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opportunism

a situation in which one party to a CONTRACT is able to take advantage of the other party or parties to the contract. See ASYMMETRICAL INFORMATION, ADVERSE SELECTION, MORAL HAZARD.
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It read: "Opportunist thieves have been entering businesses such as public houses, hospitals and various other work premises searching for unlocked staff rooms.
Inspector Tracy Harkins, from Paisley's community policing team, said: "I would like remind motorists to lock and secure their cars at all times to prevent opportunist thieves taking advantage.
In total, all shoppers were divided into two groups based on their shopping patterns - typical shoppers and opportunists. The opportunists were those who had not visited a closing store in more than six months prior to a closure announcement but who did stop by the stores to take advantage of closing sales.
"The oppressed people of Kashmir, therefore, need to rise and use their political wit and defeat the nefarious designs of these opportunist people," Nasreen said.
Extra patrols are being carried out across the Low Fell area and officers are posting crime prevention leaflets through doors warning people about the recent incidents and advising them on what they can do to avoid becoming a victim to opportunist criminals.
Extra patrols are being carried out and officers are posting crime prevention leaflets warning locals about the incidents and advising them on what they can do to avoid becoming a victim to opportunist criminals A spokesman, said: "An open and unlocked home is like an open invitation for opportunist criminals.
"Most thieves are opportunists and always ready to take advantage" Throughout March, officers and PCSOs have been at roadshows across Merseyside with the force Crime Prevention Car, offering crime prevention and security advice.
Choose between " imandar" ( honest) and " avsarvadi" ( opportunist) said the poster carrying photographs.
"A window left ajar or not on a secure lock can be too much of a temptation for an opportunist thief - particularly if they can see valuable items inside.
Opportunist eaters hail from diverse backgrounds, cutting across age, income and household brackets.
PC Shendy Blakemore, from the local neighbourhood police team, said motorists should remove all items for opportunist thieves.
These "opportunist eaters," 66 million strong, are the focus of this report.