What Documentation Do You Need to Post Bail?

What Documentation Do You Need to Post Bail?

Whenever you have to do something for the first time, it can be a bit difficult. The first time you do anything, you don’t know what you are doing or how to proceed. This is the case for a lot of things, especially bailing someone out of jail. Luckily, Bail Bonds in San Ramon is here to help any Californian deal with bail.

When bailing someone out of jail, you will need three different types of documentation in order to get approved for a bail bond. Having this documentation ready to go before contacting one of our bail agents can help speed up the process.

The documents you will need are:

  • A recent pay check to prove you have reliable income.
  • A recent mail with your address as proof of California residency.
  • A valid California ID.

On top of this documentation, you will also need to know some information about the loved one you are trying to bail out, primarily their:

  • Name.
  • Birthday.
  • County of arrest.

That information will help us located your loved one in the county jail system so we can get the bail process started. Once we have filled out the paperwork, we can meet with you to finalize everything for the bail bond.

This may be your first time bailing someone out of jail, but don’t worry. Bail Bonds in San Ramon is here to help you. We know everything about bail because we have been helping Californians deal with it for over 30 years. Let us help you rescue your loved one from jail today. Call now! Consultation is FREE!

For a FREE consultation or if you have any questions regarding bail bonds, call Bail Bonds in San Ramon at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.


How To Get An Affordable Bail Bond

How To Get An Affordable Bail Bond

Whenever you are buying or paying for something, you want to know exactly how much it will cost. After all, you need to be sure that you can afford the thing in question, you don’t want to be surprised with hidden fees. This is especially true when it comes to bailing someone out of jail. You want to rescue your loved one from jail, but you also want to make sure that you can afford the bail.

Everyone wonders how much it costs to bail someone out of jail. Here in California, a single bail can cost several thousands of dollars. Luckily, being able to afford a loved one’s bail is as simple as contacting Bail Bonds in Martinez. Here, we provide cheap bail bonds that only cost 10% of the bail that they are for.

With one of our bail bonds, if your loved one has a $20,000 dollar bail, a bail bond from us will only cost $2,000. That’s a 90% discount just for coming to us for help. In addition, we offer special discounts to clients who qualify and personalized payment plans for everyone. We do all of this to ensure that every Californian can afford to rescue their loved ones from jail.

We provide each of our clients with payment plans that break up the cost of the bail bond. Instead of having to pay that $2,000 up front, our clients only have to pay a small down payment and then pay off the remainder over the next few months. After the first payment is received, we post your loved ones bail, meaning they get out before you have finished paying for the bail bond.

We offer:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

When trying to bail someone out of jail at an affordable price, contact Bail Bonds in Martinez. We have over 30 years of bail experience and we use that to provide our clients with bail bonds that they can afford. Let us help you too.

Call Bail Bonds in Martinez at 925-228-5858 and get your FREE consultation or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.


Are Home Security Systems Safe?

Are Home Security Systems Safe?

In the modern world where information can be shared in an instant, everyone is just looking for ways to be safe. Every single day, people are bombarded by stories in the news of the latest tragedies and horrific events that have happened across the country and around the world. Eventually, all of these terrible stories begin to sink in and people start to worry for their own safety.

This has led to a rise in home security systems as people try to protect the things they care most about from the outside world. One popular system is Ring, which is an Amazon owned company. The relatively cheap systems are adored by people for their ease of setup and instant connectivity that they provide.

Unfortunately, the safety of these devices has recently come into question as bad people begin to hack into these devices.

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Home Security Systems

The idea with all home security systems is to create a safe and monitored area around the house to ensure that anyone trying to harm that safety is seen. This way, if anyone tries to break into the home or attack the people living there, they will be captured on the camera and that evidence can be handed over to the proper authorities.

Combine this amazing technology with Wi-Fi and people are able to keep an eye on their home no matter where they may be, provided they have an internet connection on their phone. This technology has been so helpful that some parents have even begun to use it as a way of keeping an eye on their kids by setting the cameras up within specific rooms of their house. Some of these systems even come with speakers that allow users to communicate with the people in their home.

