Be vigilant, scammers are on the prowl

Jean's Writing

And with this new year comes more vermin searching for an opening, no matter how small.

I’m referring to scammers, hackers and trolls.

The more gadgets we have, the more avenues and opportunities for a criminal to find you. Don’t fall for these frauds. From our email, smartphones, yes iPhones too, computers, tablets, blogs, websites, Amazon Echo, Google Home, or even smart TVs, we are all susceptible to these damn crooks. AND, of course, we are vulnerable on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any of the many social media sites. Scammers are trolling for any insecurity or vulnerability in your life, online and real.

Once upon a time, long long ago, Apple products were immune. Or so we thought. But that is not the case, not now. So don’t let your guard down just because you have an Apple product. Scammers are everywhere phishing for your information.

No need to…

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9 thoughts on “Be vigilant, scammers are on the prowl

  1. Cybersecurity is serious business, and as the case is with everything these days, is something that should never be taken lightly. All the more, if you happen to be a person of interest; and have material they consider worth stealing.

    Copyright protection, non-consensual use of ( supposedly) protected material and plagiarism are included in the mix.
    Trust me when I tell you, I can’t turn my television on and not see ( bastardized) unauthorized versions of my material.

    It’s a bitter-sweet scenario and leaves me with a few options, which are as follows:
    1.) Seriously consider killing those responsible for the mess: ( a/k/a) cybercriminals.
    2.) Dumb down and pretend not to know what’s going on.
    3.) Contact the Feds, and request that they place you in their ( Witness Protection) program.
    4.) Consider it an honor that you had material they considered worth stealing and ” Get Drunk!”
    5.) Let it go, after you realize what they’ve stolen ( at best) is the (Tip of the Iceberg) and move on.
    6.) Take a nap, and determine that when you wake up, you’ll figure the rest of this (B.S.) out later…
    7.) Place your favorite song on (The Boom Box) and begin dancing your ” Jazz Off!”
    8.) Ask yourself the following question: ” What in the hell happened to Men of Honor and Respect?
    9.) Ask yourself the next question: ” Why should I even give a damn, when none of them are putting food on my table?
    10.) You decide your story is worth telling, and inspite of the heart-breaking disappointments, you ” Rock On!”

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