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Your Own Curiosity
Scammers Are Nasty, We know this, right?
You Know What Is More Dangerous Than A ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer.?
Your Own Curiosity !!!
A stranger sends you a friend request, and what do you do?
You look to see who it is, right? Ok, so far?
Except it is like one of those horror movies, where the group of friends is standing outside an old run-down gothic haunted house and they all want to leave, but you want to go it.
They are right! Turn around NOW and run!
The minute you determine that this unknown friend request is a person you don’t know, from a country you don’t know or a place you don’t know …
BLOCKBlock Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• HIM or HER!
This is not the age of open social media anymore, where we connect with everyone and anyplace, to learn about cultures and different people. This is the age of SCAMScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. and FRAUDFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. and FEAR and TRAUMATrauma Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety or other emotional shocks, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and isolated can result in trauma, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized. Trauma requires treatment, either through counseling or therapy or through trauma-oriented support programs, such as those offered by SCARS..
Every day we speak with a thousand people who never learned that simple lesson.
Many industry analysts estimate that 30% of online fraud funds terrorists. That is a 1 in 3 chance YOU are FUNDING TERRORISM. You cannot afford to allow even one scammer through the door. If you do, you also serve the scammer ALL of your friends and family on a silver platter.
We cannot emphasize this enough.
If you have friends, real friends, and real family that connects to your Facebook or social media profile, you have a responsibility and so do they to protect their connections, to help keep everyone safe. You have to think about strangers online just like strangers at your front door. Should you open the door and let them in?
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Because if you do, a year from now you will be someone who gave away even more of your treasure and let the scammer go after your friends and family. AND THEY WILL go after them.
Scammers are becoming increasingly mean and vicious. They are using blackmail scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost., and threats of violence more and more. Is this what you want to unleash on yourself, on your real friends and family? OF COURSE NOT!
What is the rule ABOUT venomous snakes?
Look but don’t touch! Same with scammers.
If you are curious, look but don’t touch.
DON’T FRIEND. DON’T CONNECT.
If you cannot learn this lesson, you will be forever reliving those old horror movies. Chained in the basement, with the monster bleeding you to death.
Is that too dramatic?
No, it is not, because that is exactly what scammers do – they bleed you to death! They take and take until you have nothing left. Then they move on to your friends and family.
You must learn this lesson, and share it with your family and friends too.
There is always one guard at the gate that screws up and lets the barbarians in during the cover of night. Don’t be that guard!
Wake up! Stop being curious! Protect your friends & family!
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