This may sound like a great way to ensure your kids are safe; however, it isn’t always as secure as people would think. These home security systems are always on, and always connected to the internet. This means that anyone could gain access to the feed and see and hear everything that the cameras pickup. They can even access the speakers and talk to or harass the people in their home.

This is exactly what happened to one Mississippi family who had a Ring camera setup in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Someone managed to hack into the family’s account and began to harass the girl in her room. A Florida family had a similar incident where a hacker set off the alarm and shouted racial slurs at the family.

The hackers have been able to access these Ring accounts with simple software that applies compromised login credentials until a match is found. Basically, this means that if someone’s login information was compromised on another site, this program has access to it and can apply it to the ring account for the hacker. If the person uses the same login information on multiple accounts, then they are in serious trouble.

Practice Good Password Tactics

Accessing someone’s home security system without permission could be considered a crime under both federal and state laws here in California. Federal law makes it a crime to wrongfully access a computer or personal data without the owner’s consent. Doing so can land a person in federal prison for 10 years.

More and more consumer privacy groups are warning people against getting home security systems. They argue that it can be dangerous to setup devices that are always listening and watching a home while connected to the internet. These recent incidents confirm that worry.

If a person still wants to use a home security system, then they need to take the proper precautions. This means not using the same login information and password as another account they might have anywhere on the internet. It also means setting up two-step authentication. With two step authentication, usually a message is sent to a registered phone or other device anytime someone tries to login to the account. This makes it a lot harder for people to illegally access something they shouldn’t have access to.

What do you think of home security systems?

Do they provide extra and needed security or are they just opening a home up to hackers? Is that protection worth the extra risk? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.


Is Letting A Car Idle To Warm Up A Good Idea?

Is Letting A Car Idle To Warm Up A Good Idea?

When the weather grows colder, people begin to do everything that they can to avoid being cold for any length of time. They spend more time indoors, bundle up in extra layers before venturing outside, and even warm up their cars before getting into them.

Many people view leaving a car idling as a great way to keep themselves warm during the coldest part of the year. Unfortunately, this practice can have several adverse consequences. Leaving a car idling to warm up can actually be bad for the vehicle, is a great way to get it stolen, and can even be illegal here in California.

Cold Idling Can Be Damaging

The idea of leaving a car idling for a bit before getting into it to drive in warm comfort is one that has been around for a few decades now. It sounds like a great idea, but can actually be damaging to modern cars.

The concept of warming up the engine before driving originally came around with cars that had carburetors. On these older cars, the carburetors created a mixture of gasoline and air to dump into the engine. This method works fine at certain temperatures, but when things get cold, the mixture ratio needs to be modified to remain efficient.

Unlike modern cars with fuel injection, these older cars couldn’t automatically compensate for colder temperatures. This lead to people needing to let their cars warm up to normal operating temps before being able to drive anywhere. Nowadays, cars can adjust the mixture on their own to run efficiently.

The fastest way to get a car warmed up is to just drive it. When a car is idling in the cold, some of the gas in the engine can begin to coat the interior pieces and remove the oil that is supposed to be there to help it run smoothly. This means the parts rub together, cause friction and begin to wear down a little bit faster, making it very important to get the engine warmed up, and the fastest way to do that is to drive it.

Cold Idling Can Be Dangerous

Aside from being damaging to a car, leaving a car idling can also be dangerous. Typically, the only thing keeping thieves from stealing a car is the fact that they need a key to get in and get it moving. If a person leaves their car idling in their driveway, a total stranger can walk up to the car and drive off with it? Even if the car is locked while idling, all a person has to do is break a window and then drive off. That is why a car should not be left idling in a driveway or on the street.

Some people may try to get around this by having the car idle in the garage, which is dangerous for a different reason. Cars burn gasoline to create their power, which creates carbon dioxide (CO2) gas as a byproduct. This gas is toxic to humans, and if left running in a closed off room like a garage, the gas will fill the garage and begin seeping into the house, which can lead to death. This is part of the reason why houses are supposed to have CO2 sensors in them.

