ick off your shoes and operate your finger bones a bit on the mouse to hit the play button below. Give those old leg and foot bones a rest, while your back bones chill and your eyeballs take a gander.
lease ush lay!
Never take your kids trick-or-treating to a stranger's home when they are young
Only take them to the homes of neighbors and friends that you know
Take them to safe trick-or-treating at a local mall where they allow parents with small children to go store to store for treats.
Get together with a group of moms and have a Halloween party just for the little ones with healthy treats, and easy crafts for them to do.
This way my children were able to share in the fun of Halloween, but they were kept safe.
I received a check in the mail for $1750 that is for tax and clearance fee from supposedly the "XYZ LOTTO COMMISSION", and a letter instructing me on how to claim the remaining amount of 163,220.00 by Oct 27.
All of a sudden I found that I was getting "welcome packages" from several companies, thanking me for "enrolling" or becoming a "member". The funny thing is, none of these were anything that I would have ordered - example: Maxim for men subscription. Um, I'm a woman; why would I order that? Another was for an auto club, like Triple A. (I would not have signed up for that because my husband owned his own hauling truck!)
I got suspicious, and started calling these companies. Every one of them told me that a certain "marketing agency" had sent in my order, at my request. (Remember, I had ordered NONE of these things.)
Well, to make a long story short, I was finally able to get the name of this so-called "marketing agency". Turns out they were some outfit operating out of Florida.
When I called to notify them that I had NOT ordered anything, they swore that I did, and that they had proof. Here's the most shocking thing: They told me that they had me on a taped phone call and that they would play it back for me. I nearly fell over when I heard it! It was a BLATANTLY falsified phone call with a woman's voice, not mine, saying "yes" each time the marketer asked if she'd like to sign up for something. You could easily tell that they had "cut and pasted" voices into a phone conversation. I was LIVID! They had even gotten my credit card number somehow. I do not know how they got it either, because I use this card ONLY for purchasing items online, and I always purchase from secure sites. Obviously, something wasn't secure somewhere.
Straightening out this mess wasted a lot of my time last summer. I had to cancel my credit card, contact all these different companies to get my name taken off their records and credits back to my account, etc. I was hoping our state's attorney general's office could help me go after these guys, but they were really no help at all, so I'm sure this bunch of crooks is STILL freely operating out there.
I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
A friend and I were traveling, and we stopped at a McDonalds in a fairly
safe town to eat. We were sitting there and my friend needed more ketchup. He left his seat, and a woman came up to me asking directions on how to get somewhere.
Since I've traveled the area often, I started explaining what way she needs to go and even turned around and pointed what way she needs to go when she leaves the McDonalds. She thanked me, and left.
My friend came back and asked me where his wallet was. Unknown to me, he had set it on his tray and I didn't even notice that he had left it there. The woman took it while distracting me for information.
We looked for the woman, but she was gone. He never did recover his wallet. Luckily, he didn't have too much money in it and he remembered the telephone number for his credit card to cancel it.
Just goes to show you need to be careful everywhere.
So many times I see women leaving their purses in their shopping carts, and when they walk off and leave it there to look at other things, they leave their purse there just by itself. I have found that using that little strap in the child seat of the cart is great for wrapping it through my purse strap and locking it up tight so it will not be so easily taken off with. That little strap can be pulled through the basket part and will easily lock up your purse.
I have access to your email password right now. What will I find? Paypal passwords? Financial records? Do you send IDs and SS card copies? Are they still stored in your sent box?
What if you run a home business? Would I be able to access financial records, credit cards and other information?
What? Think I can't steal your email password?
Of course, I don't really have your password, but I could. Your neighbor could. Someone could break into your home while you are gone, take nothing and leave no trace, and steal all your passwords without you even knowing it. There are other ways too.
How safe is your email right now?
Right now, I have ID, SS number, passwords and links for work, Paypal information, client information... all on what I thought was a secure email.
What would a hacker find in your email?
First step, secure your password. Change it as often as you can. Keep your password in a safe place. Not your pocket book. In a safe. No safe? How about a folded paper inside your fridge? You'll remember, no one will suspect.
Next step, delete your emails. You know, I keep important emails in folders. That's probably the dumbest thing. It keeps me organized, but it also helps hackers identify exactly where the important information is!
Print out your emails or save them to disk. Make two copies. Put one copy in your safe, put the other in a safe place outside the home. A lock box at a bank, your parent's safe is okay. That way if you ever lose something or your house catches on fire, you know exactly where it is.
Delete all those emails that had important information in them. Don't forget the sent box, the folders and the deleted folder as well.
You can never be too safe on the Internet. I've had my own servers to my websites hacked in and used for sending spam because they were not secure. If I had a business and did business through my web domain email, that means my customers would be at risk. Uh oh, double the trouble. Things happen.
So... fess up. What's in your email?