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Scamming A Scammer

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- jim Young “There are many scams on Facebook now. Send me $19.95 and I will tell you how to avoid them.” - anon If you’re on Facebook chances are that at some point, if you haven’t already, you’ll be cloned by a Facebook Imposter. At the very least, you’ve likely witnessed several of your Facebook friends falling victim to Facebook cloning. Facebook imposters are the lowest of the lowlife among hackers, scammers and thieves. They are uneducated, unintelligent scum with no morals and no conscience. Their skill set doesn’t extend beyond their ability to clip and paste. Many of them cannot spell and their grammar can be atrocious. Most of all, they are too stupid to realize that most people on Facebook are onto them and they have about as much chance of successfully pulling off their scam as they do winning the lottery. They are not particularly dangerous but they are annoying. They are as annoying as a swarm of mosquitoes at a nudist colony. Generally speaking the mothers of Facebook I

Another Dougie Doozie

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- Jim Young “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” - Grouch Marx In April 2023, in an attempt to reduce their environmental footprint, the LCBO announced they would quit issuing paper bags to their customers, later that same year. The plan was to eliminate 135 million paper bags from the LCBO per annum. Calculated to save 188,000 trees each and every year thereafter, it was also estimated that 2,665 tonnes of waste would be diverted from landfills annually. Miles ahead of most other retail operations, the LCBO had already voluntarily eliminated plastic bags 15 years prior to that, shortly after the turn of the century. Even so, the LCBO’s decision to stop providing even paper bags to their customers altogether was not a novel idea. Many other retailers have stopped offering free bags, encouraging their customers to bring their own bags or purchase reusable bags which are said to be more environmen

Resolving Car Theft In Toronto - A Brainstorming Session

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- jim Young “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.” - Thomas Edison Recently a Toronto Officer recommended “that people leave the keys to their vehicle in a faraday bag by the front door,” as a deterrent to home invasions.  The idea being, the car thieves are only interested in your vehicle, so once they find what they are looking for (your car keys), they will not proceed to rob your home or confront your family. So as wild as that may seem, that suggestion may actually be effective in reducing home invasions in Toronto; however it does nothing to reduce the car theft problem. Brainstorming, “a creative thinking technique for coming up with new ideas and solving problems” uses a process which encourages everyone to offer any and every idea they may have as a solution, no matter how wild it may seem. The hope is, from all the ideas, no matter how crazy they may seem, the collective group can strip away the craziness and piece together one sensible and

Facebook Imposters - A Form Of Identity Theft

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- jim Young “My bank balance is a constant reminder that I am safe from identity theft.” - anon DEFINITIONS Scammer: a person who deceives another into parting with their money or confidential information for personal gain. This can be done through personal contact, by phone, through the post office, by email or on the internet. Hacker: a scammer who uses computers and technology to gain unauthorized access to data. Facebook Imposter/Clone: a scammer who clones someone else’s Facebook account with the intention of hacking or scamming. Most often their intended target is not the owner of the Facebook account that has been cloned, but rather their friends. The Facebook Imposter Up Close & Personal I would imagine that in the hierarchy of scammers, hackers and Facebook Imposters, the Facebook Imposter is the lowest on the scale. If I were a hacker I would be embarrassed that these scumbags even exist. Of course I would also be embarrassed at my own existence as a hacker but the Fac