Idling Can Be Illegal

Lastly, leaving cars idling to warm up can be illegal in certain circumstances. This is typically done in an effort to reduce carbon emissions across the state. California has enacted laws that make it illegal for commercial diesel vehicles to be left idling for more than five minutes. Violations of this law can result in fines, some of which are very hefty.

While the state laws primarily apply to commercial diesel vehicles, some counties and cities have their own anti-idling laws. These laws are typically enacted either to protect people from having their car stolen or to protect the environment. Basically, before anyone leaves their car idling to warm up, they should make sure that it isn’t illegal where they live.

It’s Best Not To Idle

Dealing with the cold can always be a bit bitter and unpleasant, which is why people often prefer to let their car warm up before driving off in it. However, doing this can be a bad idea for several reasons. It is unnecessary and damaging to modern cars with fuel injection motors. It can be dangerous as it opens a person up to having their car stolen, or filling their house with CO2. Lastly, it can be illegal in certain areas and under certain circumstances.

What do you think of letting a car idle to warm up?

Do you still think it is a good idea or not? What about California’s anti-idling laws? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.


Beware Of The IRS Mail Scam Going Around

Beware Of The IRS Mail Scam Going Around

Most people are just trying to live their life. They don’t want any trouble and do everything that they can to avoid it. Whenever some government official or law enforcement officer tells them to do something, they do it, often without question. Every law abiding citizen does that. Unfortunately, even that can get a person into trouble if they are not careful.

Sadly, there are people out there who don’t exactly follow the rules, and they like to cause trouble. Their favorite people to target are the ones who are afraid of causing trouble. These bad people create scams that trick good people into giving them money or risk getting into trouble with the law.

If people want to avoid something like this, then they need to be aware of all of the different scams out there and how scammers like to operate.

IRS Mail Scam

A common scam, especially around tax season, is for scammers to send letters to potential victims. The letters arrive via the United States Postal Service (USPS), which is one of the primary forms of communication that the IRS actually uses. This adds a layer of believability to the scam. The phony letters almost perfectly replicate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms stating that the person is behind on some type of payment or something of that nature.

The letters will often state that a discrepancy was found on the victims tax returns and that they owe the IRS some amount of money. One obvious red flag that people should be aware of when it comes to scams is that the scammer will try to intimidate the victim. This can be done in a number of ways, but often involves threatening to arrest the individual or getting the police involved. The IRS would never do that.

Another warning sign involves how they ask for payments. Often times, the scammers will request money be paid immediately and in certain, untraceable ways. This way, once they have the money, there is nothing the victim can do about it. Some preferred methods include:

  • Prepaid cards
  • Gift cards
  • Money transfers

The IRS would never demand money immediately, and they definitely wouldn’t accept these kinds of payments. Anyone asking or demanding for this kind of payment is clearly a scammer.

The Best Way To Be Sure

Probably one of the best ways to check on whether or not something claiming to be from the IRS is a scam is to just contact the IRS. If a person receives a letter in the mail stating there was a discrepancy on their tax returns and they are unsure of the authenticity of the letter, then they should call the IRS.

Finding contact information for the agency is as easy as going to their website: IRS.gov. A person can then call up and talk to someone who actually knows something in order to confirm whether or not the letter is real.

Contacting the IRS may not be the most fun thing in the world to do, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t Get Scammed

No hard working individual ever wants to scammed out of their money, but they also don’t want to get into any trouble with law enforcement. That fear of getting into trouble is what scammers feed off of. They want to scare their victims into acting without thinking things through enough to see the cracks in their scam. This is why it is always best for a person to take a step back and think things through. Doing so could easily help a person see the scam for what it is.

Have you received a letter claiming to be from the IRS that states you owe money on your taxes?

If so, be sure to examine that letter and talk to the actual IRS to confirm the letter’s authenticity to avoid being conned.


We Give You Time To Afford Posting Bail

We Give You Time To Afford Posting Bail

Most people can’t afford to make large payments on something without having time to prepare. This is especially true when it comes to posting bail for a loved one. Bail can be expensive in California. Unfortunately, there usually isn’t much time to prepare for bail, since you never know for sure when you might need it.

