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October 17, 2022

Electric Company Phone Scam

Just don't give any personal information

In the event that you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from your electric company, beware! This is likely a scam, so please be careful.

There is a possibility that the caller could be claiming you owe money and trying to fool you into giving them information. Do not divulge any information to them as what they get could be used against you in another scam.

Scam Call

Last week, I got this call that I immediately knew was a scam. I gave them a fake credit card number (edited out) so I could keep him on the line as long as possible.

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October 10, 2022

iPhone 14 Pro Max Video Zoom

Demonstrating the Zoom capabilities of the new iPhone

While I was at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, I decided to demonstrate the iPhone 14 Pro Max's zoom capabilities.

From my section in the stands, I recorded some of the pregame activities across the field. The video was recorded in 4k.

In addition, you will also be able to hear how well the iPhone 14 Pro Max handles stadium sound.

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October 3, 2022

Jack LaLanne Stepper

Classic Commercials from the 1990s

This week's Media Monday includes three-minute commercials

  • Jack LaLanne Stepper - Step your way to fitness with Jack Lalanne. Cost $89.85 plus $9.95 S&H. Someone on eBay is selling it for $30 with $82.45 shipping!
  • Ray Stevens Video - A collection of Ray Stevens music videos for $19.95
  • Pet Trainer - A small device to help train your pet. (Seems to be just an electronic dog whistle )

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September 26, 2022

1990s Commercials

Some Great Commercials from the 1990s

Featured on this week's media are some commercials that I found on some VHS tapes that I have. These were from VHS recordings that were filmed in the early 1990s, so I don't know the exact dates since they were from various sources.

  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 0:09 KFC
  • 0:42 McDonalds - First Pay Check
  • 1:38 Bathroom Duck
  • 2:12 McCain - Crank up the Tunes
  • 2:45 Radio Shack - Calculators
  • 3:19 Dentyne
  • 3:53 Peter Pan Wipped Peanut Butter

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September 19, 2022

When telephone bots go wrong

Why Not Ask the Bot a Question?

I get a lot of automated phone calls. I enjoy these calls since they are fun to trick.

In this video, I am going to show you what happens if you have a telephone bot that fails! Note: As long as you don't ask any questions, the bots work fine.

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September 12, 2022

Asking for my Age

Why do they want to my age?

I keep getting calls asking my age. I decided to change it up a bit on a couple of calls I got this week.

Mondays are the days when I receive the most scam calls.

When will these people stop calling me?

What makes them think I'm 70 years old?

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September 5, 2022

Manager Letter Video

Something to think about on Labor Day

I created this video based on the "Letter to my Manager" that was going around a few years ago. There are a few good points in this video about what employees want from their job - besides good pay.

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August 29, 2022

Apple Support Call

Calling a Fake Support Number

Apple Support is one of the most reliable support services available. However, there are some scammers who are pretending to be from Apple Support. They create fake websites and try to scam people by asking for their personal information or money.

If you ever receive a call, email, or message from someone claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for your personal information, do not provide it. Instead, go directly to the official Apple website or contact Apple Support yourself to verify the legitimacy of the communication.

Apple takes security very seriously and will never ask for your personal information in order to provide support. If you think you may have been scammed by a fake website, report it immediately to apple@apple.com

Apple Call

A fake Apple site caught my attention, so I decided to give them a call.

This is how the conversation went :

He ends the call by saying, "Lovely Lisa." I have no idea what that means.

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August 22, 2022

Financial Enhancement Services

It's a student loan scam, don't fall for it

Last week I got a call from Financial Enhancement Services. They called about my student loans.

Which is great because I don't have any student loans. Yet somehow I made a request for a student loan.

Here's how that call went:

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August 15, 2022

CVS Back Pain Scam

Do not fall for these scams.

There's a new phone scam making the rounds, and this one is targeting people with back pain. A caller will pretend they are from CVS and that there is a new medicine that medicare is going to pay for.

It's all a scam. CVS is never going to call you on behalf of Medicare.

Listen in to the CVS scam call that I got last week:

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