Here we are again, past the “it's going down by this date” date and there are several that have almost run out of breath it seems from calling it so much. We've seen a dramatic change of style from some in how they approach what they say anymore and several have just learned their lessons (it seems) and moved on.
You need to understand that everyone who posts on these boards are not posting in your best interest. As we've seen from prime examples of some getting their dinar taken or paid out for dinar they never received. For most of us living in rural areas our tendency is to trust too much and while it is both an admirable and honorable trait, there are times we need to be more cautious.
I'm not gonna get on the big security bandwagon and start shouting about all the things you MUST do to protect yourselves. In my opinion again, that depends on your future plans and where you will be. But like we have seen on the boards, even among good friends, there are thieves among us. Common sense will go a long way in helping you protect yourselves and families as things move forward now and post rv.
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What are you doing now to protect yourself? Simple things like cleaning up emails, preparing for new contact information online, deciding what presence you will have both online and locally will go a long way in protecting your family now and in the future.
Here's something to consider for those with kids in particular. Have you checked their facebooks? What information do they have posted? Phone numbers, email address, physical address, work locations... all of these could compromise their safety. Be sure to begin now cleaning up this information as you prepare for security concerns.
Do you have plans to change your phone numbers or email addresses? Who will you share those with? There are a number of things to consider and you might even want to consider the uses of a “burner” phone (one time payphones from a retailer like walmart) if you are heavily concerned about security issues.
I don't say this to worry anyone but merely to make you think about things that perhaps you are not familiar with or haven't discussed with your family. We've all seen the laundry lists of ideal security things we are supposed to take care of and while for where I live much of that is overkill you do need to be aware that when you are connected to digital networks, thieves don't have to live in your neighborhood to break in.
While I realize that some ppl don't have the technical expertise to understand all the vulnerabilities that they may face, if you just look around and consider what opportunities might be a way for someone to “hack” into your lifestyle you can at least understand where to seek help in resolving those things. Sadly, I guess I'm saying “think like a thief” for a moment and determine how you'd “break” into your own life.
I don't like to tread the path of conspiracy theorist but realistically it doesn't require a conspiracy for ppl to drive by your new house or see you in your new car to realize there is a sudden influx of cash. And ppl who “plan” for taking others money tend to gravitate toward those newly discovered opportunities whether it be through new “friendships” or blatant theft and robbery.
Many have plans to share their wealth with others through many different avenues. Remember “HOW” you share is as important as what you share. And I refer to this in a couple of different ways. First, you need to understand what amounts you share and when. By this I mean you could share an amount of money in such a way that could cause problems for a nonprofit organization. And secondly, don't get caught walking around with a lot of cash to “donate”, make sure you control the environment when especially dealing with cash.
So you want a black credit card? Why? Status or need? Will you be purchasing large ticket items that require you to carry this around all the time? My son, during a conversation the other day, expressed a “need” for a black card post rv.
The conversation quickly discovered that this was clearly about status (after all when your 21 that is important) and we discussed the dangers in that.
With unlimited purchasing power comes unlimited theft possibilities and the understanding quickly came that this wasn't the best idea for his “needs”.