This is one of the main reasons why people struggle with bailing loved ones out of jail. Luckily for you, Bail Bonds in Concord is here to help. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the sudden expense of a bail, so we do what we can to make it more affordable. We do this by offering bail bonds at 10% the price of the bail, providing personalized payment plans, and offering 0% down plans to qualified clients.

At Bail Bonds in Concord, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for. This means that you save 90% by coming to us for bail help. This greatly reduces the cost of bailing someone out of jail. Couple that with our personalized payment plans, which break up the cost of the bail bond allowing you to pay it off bit by bit, and you can suddenly afford to bail out your loved one.

Lastly, we provide clients with approved credit the ability to make their first payment up to 30 days after their loved one has been released. This is done for clients who qualify and different clients qualify for different lengths of time before they need to make that first payment. To learn more, talk to one of our bail agents.

Some of the other services we provide for our clients include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

With a payment plan, and 0% down, we give our clients a little extra time to gather the money needed for a bail bond. Whenever you need cheap and affordable bail help in California, you can count on Bail Bonds in Concord to be there for you. Call us today!

To get affordable bail bond and start the bail process, just call Bail Bonds in Concord at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat. Consultation is FREE!


Why Was My Loved One Arrested?

Why Was My Loved One Arrested?

You never know what a friend or family member could get arrested for. After all, you never really expected a loved one to get arrested at all. Once you learn of a loved one’s arrest, you may not actually know why he or she was arrested. Trying to find that information on your own can be difficult, especially when your loved one can only talk to you for so long.

Luckily, there are professionals who can help you. All you have to do is contact Bail Bonds in Antioch. For over 30 years, we have helped Californians deal with bail and rescue their loved ones from jail. We can do the same for you.

We provide all kinds of services for our clients, including:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

Once we locate your loved one in the county jail system, which we can do with just their name, date of birth, and county of arrest, we can answer all of your questions. We can even tell you why your loved one was arrested in the first place. Once all of your questions have been answered and decided to use our services, then we can begin the bail bond process.

Our expert bail agents have plenty of experience with bail, and so they can guide you through the whole process. With us on your side, your loved one can be out of jail in as little as 2 hours in some counties. Regardless of how long it takes, our agents will work non-stop to get your loved one out of jail.

No matter how surprising the arrest of a loved one can be for you, there is no reason to panic. Bail Bonds in Antioch has plenty of experience helping people rescue their loved ones from jail. You can count on us to be there for you and to answer any questions that you might have about your loved one’s arrest.

Want to talk to a bail agent and get your FREE consultation? Just call Bail Bonds in Antioch at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.


Trespassing Laws And Oversharing On Social Media

Trespassing Laws And Oversharing On Social Media

Going out and exploring the world can be a lot of fun. There are millions of spectacular and amazing sights to see out there. Sadly, not all of the great views are open to the public. From being too dangerous for the public, or someone just wants to keep the land to themselves, some views may be kept behind fences.

Despite the reasoning, some people decide that they want to see the view for themselves. This sounds like a harmless act, but it can actually get a person into big trouble, even here in California. A person can easily be charged with trespassing for doing this, especially if that person decides to post pictures from the incident onto social media.

What Is Oversharing?

As social media became popular, people began to share more and more of their lives online. This led to problems of oversharing, where people share stuff that would have been better left private. A person never wants to share too much personal information about themselves. If a person is not careful, then they could inadvertently give the people of the internet the ability to steal their identity, or provide police officers with self-incriminating evidence.

Despite what a person might think, deleting something from the internet is practically impossible. Even if a person deletes the post/image/video from their page, someone else could have copied or screenshot it and posted it elsewhere, meaning it still exists online. This is why a person has to really be careful about what they share online.

Over sharing on social media can even get people into trouble. There have been hundreds of incidents of people posting pictures or videos online that show the individual committing criminal activity. Plenty of celebrities have fallen victim to this over the years.

The police are well aware of how much people share on their social media accounts and often turn to those during investigations to look for more evidence. This means if a person shared any pictures or videos of themselves while doing the illegal act in question, then they provided the incriminating evidence to the police.

