Scam watch! Scams making the rounds for this week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!

1. The RBc Royal Bank of Canada scam –
If you receive an email that is similar to the text below then you know what
to do!
Ignore it completely and delete it.
No financial institution would ever send you such an email.
Here is the text.
*****
Account Documents
Please find attached your secure documents. Please review, complete and
return completed documents
via email to RBCOffice@rbcroyalbank.com.
If you have any queries relating to the above, feel free to contact us at:
RBCOffice@rbcroyalbank.com .
This e-mail is confidential. It may also be legally privileged. If you are
not the addressee you may not
copy, forward, disclose or use any part of it. If you have received this
message in error, please delete it
and all copies from your system and notify the sender immediately by return
e-mail. Internet
communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely. The sender does not accept
liability for any errors or
omissions.

2. the one & one scam –
This email is once again making the rounds but we can tell you that it is
nothing but a scam.
The text is pasted below.
Simply delete this email!
Here is the text.
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Dear Customer,
Due to recent upgrade in our server we request all
customer to verify there account.
Verify Now
Thank you for being a loyal customer.
I hope that you enjoy using your 1&1 domain and
all that 1&1 Web mail has to offer.
Sincerely,
Sebastian Gonzalez
Head of Customer Service

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Meet the Blindfold Dominoes app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Blindfold Dominoes app
(Free with In- App Purchases)

And whoever said that the game of dominoes could not be played on your i
device? No? Wrong! Now it can certainly be played and you know what?
Lots of fun is just waiting for you to grab it!

Blindfold Dominoes is a fully accessible Dominoes tile game for
both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

Blindfold Dominoes comes with a blocking game, where you and up to 3
computer opponents each place a
matching domino on the table until one player runs out of tiles, or no one
can move. The winner gets the points
of the losing players tiles.

You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is
spoken and how quickly it is spoken,
how many sound effects are used amongst other things. And you can
post your high scores to Twitter or Facebook.

Read Blindfold Dominoes’ AppleVis iOS App
Directory entry for more information
Visit Blindfold Dominoes’ page on the App
Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindfold-dominoes/id1028906591?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Just go out there now and visit your friendly app store!

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Can one be too young to be an entrepreneur?

Hi there! I am pleased to bring you two weekly features:
In the end zone with the entrepreneur and
Scam Alerts.
You can listen to these two features plus more by visiting and downloading
my weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com as well as going to iTunes.
Enjoy!
Donna J. Jodhan

In the end zone with the entrepreneur
Can one be too young to be an entrepreneur?
Absolutely not!

From the child who decides to have a lemonade stand to the one who does baby
sitting and from the one who helps seniors to cross the street to the one
delivering newspapers! All of these initiatives can be considered to be
entrepreneurial ventures.

I believe that you would be absolutely amazed to know how eager and willing
our kids are to become entrepreneurs in their own right and way. It could
start as a volunteer venture; the help of seniors to cross the street or
from the little one who simply wants to sell lemonade on a hot summer’s day.

So much satisfaction could be derived from seeing your kids become little
entrepreneurs and think of the huge smiles on their faces when they achieve
success as they see it.

It is never a bad idea to instill entrepreneurship into your kids and they
are never too young to start.
From the little boy who decides to catch birds and then sell them.
The little girl who makes jewelry from those jewelry kits and then sells
them to her peers.
The little one who offers their services to help an elderly person with
their groceries.
The one who cat or dog sits.
The one who helps adults in their gardens.
The one who walks dogs.
Tons of examples for you to consider.

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A scam alert
You are being invoiced

This alert is for those who buy and sell products and services on the
Internet.
You receive an email telling you that you need to take care of an invoice
and if you do not recognize the sender, then please delete.

Or if you are very sure that you do not need to take care of payment for any
invoice, then you need to delete this email as quickly as you can.

If you make the mistake to reply then you have just compromised your email
and then the trouble starts. How could this be? Very simple!

If you reply to this email to let them know that they have the wrong person,
they will simply use your email address to start doing research on you. You
would be amazed to know what results the Internet can yield when it comes
to giving out info on you based on your email.

Another path for these so-called hackers and scammers to use would be to now
take your email address and to start sending you emails that are loaded with
attachments that can potentially cause great damage to your system.

Until next week then!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan

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Scam watch! The latest scams of the week

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!

