Sunday, September 24, 2006


There are many ways con artists are able to access your banking information, but the most popular way of getting your banking information believe it or not is through you. The most popular form is by having scam artists pose over the phone as a ligit company asking for your banking information so they can receive payment for there services. Under no circumstances should you ever give out this information no matter what. I repeat NEVER even if the other person on the phone states they are from your bank branch. The only time you ever should give out this information is in person at your own bank branch. If anyone asks for this information any place else do not give out any information, no matter who they say they are.

Monday, September 18, 2006


This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it all first)

1) New York City has 11 letters

2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.

3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in1993) has 11 letters.

4) George W Bush has 11 letters. This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:

5) New York is the 11th state.

6) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.

7) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11

8) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11

9) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 =11

10) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 +1 + 1 = 11

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:

11) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 +5 + 4 = 11

12) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 =11

13) The Madridbombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11

14) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is theEagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran,unconvinced about all of this Still ..?!

Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on end: Open Microsoft Word and do the following:

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers

2. Highlight the Q33 NY.

3. Change the font size to 48.

4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

What do you think now?!!

Monday, September 11, 2006


In todays day and age scan artists have many avenues of contacting you. There is a new scan thats out that goes like this. You get a phone call from someone stating that if you don't put money into a certain account the person they are holding hostage will be killed. How they got your number is unknown to cell phone companies but some companies are changing phone numbers free of charge to people who are victims of this scam. It's the same with email, every time I open it I get an email in my bulk folder from so called eBay, PayPal that my account is suspended or I have an email from the daughter of the late joe blow in Africa that needs help transfering her cash so the government doesn't steal it. I think this week alone a have won 1 billion dollars in online lotteries. Here's a tip, if it sounds to good to be true it usually is. With emails from Paypal they address you by your account name. Fake emails will address you in general terms such as "Dear PayPal Member" The best thing to do is go to the source like PayPal report the problem and they will help you with any questions you have. Like the old saying goes "Knowledge is power"

In todays day an age there is a huge potential for scam artists to work there stuff on innocent victims not expecting anything. There is a new scam out where you get a phone call on your cell and if you dont transfer money into someones account the person they are holding hostage will be killed. How they got the phone numbers is still unknown but cell phone companies are offering free change of phone numbers if you are a victim of this. By the way there is no hostage. It the same with email, every time I open my email there is an email in my bulk folder from so called PayPal, eBay, someone from Africa who is the late living relative of god knows who, who needs to transfer money over so it's not taken from the dirty government that runs the country. I also love the online lotteries, I think I have won over 10 billion dollars this week alone. Believe it or not some people fall for this stuff, it may sound stupid for people to believe in these scams, but people do and I am not saying it's you but if it is, it's time to educate yourself. Lets say you get an email from your PayPal account stating you need to update your information, or there is usual activity in your account. Paypal only addresses there customers by there account name, scam artists will address you in a general way, not using your name, this should give you an indication that its a fake email from PayPal. The best way to educate yourself is to go directly to the source such as PayPal or eBay and ask them questions. Like the old saying goes "knowledge is power".

Monday, September 04, 2006


In life to be successful at anything you need to have a well defined plan, follow it and have a back up plan in case plan A fails. This is one of the secrets that successful people use to reaching there goals. If plan A is unsuccessful they dont quit, they go straight to plan B. They realize that something was missing in plan A's equation and try something different in plan B. The same theory holds true in your self defense plan. If plan A isnt working go to plan B. This helps give you the mindset that anything is possible to achieve, you just need to have the right plan in place to becoming successful. For most people when something doesn't go right the first time around they automatically give up, figuring it wasn't meant to be. That is the last attitude you should have in a self defense situation, especially if you are locked inside a trunk of a car or tied up in a room some where. You need to keep your fighting spirit alive inside of you.

For Henry Ford said it best " Wether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"


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