If you are living in an assisted living unit or an apartment – DO NOT open the main door to the building via intercom unless you recognize and know who you are letting in. If someone claims to have been locked out or they can’t raise the person they want; ask them to contact the building manager. Do not be fooled by a “sob-story” or “pretend emergency.”
Never tell anyone over the phone or who may knock at your door that you live alone.
Avoid using your first name in telephone directories or in lobbies. Just use your initial and last name.