1. The EMI Bennett scam –
Well, here is a very interesting email scam for this week.
You will probably receive this email asking you to read the attached.
No! No! Do not even think of it!
Do not read this attachment because if you do it is more than likely that
something unexpected will befall your hard drive!
If you make the mistake to download and read then here is where the sender
will have a field day with your hardware!
Here is the text of the email.
*****
See the transaction report attached.
Doc Access Key: TnDO2HY
Kind regards
Emi Bennett

2. The microsoft scam –
This scam is no stranger to us as it has been around for too many years.
It comes in the form of a phone call with someone offering to update your
Microsoft software.
Yes, it’s a scam and simply hang up on this scammer!

3. the Google scam –
This is yet another scam that will come to you in the form of a phone call.
It is someone asking you to update your physical street address.
If you make the mistake to do this then you have just given away a piece of
your info to a scammer and now they are going to use this to start creeping
into your private details.
Justhang up your phone and continue with your day.

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The problem with finding accessible support

Greetings! I’m Scott Savoy; managing editor at www.sterlingcreations.ca and
I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
today Donna J. Jodhan talks about the difficulty of finding accessible
support.
I wish you a great weekend.

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The problem with finding accessible support

The problem is this. If you approach any company and ask them to put you in
touch with staff who can assist with providing accessible support, you will
probably end up being extremely frustrated and disappointed.

What do I mean when I say accessible support? This may or may not be the
correct terminology but here is my explanation.

To me, accessible support means that when I interact with any technician or
customer service rep, I hope or expect them to be able to work with me as
follows:
To understand how access technology interacts with mainstream hardware and
software that is installed on my hardware.
To understand how I as someone who is visually impaired navigate and
interact with websites.
To understand how I interact with my i devices.

This may sound demanding and daunting but I truly believe that any good
technician or customer service rep would be able to understand and if they
are not familiar that they have the necessary research skills to help them
learn, understand, and assist. Too many companies carelessly claim that
they can provide accessible support but in reality this is sadly not the
case.

We see evidence of this on an almost daily basis when companies ask
employees to use new software and guess what? The software fails miserably
when it comes to enabling persons with vision impairments to do their jobs
adequately. Then there is the case where employees who are visually
impaired are unable to access websites because said websites have not been
either developed or retrofitted to include accessibility.

Then the problem mushrooms dramatically when these employees go in search of
those within their companies to help them and alas! There is no one with
any sort of skill or expertise to provide said accessible support. This is
the sobering reality and add to this when I as an external customer tries to
find similar types of support.

How can this be solved? I do not believe that it is as difficult as people
may think. What we need is some sort of partnership between the mainstream
technicians and users with disabilities. I do not believe that this is an
unreasonable request.

This is food for thought and I am hoping that someone out there will read my
editorial and write to me with their suggestions and ideas.

You can contact me by writing to me at info@sterlingcreations.ca and I’ll
respond to you.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca and I would
be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. Or
you can view all of our newsletters at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com.
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Meet the Blackjack app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Blackjack app

Now it is possible for one to enjoy the game of Blackjack through their i
device. Up until now, it was just a mere dream but presto! It is now a
huge reality.

Blackjack Free! (Free; offers in-app purchases)
Blackjack, also known as 21, the card game found in casinos all over the
world can now be experienced on your iOS Device.
And, what’s even better is that it’s from the same developers as Dice World
who once again have pulled all the cards out to ensure that their newest
game is 100% accessible with VoiceOver.
It is so close at hand. All you need to do is to visit your app store and
download. From hereon in it is now up to you to enjoy endless hours of pure
pleasure.

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Can moms be entrepreneurs?

Hi there! I am pleased to bring you two weekly features:
In the end zone with the entrepreneur and
Scam Alerts.
You can listen to these two features plus more by visiting and downloading
my weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com as well as going to iTunes.
Enjoy!
Donna J. Jodhan

In the end zone with the entrepreneur
Can moms be entrepreneurs?

Sure and why not?

We know that as a general rule of thumb, moms are probably one of the
busiest persons in our society and this is not about to change anytime soon.
It has been like this ever since I could remember!

Moms are the ones who look after the household. They prepare the meals,
take the kids to soccer and hockey practice, they make sure that dads stay
on track, and so much more! Now, you are probably wondering where could
they possibly have time to engage in entrepreneurial ventures?

My suggestion for today! They can definitely do it and become successful
entrepreneurs but there are a few things that they would need to keep in
mind and here are my suggestions to you budding entrepreneurial moms.

Make sure you have enough time to devote to your venture. That is, that you
have enough time left over after you have completed your family commitments.

