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robert-siciliano's picture
Feb.21.2014
I have a growing family. Camping is on my list of family events. The wife isn’t crazy about tents. So I went on Craigslist looking for a second hand camper. I found a $15,000 camper for $2200.00. A pretty good deal to say the least. This ad actually gave me chills it exited me so much. So I sent an...
hank-quense's picture
Dec.07.2013
Marketing a book is something most authors dread and will ignore if possible.  Still, it has to be done.  Once  an author decides to market a book, he or she faces another even more serious problem.  How to start?  And when to start?  To many authors, a marketing...
robert-siciliano's picture
Nov.11.2013
You’ve been here before: You’re at work, you get a notification via a popup, then an email, then a text reminding you of an appointment on your calendar. For most busy professionals, this is pretty normal because you know you need multiple points of contact to remind you of your schedule so you don...
susan-brown's picture
May.02.2013
  For the past year, I was a worker drone for a major online dating company, easily the worst job I've had since starting work at age sixteen.  It was horrible.  Some of the callers were so wonderful, just seeking help on their profiles to maximize their chances of success, while...
robert-siciliano's picture
Mar.04.2013
A good friend of mine called me recently to ask what I knew about scams from online sales. He had placed an ad on CraigsList for something he was trying to sell and had asked for $150 for the item. He had received a call from a woman and she offered to send him a check for the item. Shortly...
robert-siciliano's picture
Jan.28.2013
It has long been believed that elderly, which depending on your definition, are people over the age of 60 years old, are targeted by scammers due to their generations naïve upbringing. But from my perspective, a 65 year old grew up in the 60’s and there’s nothing naïve about the Vietnam war/...
robert-siciliano's picture
Sep.23.2012
“Just Google it.” You’ve probably heard this phrase a thousand times before, and for good reason—search is one of the top activities we do online[1]. But while you are searching online for information and content, keep in mind that scammers are also searching for victims. Scammers have been very...
robert-siciliano's picture
Sep.23.2011
A quick break here from security and security solutions to include you in on a little secret. People all over the world, in addition to people I know and love spend money (sometimes mine) on “readings” thinking they are getting inside information on something such as an unforeseen life event or...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Jan.07.2010
This new year come in with a sad note.  On December 31 at 7:00 P.M. our Grandmother Alfreda Plante passed away, she was a lady.  I hadn't seen my grandmother since the passing of our father in 2007.  We all know she had Altimmers and was living in a nursing home.  Since my move back home, I failed...