any form of ID physical or digital stolen?

Is embezzlement relevant?

Were any of the plates on his car stolen? if so, license plate?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:52 pm

Was any form of ID physical or digital stolen? Yes

Is embezzlement relevant? No

Were any of the plates on his car stolen? if so, license plate? No
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Postby Grip » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:02 pm

Did he have a wallet in the car?

Was his drivers license stolen?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:22 pm

Did he have a wallet in the car? Irrelevant

Was his drivers license stolen? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:00 pm

I just realized I've been calling the truck a "car."

Was what was stolen laying in the truck seat? under the hood? in a storage area? in the back of the truck?

Was what was stolen a SS card? voter ID card? keycard of some kind?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:13 pm

Was what was stolen laying in the truck seat? under the hood? in a storage area? None of these
in the back of the truck? Not [i]in[/i it, no...]

Was what was stolen a SS YES card? But not in this format, no voter ID card? keycard of some kind? No to these
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:43 pm

Is his SS number on the car somewhere?

Was his SS number recorded or digitally copied in some way? photo taken of it?

is this crime identity theft? If so, yikes for poor Todd!
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:35 pm

Is his SS number on the car somewhere? Yes

Was his SS number recorded or digitally copied in some way? photo taken of it? Possibly any or all of these

is this crime identity theft? Yes If so, yikes for poor Todd! Well keep in mind what was discovered earlier about other people's reaction to what he was doing...
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:50 pm

Did he dare people to steal his SS number? To abuse it? To try stealing his identity? Did he work in ID theft prevention? Was this a publicity stunt?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Grip » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:10 pm

Does this have anything to do with LifeLock?

Was his SS number emblazoned across the side of his truck? to show he was not worried about ID theft because he had protection? and he lost money because his protection partially or wholly failed?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Balin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:14 pm

I think that's got to be it – I remember those commercials and the guy's name was Todd.
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:28 pm

Did he dare people to steal his SS number? To abuse it? To try stealing his identity? Did he work in ID theft prevention? Was this a publicity stunt?
Yes to all of this!

Does this have anything to do with LifeLock? Yes

Was his SS number emblazoned across the side of his truck? to show he was not worried about ID theft because he had protection? and he lost money because his protection partially or wholly failed?

SPOILER

That's it! Despite some of his own co-workers advising him against it, Todd Davis (CEO of LifeLock) drove a truck into Times Square New York with his own SS number in large print on the side. His identity was stolen 13 times shortly after this campaign.
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Re: [CoffeeBean] Bumper to Bumper

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:34 pm

Explains why I don't see LifeLock ads any longer...
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