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Some Ways to Protect Your Computer From Hackers – Password Protection

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Some Ways to Protect Your Computer From Hackers – Password Protection Choose a Powerful Password Right out of the chute let’s deal with passwords. It’s fair to say there are millions of people out there who are either too lazy, forgetful, or just plain dumb, to compose a decent password. No doubt about it, that puts their entire computer and Continue reading

The Many Faces of Charity Scams

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The Many Faces of Charity Scams Probably everyone has, at one time or another, received at least one phone call from a charity scam artist. The call usually begins with a hearty “Hello, this is (phony name, preceded by illustrious title of doctor, reverend, nurse, sergeant, officer, agent, etc.) and I’m calling to make you aware of the needs of Continue reading

Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 3 of 3

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Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 3 of 3 The AMA Owns the Medical Codes As previously mentioned, the medical codes that appear on your healthcare bills are owned by the American Medical Association. They will sell the entire Code Book for a hefty fee, but provide a way for patients to get a look at some Continue reading

Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 2 of 3

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Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 2 of 3 Note: This is a continuation of Snake Oil Medicine – Part 1 of 3 More Types of Healthcare Fraud: Misstatement of Services This is a common form of fraud whereby bills are rendered for goods or services that were not provided or the organization practiced “upcoding” to indicate Continue reading

Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 1 of 3

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Snake Oil Medicine – Still Going Strong – Part 1 of 3 In reference to today’s medical scams, it seems only appropriate to quote Juliet, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II, where she states that “A rose by any other name…….” Yes, medical snake oil salesmen are still alive and well, and thriving! In modern language terms, Continue reading

Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

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Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery Human trafficking is a crime which involves the recruiting, transferring, transporting, receiving or harboring of a person through the use of coercion, force or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. This is a world wide problem which is monitored and investigated by UNDOC. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The United Continue reading

Are the Social Media Networks All That “Social”? – Part 2 of 2

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Are the Social Media Networks All That “Social”? (Part 2 oF 2) Part 1 of this article brought you the UP side of this issue. Here aresome of the DOWN sides. There is much to consider. Participation in social media networks can be a very positive and friendly experience. Knowing how to conduct yourself and how and whom to avoid Continue reading

Are the “Social” Media Networks All That Social?

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Are the Social Media Networks All That “Social”? (Part 1 of 2) What is its Purpose? Social media network sites can be a boon…or a bust. Sometimes both at the same time. Much depends on how it’s used, or abused by, the end user. It’s important to understand the purpose and intent of the site. Some people try to circumvent Continue reading

How You Can Spot a Fake Cashier’s Check

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How You Can Spot a Fake Cashier’s Check Most people can’t tell the difference between a counterfeit cashier’s check and a legitimate one. All cashier’s checks do not look alike. Learn how to tell.   If you recently received a Cashier’s Check unexpectedly, from an unknown source, this should be enough to raise some red flag questions in your mind. Continue reading

One Ring – Hang Up – Call Back Scheme

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One Ring – Hang Up – Call Back Scheme  Don’t Fall For It.  This is the current, world-wide, hot scheme of the day and it’s proliferating like wild fire.The crooks depend on people being too lazy or thoughtless to put on their thinking caps before returning phone calls. Too often they are right.  With all due deference to the comedy of Continue reading