Friday, July 27, 2007

Let no one deceive you

It would be nice to think that the Internet was a safe place all the time, but that would be foolishness. Don't simply reply to emails when asked for personal information - especially financial or other sensitive information and got yourself into trouble.

You should always check the source and make sure it's trustworthy. Let's not be another online victim.

Besides, there are many reported cases that PEOPLE LIE ONLINE. There is a lot of gender-switching in Cyberspace. Why? Well, could it be because many can hide behind the safety of their computer screens thinking that they can draw more attention to themselves?

Below are good quotes that can make one wise.

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." - Buddha

"True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere."

Do you feel a bit uneasy visiting blogs or sites that don't have the author name or photos?

Photo by XŤЯΣΛМ i taken from this source

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La Chanson de Phoenix said...

I love how you post this after your faith article!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

Very nice!

It took me a long time to learn that one cannot trust anyone! (sigh).

It is good to be trusting as it is balanced with listening to our heart and mind...

thanks for this Sam,


Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for giving me your feedback. I really appreciate it.

Sometimes, it is a bit difficult to distinguish between faith and trust. Faith doesn't rely on proof. We can only have faith in God and ourselves. To fully trust others takes time. "Trust is like a thin thread. Once you break it, it is ALMOST impossible to put it together again."

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

I like the way you put forth the idea of trusting by balanced it with listening to our heart and mind. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Best Wishes

J@n!ce said...

I wrote a long comment here actually, but system HANG & ....errrr....sigh !!

Its kind of scary to comment in blogs that do not have a profile. You don't even know if you are conversing with a f or m. Luckily for my blog is FULL of PICTURES & at one glance you know it is a friendly one....*blush* :) :) :)

dani said...

excellence tip.. i hope i won't be tricked into this kind of scam.. i wonder why some people still fall into their trap

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,
Sorry that your system HANG and you have to retype everything. Well that means, I have lost your great long comment. Now this comment must be much much shorter - right? :-(

Well, you are great! .. making the effort to type again. Thanks.

I totally agree with you, it is kind of funny to comment in blogs that do not have a profile. It is difficult to address the comment to no one. I always look out for the author's name of those blogs that I visit first whenever I would like to post a comment.

Indeed, your blog is full of pictures and you are very friendly.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Dani,
Thanks! I'm glad this post is useful to you.

I think most people got tricked because they are not aware about this. Scammers are coming up with more and more new tricks. There was one e-mail I received that I thought was really from paypal till after I have spent some time verifying it. The scammer are really becoming more techno-savvy.

Best Wishes

JesseTheCat said...

Scammers and liars are rife on the net, sometimes I myself forget his, and then I read something that reminds me to be a bit more cautious, such as this post of yours.We are all at risk of those who deceive others and should not become too complacent, or give out too much info, as I have sometimes done.Its not a good thought knowing that there are certain types who actually sit and plan various methods of scamming the ordinary guy, but its a reality ! Thanks for the reminder, Sam !! :)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,
There is a widespread of scammers and liars on the net. Only when more people are aware how the tricks of scammers, less people will become the victim.

It is good to educate one another about this kind of stuff.

Best Wishes