California Trespassing Law

State Penal Code 602 defines trespassing as the act of a person entering into or remaining on someone else’s property without their permission to do so. The law goes on to list dozens of different scenarios where a person could be considered trespassing.

In some cases, trespassing can be charged as an infraction. This means a person faces a small fine, whose size is dependent on how many times the person has trespassed onto that particular piece of property.

  • $75 for a first time offense.
  • $250 for a second offense.
  • Misdemeanor charges for any subsequent offenses.

In California, most trespassing offenses are charged as misdemeanors. This means a person accused of this crime faces the following consequences:

  • Up to 6 months in jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Misdemeanor probation.

A person can face felony charges for trespassing when they make a credible threat against someone, and then trespass onto that person’s property or workplace with the intent of carrying out that threat. Under these conditions, a person can end up in county jail for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.

Don’t Trespass Or Post The Pictures Online

Just because there is a good view on someone else’s land does not mean a person should sneak onto the property. They do not have permission to do so and can be charged with trespassing here in California. This becomes even more likely if they post pictures or videos of the view onto their social media account where anyone can see them.

A person should always be aware of what they are sharing online and how that could affect them. Oversharing online is easily avoidable.

What do you think of California’s take on trespassing?

Are the consequences too steep, just right or not enough? Let us know in the comments below.


How To Stay Safe With Ride Share Services

How To Stay Safe With Ride Share Services

One of the many great services to come out of the digital age is ride sharing. Apps like Uber and Lyft have made getting a ride to or from just about anywhere incredibly convenient. All a person has to do is pull up the app on their phone and a driver will soon be on their way.

Unfortunately, as great as this new tech is, there are still some problems. As with anything good, there are people out there who want to take advantage of it. Some people are just bad at driving people around, while others are purposefully looking for ways to take advantage of people. When using any of these ride share services, a person needs to be careful so that they don’t end up in any sort of danger.

Ride Share Safety Tips

Following these ride share safety tips and stay away from danger.

  • Alert the driver to being tracked.
    People are more likely to commit crimes when they think they can get away with it. Let a driver know that the ride is being tracked. This can be done by calling someone while in the car and saying something like: “I’m in my Uber and on my way. I’ll be there in 15 minutes and you can track the ride on the app.” If a person doesn’t want to call someone at an odd hour, they can always leave a voice memo to themselves but pretend it’s a call.
  • Be a good passenger.
    This means a person should always wear their seatbelt, avoid distracting the driver and never ask the driver to do anything dangerous.
  • Be courteous to others.
    When riding with other passengers, be polite and kind to them as well as to the driver.
  • Check driver’s ratings.
    Driver’s with bad ratings typically have those ratings for a reason and should be avoided.
  • Choose seats carefully.
    Try to avoid sitting in the front when possible. Sitting in the back can put space between the rider and the driver and offers two doors to exit from rather than just one. A person should try to pick a seat that allows them to see the road, to make sure the driver is going the right way. A good driver won’t mind where a passenger sits, so beware of drivers who insist on someone sitting in a certain spot.
  • Don’t get personal.
    There is no reason to give personal information, such as a last name, phone number or social media information to a driver. There is also never a need to pay a driver in person. That is always handled through the app. Lastly, if a person is getting a ride home, they should have the driver drop them off somewhere safe and close to their own house, but not at the address itself to avoid giving away a home address.
  • Make sure the driver drives safely.
    Every driver should follow the rules of the road, especially drivers who are doing so professionally.
  • Report sketchy incidents.
    If anything happens that raises some alarms, report it on the app once safe. This can help prevent something bad from happening to someone else.
  • Ride with others.
    Everyone knows that there is strength in numbers, and the same is true for getting a ride. Try to ride with other people whenever possible.
  • Share trip information.
    Both Uber and Lyft allow users to share their trip with trusted contacts. This way, friends and family members will receive live updates on where the passenger’s phone is to know if the car is going the right way.
  • Trust yourself.
    Even if we may not know why, we often are pretty good at picking up on bad situations. If a person’s gut is telling them something is off, they should listen to it. A person should always prioritize their safety over their passenger rating.
  • Verify the vehicle.
    A person should always make sure that the vehicle that showed up is the one listed on their phone. Not just the make and model but also the license plate as well. Also make sure that the driver matches their photo on the app.
  • Wait in safety.
    When waiting for a ride, be sure to wait in a safe area that is well-lit. For instance, request the ride from inside a well-lit and populated building and only go out once the driver has arrived.
  • Watch for traffic.
    Always check for traffic before entering or exiting a vehicle. No one wants to get hit by a car.
  • What’s my name?
    Never get straight into a car. Instead, a person should approach the driver and ask them what their name is. The official driver will know the name of the person they are there to pick up and the person’s destination as well.

