First and foremost, sending lots of prayers, love and energy to all of those people in the destruction of Irma. I cannot imagine the devastation or the heartache everyone is feeling right now.
And that’s why I have to address what’s going on right now! People are actually out there trying to scam money from people for their own pockets. NOT to send it on to really help the victims! So be very cautious where you chose to donate funds. Many, many organizations collect funds that never, ever reach the people in need. It’s called covering their administration fees, first. Fortunately, or rather, unfortunately, we have some Send Out Card families we were able to donate directly to.
Then there are the spammers out there using our email addresses, and information to extort from us through hacking huge credit card clearing houses like Equifax! And they knew about in July and now in September we are just learning of it!
We have panhandlers in our town that we have learned are banking $900 and change every day by just populating the end of the highway off ramps carrying signs about being homeless or suffering vets. Not so much, they just are too lazy to work a regular jobs. And they are available here.
And then we get a bogus collection letter about toll funds in a state we have not been in for probably 10 years. Never had a car with that license plate and since when can you register a car with just your first name and middle initial. Or register it with a public office facility, not deeded in your name.
I could spend hours on this subject, but I know you know what I’m talking about! So watch out, beware of everything, because sadly, we live in a world of spammers, and scammers.
Let’s stay our course, let’s lock arms with positive energy and love and watch them self-destruct when we no longer participate!
Passing On A Smile,