Catfish… and other fairy tales

I’ve seen many disaster stories on the subject of “catfish”. No, not the kind at the end of your cane pole or even the ones in the fishing pond. The only thing that IS fishy is the awful way people are duped.

Yes I have had men (always widowed with at least one child!) try to friend me in Facebook. I have even gotten phone calls telling me that I have a lump sum coming to me from the government. I wonder just who the government is. Because I know that if it is the American government I can tell you they would NOT have to call to get my information they know it already – most of it they gave me in the first place. I must admit the accent gives it away as some where South of the North Pole. (HA! HA!).

Remember Halloween? Back when you knew the Prince would turn out to be just a horny toad. I OF COURSE wore many costumes. None of them made me anything other than a kid looking for candy, a twenty (or thirty?!) someone looking for drinks and maybe a kiss or two.

 

I just watched a man who was older but still good looking (I am old not dead!). His daughters took him onto the Dr. Phil (who else?!) because he had burned over half a million (MILLION DOLLARS!!)

He had sent it to a lady who needed help. People I NEED help but no one is giving me HALF A MILLION $!! OK, my family and friends have been there in my time of need. I just wonder if this man’s daughters felt so strongly about it, why didn’t they do something before it got to this point. Instead this man is taken for most of his kids inheritance. YEP, NOW we know why they were on Dr. Phil.

I guess the one thing I just want to say is that the internet that started out as a fun, business  and some times entertaining has morphed into Halloween. All the time all the channels. Be cautious, be prepared an NEVER NEVER EVER give out your banking information.

But WOMEN and MEN you deserve better. No one should have to pay for affection. Get a pet, there are plenty ready to be your friend. Join a club, START a club, start a blog. It keeps me of the streets… HA! HA!

Kids young and old – take care to make sure your parents, grandparents even your KIDS know about rules to keep them safe. I have had to go to criteria on accepting new Facebook friends.

  • If we don’t have at least 5 friends in common,
  • If they have set up a Facebook page only in the last 6 months,
  • If the only pictures of them are alone. They get deleted!!

Remember when we were kids and we had the “Rules of Halloween”?

  • Never take any unwrapped candy.
  • NO APPLES (I know urban myth but still!)
  • If there isn’t a porch light on don’t knock

There were even houses that showed a cut out hand in the window that meant that in any emergency you could count on being safe. I know I am old enough to remember the helping hands.

Be safe. Make sure your friends stay safe.

I guess that the internet has become “HALLOWEEN” all year long. Remember no unwrapped friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids young and old – take care to make sure your parents, grandparents even your KIDS know about rules to keep them safe. I have had to go to criteria on accepting new Facebook friends. If they don’t have at least 5 friends in common, If they have set up a Facebook page only in the last 6 months, if the only pictures of them are alone. They get deleted!!

Remember when we were kids and we had the “Rules of Halloween”?

Never take any unwrapped candy.

NO APPLES (I know urban myth but still!)

If there isn’t a porch light on don’t knock

There were even houses that showed a cut out hand in the window that meant that in any emergency you could count on being safe. I know I am old enough to remember the helping hands.

Be safe. Make sure your friends stay safe. Never let your kids on your computer.

I guess that the internet has become “HALLOWEEN” all year long. Remember no unwrapped friends!

 

 

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