One of the team met up with a BLOC8 protected member earlier today. The member is a sweet young lady, aged 75, that lives alone in a foreign country thousands of miles away from her family. She lives in a country that the BBC often calls a Greek island but no matter how many times they repeat this it will still be wrong.
The country in question is known to show little interest in the needs and circumstances of foreigners, as evidenced by the recent shocking serial killer case. The young lady, Jinty (not her real name) is a prime example of someone that BLOC8 was set up to help. If she went walking along the cliffs later today, fell and seriously injured herself she might not be missed for weeks. Worse still she may be kidnapped or murdered tomorrow.
As it happens Jinty has quite a large circle of friends in the town where she lives and hopefully one of them would report her missing to the police and be found safe and well. But there lies the rub, the local police and the Government don’t want to go to any real effort to locate Jinty. You see some months ago she told friends she might return to her country of birth or go travelling. When Jinty’s friends mention this to the local plod that’s all they need to hear to get back to their coffees, despite any evidence to indicate Jinty ever left the country.
Jinty can’t vote in national elections so she has no “value” to the Government. Now if she was a local the country would all be out on the streets looking for her, and rightly so. She’s a “worthless foreigner” so why make any effort to find her. As a retiree Jinty and thousands more like her bring in valuable income to the country via their pensions. Money is important but it’s not like being a living voter now is it?
Jinty is someones mother and every conceivable effort should be made to locate her wherever in the world she goes missing. She has an Android smartphone and uses it to stay in contact with friends via the Facebook app. She doesn’t really know how to use the smartphone but she contacted one of our team because she hadn’t “clocked in” (her words) with the BLOC8 system for the last couple of weeks.
Jinty was worried that we would be contacting the police to say she had gone missing whereas she was perfectly safe and well. We think she was genuinely concerned even though she had spoken to one of our team several times over the last few weeks. Our guy went through the “clocking in” process with Jinty again as he had done 3 weeks earlier when he introduced her to the BLOC8 system.
BLOC8 was designed to be used by everyone and we thought we had built the simplest user interface possible. We need to think again as Jinty wants a one-click “clocking in” system not the four or five buttons she currently needs to press. She made some very interesting comments about the digital wallet (CDAC) user interface and we will provide details in a follow up post.
Now I know what you are thinking, you can see that BLOC8 protection for Jinty might be useful, but you don’t need protecting right? You are married and your spouse would be straight down the cop shop if you didn’t return from the pub, WRVS meeting, big game or palates session. Maybe they would but your spouse is probably more likely to be your killer than anyone else. So when your friend pops round your spouse tells them you have gone to see Aunt Joan who lives the other side of the world in secluded isolation with no way of contacting you. Whereas you are actually buried under the patio, never to be heard from again.
We admit that if you are married you are not a high risk individual but millions of people across the world go missing every year for no apparent reason. Fortunately most reappear within the first year but tens of thousands are never seen again.
During our lifetime almost everyone falls into the group of vulnerable individuals. This group includes, but is not limited to:
- Drug users
- LGBT Community
- Mentally handicapped
- Foreign workers
- Rich people
- Physically handicapped
Unfortunately we all grow old so even though you might not feel vulnerable today you will be one day. Accidents happen and like Jinty you might fall over a cliff next week. Don’t wait until you are vulnerable, join the free BLOC8 protection system today.