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11 Holiday Fun Facts to Drop into Party Small Talk


1. Given the different time zones, Santa has 31 hours to deliver gifts, but his reindeer really have to fly, since that means visiting 823 homes per second.

2. Dreaming of a green Christmas? Household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. In the United States, trash from wrapping paper and shopping bags totals 4 million tons.

3. The year 2007 marks the 28th year that the National Chanukah Menorah the world's largest in Washington, D.C., will be lit in a ceremony televised internationally.

4. The U.S. Postal Service delivers 20 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

5. Rudolph first alighted on the holiday scene in 1939, when in-store Santas at Montgomery Ward stores distributed 2.4 million copies of the booklet "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," written by Robert L. May, a copywriter for the company. After executives vetoed the original name, Rollo, May's young daughter suggested Rudolph.

6. The L´┐Żschner family of Neuhausen, Germany, owns the biggest nutcracker collection: 4,334. It is said that German craftsmen made the first decorative nutcrackers around 1800 as a way of mocking authority figures, leading to the phrase "a hard nut to crack."

7. Despite their bad reputation, poinsettias aren't deadly. Latex in the stems and leaves can be irritating, but not much more, to humans and animals.

8. The first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany. According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds' crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch  to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.

9. Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" between October and November of 1843. The story was a hit, selling 6,000 copies by Christmas Day.

10. The largest gingerbread man in the world is a dieter's nightmare, weighing in at a whopping 466 pounds, six ounces. The Gingerbread House, in Rochester, Minnesota, baked the giant cookie on February 21, 2006.

11. An average of 5,800 people end up in the ER after suffering injuries from holiday decorating.

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Comlock Security Group
302 W. Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867
(Between Glassell St. & Batavia St.)
Comlock Security Group
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton CA. 92831
(Between Chapman Ave. & Commonwealth Ave.)
Stores Open
8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday
New Career
Are you or someone you know of thinking about a new career


Comlock Security Group, Inc. has been teaching locksmithing courses for over 23 years.

We are a private vocational school approved to operate in California specializing in training students for careers in the rapidly growing field of security. Our programs are designed to teach the student the technical skills necessary for an entry-level position with prospective employers. Our courses are a mix of lecture and hands-on training conducted at our fully equipped facility in the city of Orange, in Southern California. 

As never before, Americans are concerned with security.  Help the public upgrade the security of their homes and business by becoming a locksmith today.  The School of Security Technology is a locksmith school that has been training men and women in Southern California for careers in locksmithing since 1991.   

Our locksmithing program courses are designed to allow students to gain a clear and basic understanding of the locksmith industry and the specific functions of a general locksmith.  We provide hands-on experience that will assist an individual who is seeking job opportunities in the locksmith industry.

Our curriculum is updated periodically, our instructors have a minimum of fifteen years experience in the locksmith industry, and you could be our next graduate!
For additional information or to tour our school facility call 714 633-1366 or visit our website.
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Shaving Kit  




Golf Balls 

Golf Tees 

Mini Bottles of Booze

Candy Coal 



Beef Jerky 

Car air freshener 

Playing Cards 


Stocking Cap 

USB Drive 

Travel Coffee Mug 

Gift card for car wash

Ear buds 

Fishing Lures 

iPhone Battery Charger 

Wool Socks 


Pocket Knife

Nail Clippers 

Shower Gel 

Magazine subscription 

Lottery Tickets

Grooming Kit 


Armor All Wipes 

Golf Ball Personalized 

Pocket Ref Book 

5-in-1 Money Clip 

Pocket Poker 

Starbucks gift card 

Cuff links 

Hand warmer 


Love Letter

Movie Tickets 

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12-25-14 - Closed. - Happy Holiday!

12-26-14 - Closed. - Happy Holiday!

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    1-1-15 - Closed -  Happy Holiday!

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  "New Monthly Contest" 

"Guess where in Southern California

           this picture was taken!"  

             WIN! (see Below)   

Congratulations to last month's winner!

                               Nikki Elias

The entire staff at Comlock Security Group wants to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday. 
Thank you for your business!
In This Issue
Credit card Skimmers - Protect Yourself!

This is the time of year most of us find ourselves very busy preparing for the holidays and that means a more than normal amount of transactions at the ATM.  It's with this thought that we decided to repost an article that first appeared in our October 2013 newsletter.  Protect yourself from credit card skimmers.


This article is not meant to be all inclusive in terms of ATM card skimming or the ways in which a thief can use the information collected from your card, but only to bring an awareness to its existence.   Check with the bank issuing your debit card for information regarding the protection of your debit card and the ways it can and cannot be used.  


ATM skimming is like identity theft for debit cards and was first seen in 1993. Over a billion dollars are stolen through ATM skimming each year.  Thieves use hidden electronics to steal personal information stored on your card and record your pin number.