Make sure you choose something that is easy to sell. That is, you do not
have to spend too much time selling difficult goods and services to your
customers. Keep it simple. Sell products that you are sure that you can
sell.

Make sure that it does not conflict with your family and home. That is, you
can achieve an acceptable balance between home and entrepreneurship.

It is important to ensure that there is enough time to live in both worlds;
as mom and as a successful entrepreneur.

The essence of success for any entrepreneurial mom is to ensure that the
time commitments remain in tact. So plan, plan, and plan! Execute only
after you are sure that it can be done without having to give up one for the
other.

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A scam alert
You have been left in someone’s will

If you receive an email telling you that you have been left in someone’s
will;
Someone’s name that you do not recognize;
Just simply delete this email.
It may appear to you as being very real and you may want to investigate
further
but do not do so.
If you make the mistake to reply, then guess what?
Your email address will be captured and the rest is now history.

Just take a moment to think of it! You get an email out of the blue from
someone telling you that you have been left a large sum of money by someone
that you do not even know let alone that you have never even met! In the
general scheme of good luck; can this really be expected to be true? Not
really!

These emails are meant to grab your attention and get you to make that wee
slip to respond and then bingo! You have just opened wide your virtual door
to the one lurking out there just waiting to pounce. These emails usually
originate from either Europe or Africa. So just be aware.

Until next week then!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan

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Our weekly scam watch! See why they are scams!

Hello everyone and we at the business desk are introducing a new feature to
help you become more aware of those nasty scams making the rounds.
This is going to be a weekly feature and we hope that you take advantage of
our info as it will help you to stay out of the way of scams and scammers!

1. the rediculous Apple Inc email scam –
Now; we are going to paste an email that we received supposedly from Apple
Inc and we can assure you that this is a scam.
Just read and you’ll quickly see for yourself.
As a matter of fact; we have received several of these ridiculous emails!
*****
Apple Inc.
Hello,
We inform you that your ID expires in less than 48 hours.
It is imperative to conduct an audit of your information is present,
otherwise
your ID will be destroyed.
Just click the link below and log in to verify your account information.

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Balancing the benefits

Greetings! I’mChristian Robicheau; assistant editor at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca and I hope that everyone is enjoying this
great February weekend.
Today, I am delighted to share our president’s editorial and for today Donna
J. Jodhan talks about balancing the benefits.
I wish you a great day.

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Balancing the benefits
By Donna J. Jodhan

Too often we are called upon to balance the benefits when a decision needs
to be made and it does not matter what type of decision it is; big, small,
or somewhere in between.
It almost always comes down to balancing the benefits. For example:

The benefits of going versus staying.
The benefits of stepping down versus continuing on.
The benefits of merging versus not merging.
The benefits of moving versus staying put.
The benefits of collaborating versus maintaining the status quo.

benefits could be personal. They could be for others versus you the person.
They could be for the family versus the individual. They could be almost
anything.

Just my two cents worth for today.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific weekend.

To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca and I would
be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. Or
you can view all of our newsletters at
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/newsletter.html

Here is a complete list of where you can view Donna’s blogs and editorials.
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly features on how to increase your success with your business ventures
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly articles and editorials on issues about accessibility
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog
Learn more about Author Donna Jodhan and her campaign against bullying at
www.jodhanmysterybook.club
Now you can enjoy Donna’s detective DJ crime crushers Series by visiting
http://www.donnajodhan.com

And now her weekly podcast at www.takeanother5.com.
From recipes to apps, and from 5 minutes mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs
and alerts on the latest scams
Available for download from iTunes and Google music play.

You can follow me on twitter @accessibleworld
and chat with me on Skype at habsfan0526.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan

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Meet the Blindfold Video Poker app

If you are in the market for something to help you save time while at the
same time pop a problem; then you have come to the right place.
Below, you will find something to help you just do that and if you would
like to learn more then visit us at www.takeanother5.com!
Follow us on Twitter @accessibleworld and like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/donnajodhan

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Meet the Blindfold Video Poker app

And who says that it is not possible for a blind person to enjoy the fun and
excitement of poker? You say no! And we say not so! It is definitely
possible and Apple has made it a dream come true.

Blindfold Video Poker (Free; offers in-app purchases)
Created by the authors of Blindfold Racer, Blindfold Blackjack and Blindfold
Solitaire, this game is designed for rapid audio play and is fully
accessible without need of VoiceOver.

You can now download Blindfold Video Poker from the App Store and from there
on in it is all up to you. So why not go out there and expand and extend
your fun time?

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