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ATTORNEY’S ADVICE – NO CHARGE
Not A Joke!! Even If you dislike attorneys… You will love them for these tips.
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put ‘PHOTO ID REQUIRED.’
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the ‘For’ line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won’t have access to it.
3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do no t have a PO Box, use your work address.Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.
4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc.. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel.. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.
I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud that’s committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.
Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.
But here’s some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
6. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here’s what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)
7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number.. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit..
By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has be en done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in).. It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..
Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271
We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.
If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.
Posted on December 18th, 2009 3 comments
With a little help from Factacular, We compiled this list of famous pairs, in preparation of the potential arrival of two pugs we might be getting tomorrow.
Abbott and Costello
Ben and Jerry
Cheech and Chong
Bill and Ted
Black and Decker
Ernie and Bert
Gilbert and Sullivan
Hall and Oates
Lenny and Squiggy
Lewis and Clark
Mario and Luigi
Ren and Stimpy
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Romulus and Remus
Siegfried and Roy
Siskel and Ebert
Starsky and Hutch
Tom and Jerry
Simon and Garfunkel
Wallace and Gromit
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Posted on November 25th, 2009 No comments
This is the best and most succinct guideline for participating in open-source software I’ve ever read.
Posted on November 7th, 2009 No comments
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I was just reading about how to write PHP scripts specifically for the command line.
points of interest:
- php -r ‘print_r(get_defined_constants());’
The latest Mac update, Snow Leopard, comes with pre-bundled with Apache 2.2, and PHP 5.3.
Here’s what I did to enable it and start making websites.
- Turning on Apache
To do this go to System Preferences -> click the checkbox by Web Sharing
- To check your Apache install
You might like this post about how to create a quick document for testing.
- Editing Apache Virtual Hosts
Paul Kukiel shares how to
- Turning on PHP
- Loading MySQL
Before you rebuild MySQL, double check your processor speed. If you upgraded to Snow Leopard from an older install on an older PPC or Intel Mac, be sure to know which processor type you need to build MySQL for. These instructions are for my Generation 5 Macbook Pro, not one of the brand new 64-bit models. Download the installer from MySQL.com. Then follow this post that shows how to build MySQL from source.
- Loading phpMyAdmin
- Using Terminal
Apple, I love you. Your overpriced computers are so well crafted. I don’t mind (over) paying you guys every few years for a new system. My MacBook Pro serves me well.
1) My Systems
Let me store my info. I’m running in Bootcamp right now and there is no ‘About This Mac’. Dell.com has a nice Manage my systems admin panel.
2) Login and Session?
Why not let me login right on the home page? I have to find a buried link on the support page to reset my Apple ID, get to the forums… put an optional website widget everywhere that tracks my forum posts, alerts me of updates.
3) Let me edit my iTunes playlist?
Sure would be nice to be able to add songs I have streaming on a radio station, running in Safari on Bootcamp, or from my iPhone.
4) Google voice/wave type interface?