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Sunday, July 23, 2023

Watch Out for Scammers

Aloha Everyone,

“During the past 7 days, Safari has prevented 135 trackers from profiling you.”  Similar messages appear whenever I access my iPhone and try to use Safari. Otherwise, I am automatically transported to Google search engine.

I keep my email accounts “lean & clean”. Only message that I need to follow-up are in my inbox. Others are either deleted, put in the JUNK mail file to be permanently deleted or filed.

Scammers send fake emails often posing as actual people we know or companies and businesses we deal with.  Unless I am expecting a message, I just DELETE or better still put it in my JUNK mail file, without opening.

Good advice to follow: do not answer phone calls if you do not know the caller. Seniors are especially vulnerable targets. If it’s a legitimate call, they can leave you a voicemail. 

It’s also okay to say “No” or simply hang up. And that goes with people soliciting in front of supermarkets or other public places. Without feeling embarrassed or guilty, just simply walk away. 

I always refer to J.J. as my excuse by saying, “Thank you. I will discuss with my husband.”

Aloha -- Cathi