30BaD FADs: Frequently Added Discussions
What does the 30BaD team do about our safety?
What can 30BaD Members do to stay safe?
Things we can do to stay safe here @30BaD and on the net include:
Solicitation, spamming and scamming will not be tolerated and violators will have their membership deleted immediately.
Never Give Personal Information to Strangers
Recognize Current Cyber Scam Trends
In researching this, it was found that 99% of the time, the cyber crime would not have happened if the victim would not have shared their personal and financial information. Although some general examples have been shared, the best bet is to never share personal information with a stranger no matter what kind of sheep's clothing the request comes in:)
Reminding Children to Stay Safe
Educating children in avoiding internet predators of all kinds,and the tricks they use to get personal information is important.
Socializing is Safe in the Forum
Most HCRV lifestyle questions can be answered in the forum and or via PM in complete safety and anonymity. If someone you do not know is asking for your personal information and financial information, this should be a big red flag. Please do not acknowledge them and or share your information.
If in case you do form a long term good friendship or budding romance, it is hoped that discretion and observation for months at a time is used. Try to meet this person in a public place before inviting them home.
Dealing With Strangers Hard Luck Cases
If someone is in financial trouble, encourage them to seek help from their local agencies, churches and religious organizations, local charities, get a job, sell stuff, help a farmer with harvest, forage, or dumpster dive if sanitary. Some so called hard luck cases are actually scams to get free money and or your personal information for future theft and scams.
In general, solicitors, scammers and spammers are just phishing for information to be used in their future scams. Just like a hook is harmless to a fish until unless it bites, the same is usually the case with scammers and spammers. If you do not bite the hook and take the bait, most probably nothing will happen.
These are just safety and common sense protocols to keep in mind, but do not take stress and tension, and please continue to enjoy your visits and have fun.
Of further interest might be what your team does to keep things running smoothly:
The 30 Bananas a Day Peacekeepers and Team
The 30 Bananas a Day team does everything possible to stop spammers and scammers from getting through the membership process. Occasionally one does get through, but our members are still safe as long as they do not acknowledge the scammer or spammer and give out personal information to the spammer and scammer. Please inform a member of the 30BaD team if you encounter such an individual. 30BaD cannot be held responsible for members who should choose to give out their personal information to scammers and spammers and other unknown strangers, predators, and perpetrators.
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Updated August 9, 2012 By PK