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Phishing Scam

Hello and happy Labour Day!

Don Charisma has brought our attention to, of all things, Spam, lol.

I know PayPal does limit accounts when something doesn’t look right and they have a bunch of pain in the rear end hoops you have to jump through in order to set things back to rights. I have done it. The issue comes when their site isn’t working at peak efficiency for months on end.

I think it’s such a pain because they want to hear our dulcet tones when we finally get fed up with not being able to conclude our business the internet way and do something I despise. I actually gasp picked up the phone and called them!

I got the biggest surprise when the phone on the other end was picked up, almost immediately, by an actual human being! AND said human being spoke English as a FIRST language! I didn’t get rerouted to India or Pakistan or some such! I just about fell over from shock! I think I even mentioned that fact, lol. I know we definitely discussed his accent 😀 since it was Southern through and through, even though he was in Arizona, lol.

The moral of the story, boys and girls, is NEVER click a link in an email if it seems at all suspicious. Go to the site it purports to be by typing in the address you usually use to get there or from your bookmarks or doing a general search and clicking the search link.

These types of scams want one thing. Well, two. They want your log in information which you will have very thoughtfully provided for them by clicking their link and typing in your login credentials. And they also want your money which they will then be able to access from the thoughtfully provided information.

Spam filters usually catch these emails and shuffle them into the Spam folder but sometimes they do get it wrong though so please, be  careful.

I might get 25 Spam in a month. Now. For the longest time I simply ignored my Spam folder, hundreds accumulated. I would go in and do a mass delete and the cycle would repeat.

The Spammers got tired of sending me hoax emails and not getting the wanted reaction so they stopped. Period.

So please, be careful, I don’t want you to lose your money.

Don Charisma’s New Toy

Sony Alpha A5000 – Compact DSLR Camera – Don Charisma’s New Toy | Don Charisma.

I know I’ve mentioned Don Charisma and shown some of his photos before. I still think they’re totally awesome!

This is a review of the camera he’s currently using and a bunch of pics :D.


You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose

You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not falling down, but staying down. | Don Charisma.

I love some of Don Charisma’s posts! They may be ‘just’ a quote but they speak volumes to me

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. | Don Charisma

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy. | Don Charisma.

Ain’t that the truth!

What’s that saying?  Cry and you cry alone, laugh and the whole world laughs with you?

Have you ever noticed though that our moods are almost as contagious as the common cold?

If you’re in a bad mood then those around you will catch it and be in a bad mood too.

If you’re in a good mood then those around you are too.

Curious, isn’t it?

I couldn’t wait for success

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. | Don Charisma.

You’ve gotta love Jonathon Winters!

My love of Mr. Winters aside this quote is so true!

I would imagine that waiting for success is akin to waiting for a watched pot to boil.  In other words it’ll happen but the wait will seem to take forever because you aren’t occupying yourself with doing things to make that success happen sooner.

Of course, it might not happen if you don’t plug in the kettle or turn on the burner just like success won’t happen if you don’t do something in order to make it happen in the first place.


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