Commentary

E-mail scams ‘appear to be diminishing’

The traffic for e-mail scams have diminished somewhat. Maybe the education about the criminal activity allows for common sense and results in the proper handling of dangerous attempt to have one’s hard earned money disappear before their eyes.

Radio spots warn the general public, newspapers publish articles and television reporters help spread vital information needed to better protect the old down to the very young.

Building trust among neighbors takes time and con artists hate to waste time. The personal bonds need to be established as quickly as possible.

Total strangers are handicapped somewhat. The confidence must be automatic and immediate.

One effective tactic is to assume the role of a family member or dear friend.

Look for your name in the email. Con artists may have your name and not use it, but the best bet is, if these crooks know you they will use it.

The reader reads his name between the lines even, if it is not in print. The next time you get a scamming attempt, analyze it.

Think about it. Then you can decide t he proper course of action.

10TH ANNIVERSARY— Milam County TRIAD celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday, April 17, in Milano.

The cake, half chocolate and half vanilla, was beautiful and delicious.

The food was outstanding, as was the fellowship prior to the program.

Cameron Police Chief Randy Dixon brought informative handouts and so did Dick Archer, the guest speaker. Milam County Sheriff David Greene gave closing remarks which included his awareness of seniors living alone and offered services to contact them on a regular basis.

All things were in place for an outstanding program. The crowd was sparse, however, those that did attend are appreciated very much.

County Judge David Barkemeyer, Candace Velvin, editor and publisher of The Cameron Herald, Roselee Mondrik of KMIL, and Jamie Larson, president of Milam County Retired Teachers Association, were among the distinguished guests.

The next Milam County TRIAD general membership meeting is scheduled for Crime Prevention Month in October.

Unofficially, the message to all members for the October meeting is to get up, dress up and to show up. Milam County TRIAD is for you.

The attitude of MCT’s S.A.L.T. committee members is to provide quality programs. It is the responsibility of its members to fill the chairs.

Susan Larson, S.A.L.T. committee cheerleader, reminds us that if one member benefits from these efforts, then the activity was worthwhile.

MC T is c ommit ted to t he senior citizens of Milam County. This will never change.


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