I am furious! I was in the middle of organizing an African Dance and Drum benefit for the Haitian Health Foundation, when I began getting phone calls asking if I was okay? As far as I knew, my head was still attached, my legs were sore still from dancing, and my fingers were still flying over the keyboard; yes I was fine. Well according to a mass email (it was even sent to my ex-husband who I haven't spoken to in years) I was stranded in the UK and needed 2 grand to get home! So, now my account is hopefully frozen until Yahoo (whose customer service is far from Yahooeyish) can sort through the mess and I have no access to my sent mail or contacts. Naturally close friends and family realize this is a scam but what about the Colleges who called me asking why I had emailed them a request for money. Or worse what about the Colleges I applied to for teaching positions and they will not be able to contact me! (I am optimistic at least one of them wants to hire me).
So, I have spent the day trying to rectify this. The most frustrating issue was they changed my password and I can do nothing about eliciting my business contacts. It is a reminder that our privacy is vamoosed--poof--gone! I realize this is terribly self centered of me to be so furious when there are those in Haiti without food let alone email and contact information. So, I will leave it at that and start over. Any thoughts on this issue?
Causes Karen Devaney Supports
Eve Ensler and any organization that deals with issues supporting women and children and the advancement of their education.