Skimming takes two separate components to

Skimmer being set in place.

work.  The skimmer that is placed over the ATM card slot and the camera, hidden on or near the ATMs  in a location where it can clearly see the numbers you're entering on the keypad. Some Skimming operations include a fake keypad in place of the camera to capture your PIN number. 

Keypad overlay.


Pin Hole Camera.











Follow this link to see the many different types of Skimming devices that are made to mount on an ATM machine. 

A Google search will quickly find any number of articles a person would need to get started in ATM card skimming.  With a little more effort one could find out where to purchase or build the equipment needed to skim cards. It's kind of scary that this information is so easily obtainable.
How to best protect yourself.
Make sure the machine isn't tampered with before using.  Things that suggest something is wrong are loose, crooked, damage or scratched ATM, POS or gas pumps. Look for tape residue on the machine.  Compare to other ATM machines to see differences.
Check the machine for skimming devices. Sometimes it's obvious that a machine has a skimmer device attached to it.  First look at he card reader to make sure it doesn't look abnormal or sticking out more than usual or discolored, lifting off or loose.  Next, look at the keypad. If it looks like it has a an additional sticker on it and if it's discolored when compared to other machines, then it might have a keypad overlay on it.  The final thing to check for is a hidden camera, which can be difficult to find.  The camera is usually somewhere on top of the machine overlooking the keypad or next to the keypad almost anywhere it has a clear shot at seeing the keypad.  Look for small pinholes or something stuck to the machine.  If you see any of these signs do not use the machine.
Block the keypad when you enter your PIN number. This is the null easiest thing you can do in the case of a camera.  Make this a habit; cover the keypad with your free hand when entering your PIN number.  This simple step will prevent the criminals from getting your PIN number if they are using a hidden camera! 
 In the absence of a camera and keypad overlay, criminals will be in close proximity to the ATM where they can watch or video tape you entering your numbers.  Again, covering the keypad with your free hand will prevent exposing your PIN number to the thieves.  
The safer thing to do if you must use a debit card is, never type in your PIN. Instead, select the option on the screen that allows you to have your debit card purchase processed as a credit card transaction. The purchase still is debited from your checking account, but you won't need to enter your PIN, which is what the bad guys need to withdraw cash from your account at an ATM.


Avoid outdoor or tourist ATMs.  Popular or high use ATMs are targets for skimmers because the thieves can gather more information in a shorter period of time.  Using an inside ATM is safer because those machines usually don't have a skimmer since they are being monitored by or in view of the employees.
Check your bank and credit card statements regularly.  Checking your statements regularly can help catch abnormal charges.  If you see an unusual charge contact you bank immediately to report the charge.
Monitor your credit reportSometimes criminals use the information they collected from your nullcredit card to gather more information about you in the hopes of stealing your identity.  By monitoring your credit report you're more than likely to catch and stop this activity before it gets out of control.
Even though all of these steps are solid precautions to take be aware of where you're using your debit or credit card.  Do additional reading on the subject by searching the internet for ATM Skimmers.


Here a short video on ATM skimmers. 
Beware:  If your debit card has a logo on it like MasterCard, Visa, etc. then it can be used like a credit card and a PIN number is not needed to make a purchase. So thieves can still use the information on your card without the PIN number to make purchases for things like merchandise, dinner or services,  but they would need the PIN number to withdraw cash from your account.
 For questions regarding your debit card usage and its protection, check with your bank issuing the card.
Portions of this article are written by Julie Myhre at next


Comlock Security Group, Inc.

714 633-1499

Retail Store Specials

            Orange Store                                   Fullerton Store

        302 W. Katella Ave.                         127 N. Raymond Ave.

        Orange, Ca. 92867                           Fullerton, Ca. 92831

            714 288-7170                                     714 738-3529 

We have a Winner!


Congratulation to last month's contest  winner

    Nikki Elias


Lobby of the "Grand Californian Hotel" at Disneyland

December Contest

Each month we will feature a picture of a popular destination or landmark from around
the Southern California area.

Guess correctly as to the location of this picture

and you'll be entered into a drawing to

Win $25.00 Gift Certificate.

One winner will be drawn each month!

Comlock Security Group employees, their family members

and business associates not eligible to participate in contest.

This Months Location


What is the location of this picture?

(This was a filming location for part of the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor)


Click here to enter your answer.


Winner will be contact at the end of each month.


Good Luck! 

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Orange     302 W. Katella Ave
    Map          Orange, Ca. 92867
                            714 288-7170
Fullerton  127 N. Raymond Ave
     Map           Fullerton, Ca. 92831
                           714 738-3529
 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Sat & Sun
Formerly Known as 
Bill's Lock & Safe
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Comlock Security Group, Inc. |
    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705

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