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The New Predators – Today’s Scams

There is a few of these so will post one a day so it is not information overload

 

Tech Support.

 

phonescam  This is considered the biggest consumer scam in the U.S. at the moment.

             According to Microsoft in 2015 an estimated 3.3 million people many of them seniors were victimized by tech support cons. A cost of $1.5 billion to put it figuratively $454 per 10 seconds. 

Here is how it happens:- You get an unsolicited call from someone who claims to work for Microsoft, or windows, tech support. 

They tell you that viruses have been detected on your computer. They continue to tell you that you need to immediately call up a certain website and follow its instructions. A dummy screen may appear that shows viruses being detected and eliminated but in reality malware is being installed that allows the scammer to steal your usernames and passwords, hold your data for ransom or even use the webcam to spy on you.

Remedy – Hang up the phone. “Neither Microsoft or our partners make unsolicited phone calls” says Courtney Gregoire, senior attorney at the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit. 

Do not click any links in unsolicited emails from “Microsoft” or in pop-up ads promising to speed up your computer. 

Make sure you download Windows 10 or the latest OS X says “William Woodworth from  Best Buys Geek Squad. “Each update is free and has lots of new security built in”

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Strategy To Help You Survive A Crisis

Guy Haskell a 30 year EMS veteran and executive director of EMS services in Bloomington Indiana says:– “Extreme situations always sound crazy – until you’re in one.”

 

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Crisis One.’

Your car is in a large Body of Water and sinking. Cars do drive off bridges and get caught in flash floods.

A. Work before you sink As a car sinks outside pressure against the windows and doors will only build. If you submerge it will be almost impossible to open the doors. Electric windows may not work because of a short-circuit. Try open a door or window before th car is completely covered. 

Be prepared for the water that will enter your car. Move fast and get out of the car.

 

B. In a flash flood, use your car – Water in flash floods are generally fast-moving and may not be as deep as a lake so is not going to sink completely. If water slams you car enough that you start moving stay in the car. The car now becomes your boat and protects you from strong currents, mud and any debris that may harm you. In shallow current hopefully the car will bump against something and stop. That will give you a chance to climb out to the roof to escape or signal for help. Use a horn or swing a shirt or towel around to attract attention.

C. Be Prepared – Buy a car escape tool. A combined hammer and knife. One to smash the window and the other to cut the seat belt if it gets jammed. Make sure it is easily accessible  like the seat pocket or glove box.

There is also a gadget for your ignition keys but with the rather tragic  results with some vehicles because of having something heavy on your key chain it is probably not a good idea.
The address to buy this life saving instrument is below the picture

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Go to Amazon to purchase this Life Hammer

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15 Ways To Use White Vinegar

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I have to say this is incredible stuff. I actually have tried some of these things and they do work. I suggest when you go to the store next get a big bottle of this stuff and keep it in the kitchen for some of these purposes. Already got some – Use it.

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1. Add Sparkle to Glasses – Drinking glasses looking cloudy? Rinse in one part vinegar to three parts warm water.

2. Freshen Dishcloths – Place cloths in a container and cover with water and a half a cup on vinegar. Soak for a few hours, then thoroughly rinse before using.

3. Spruce Up a Lunch Box – To banish the aromas of meals past, add a few drops of vinegar to a piece of bread and leave it in the lunchbox overnight. In the morning it should smell as good as new.

4. Rid Surfaces of Mould – Dilute vinegar with equal parts of water and spray onto walls, tiles or floors. Wait a minute, then wipe off with a clean cloth.

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5. Brighten Laundry – Add a capful of vinegar to your washing and clothes will come out looking brighter and fresher.

6. Banish Cooking Smells – Add a few spoonfuls of vinegar to a pot of water and let it simmer on the stove to remove any cooking smells in the kitchen.

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7. Rescue Boiled Eggs – If an egg starts to crack while its being boiled, adding a little vinegar to the water will stop the egg white seeping out.

8. Revive Chopping Boards – Wipe over wooden chopping boards which white vinegar to clean and disinfect them between uses.

9. Oust Deodorant Marks – Spray deodorant stains on shirts with vinegar before putting them into the washing machine.

10. Survive Sticky Situations – To remove stickers from plastic or glass surfaces, or from walls, simply dab the sticker with vinegar until its completely wet and then scrape off. If there is any residue left behind from the sticker, apply vinegar again, wait a minute, then wipe off.

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11. Keep Flowers Blooming – Add 2 tbsp vinegar to a container, fill with water and add flowers to help keep cut blooms looking fresh for longer.

12. Remove Stains From Mugs – Tackle stubborn coffee and tea stains by scrubbing the stain with equal parts vinegar and baking soda. Rinse well with warm water.

13. Clean a Drain – Mix vinegar with equal parts bi-carb soda, wait till it starts fizzing then pour it down the drain. Follow with warm water.

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14. Descale A Kettle – To get rid of lime deposits in a kettle, fill it with water and 2 tbsp of vinegar and bring to the boil. Pour out the vinegar water and rinse throughly with cold water.

15. Work wonders On Windows – Spray dirty windows with a mixture of 2 tbsp vinegar and 4 L warm water. Wipe with a squeegee or lint free cloth for a sparkling shine

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