|Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)|
and has worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years.
All we can say is stay warm and Aloha to Judith!
Risk of Identity Theft
Many years ago the cyber world evolved; prior to that we were satisfied with bank books that we wrote our entries in, paying cash for most things and withdrawing cash from a real bank if we needed money. When the first ATM came out several years ago we were elated with knowing that we could take money out any time of day or night. It was quite an advancement back then.
We have evolved over the last decade into a total cyber world of banking, shopping, and using search engines to find out just about anything and everything we want to know. It has made life easier in many ways but always with advancement comes risk. If we use all this cyber technology we are opening up a Pandora’s box for all to see. Just as fast as technology has advanced so has its hackers. Where there is good, there is always evil. There are opportunists around every corner who seek profit and benefit from someone else’s advancements.
In our world there are some brilliant hackers who have found the right technology to enter into anyone’s financial and personal information. No matter how many security walls that companies and individuals can put up, there is always the chance that someone can get into our valuable information and reek havoc. Thousands and thousands of people are having their personal information compromised every day. The entanglement can be tremendous and the frustration tragic.
Have we grown our ability to electronically do too many everyday tasks? It seems that with advancement our society grew a new crop of deceitful criminals that are praying on the everyday people who are unsuspecting. Maybe they were always out there but we didn't realize the breadth of their reach.
As much as we can, we must try and protect ourselves. Put up as much security as you can on all your personal business, check your banks and credit cards regularly, and ask questions. Many people are duped every day from calls they take that sound professional.
There people are polished and determined to take your money and identity and you must be somewhat paranoid about every unknown contact.
Protect yourselves from the cyber-world and be very aware.
|This past week Judith took this photo|
in her home town of Amherst new York...
Happy Valentines day... Make sure and protect yourselves from
Identity theft! Check out the enclosed 1:54 second informational YouTube from the I.R.S.