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Social Media Online Fraud and Begging Scams



There are many different types of fraudulent activity happening today and with today's exploding social media it's hard to differentiate between what's real and what's not. A simple picture on Facebook passed from friend to friend may seem harmless but in reality is far from that. The majority are hoaxes perpetuated by scammers.

Usually the scammer will steal a photograph of a sick child, animal or anything that he/she knows will grab at your heartstrings, then ask for donations to be made to help out with medical expenses or whatever the subject matter of the photo is for. Or they add a false caption claiming that sharing the photo will bring about donations towards the subject matter in the photo.

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Not Tech Savvy? Find a Mentor--Tech Savvy? Become a Mentor

As a Mother of six and Grandmother of four, I'm at that age where computers were not one of those high priority things in life when I was younger. In fact they were barely even a known entity and just coming into play into the world, whether it was business or personal. Back then computers were huge, not anything you could put into a small bag and take with you anywhere you went or even small enough to stick into your purse.

Technology has advanced so far over the past few years it's amazing. I never had any kind of formal training and have learned by the seat of my pants "so to speak". Due to this I needed a mentor to help me learn the world of computers and the internet as it progressed. My mentors were my children. What wonderful mentors they were! They taught me how to navigate the different programs on the computer....  Read More

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