Stay Safe

Ride sharing apps and companies like Lyft and Uber are great ways for people to get around. This is especially important around the holiday season as people are busy going to parties and having fun. With services like this, they are able to drink as much as they want and still secure a safe ride home.

While most ride sharing drivers are safe people, there are some out there that aren’t so great. These drivers should be avoided when possible and a person should always follow the tips listed above to keep themselves safe whenever they need a ride.


New California Laws For 2020

New California Laws For 2020

The start of the new year brings a lot of changes for everyone. For many people, the new year is the perfect time to for self-improvement through New Year’s Resolutions. However, this isn’t the change that we are talking about.

Every year, lawmakers discuss and debate new laws. When they agree on a law, it is assigned a date when the law will go into effect. Typically, this date is January 1st of the following year. This is why the new year always brings new laws with it.

Due to the fact that new laws appear each year, it is very important for people to pay attention to the changes or else they could find themselves in trouble for doing something that is no longer legal.

Some New California Laws For 2020

Each year in California, law makers vote on dozens of laws to decide whether or not they should be enacted. Due to the sheer volume of laws being considered, even if a lot of laws are rejected, there are still plenty that get added each year.

Here is just a sample of some of the new laws going into effect on January 1st, 2020:

    Forces companies to reevaluate all contract workers and consider them employees, with full benefits, unless they can prove that the worker is a contractor based on certain requirements.
    Extends the time period in which employees can make claims of discrimination and harassments against companies from 1 year to 3 years.
    Makes it so law enforcement officers can request firearm restraining orders against an individual. Also makes it so that courts can adjust the length of the restraining order’s time period to be anywhere from 1 to 5 years in length.
  • ASSEMBLY BILL 25 (California Consumer Privacy Act)
    Requires businesses that collect digital information about consumers to alert consumers to what information is being collected, allow the consumer to deny the collection and selling of that information, and to allow the consumer to request a company to delete any information it may have collected on the consumer. Also allows consumers whose information got stolen to sue the company that allowed the theft to occur.
    Requires all new homes being built in California after January 1st, 2020 to have solar panels installed on them.
    Expands what counts as childhood sexual abuse, reclassifies childhood sexual abuse as childhood sexual assault, and extends the statute of limitations for reporting such incidents from 8 years to 22 years.
    Makes it so that governing bodies of schools can decided if and when students can use cell phones while at school and in classes. Also sets specific circumstances when a school cannot prevent a student from using a cell phone.
    Makes it an infraction for a person to sell their appointment with the DMV to someone else.
    Modifies different aspects of microenterprise home kitchens. Notably, prohibits microenterprise home kitchens from producing and selling any and all dairy products, modifies how these operations are inspected, and prohibits microenterprise home kitchens from using the word catering in any advertisements.
    Reduces the amount of time a company has to wait to report a rental or leased vehicle as stolen after a failure to return from 5 days to 72 hours.
    Redefines when it is acceptable for a police officer to use deadly force.

New Laws For The New Year

This is just a small sample of all of the laws that were voted for over the last year. Some of them affect the general populace more than others. Regardless, it is always important for a person to stay up to date on all the new laws coming into effect at the start of each year. Failing to do so is a great way for a person wind up in unexpected trouble.

What do you think of some of these new laws for 2020?

Does some of these new laws take things too far? Are others long overdue? Are there any new laws that you know about should have been on this list? If so, share them in the comments below and help other people stay in the know.