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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:

  1. Solicitors Beware!
  2. Never Give Personal Information to Strangers 
  3. Recognize Current Cyber Scam Trends
  4. Reminding Children to Stay Safe
  5. Socializing is Safe in the Forum
  6. Dealing With Strangers Hard Luck Cases

 

Solicitors Beware! 

Solicitation, spamming and scamming will not be tolerated and violators will have their membership deleted immediately.

 

Never Give Personal Information to Strangers 

  • Ignore this person and their requests, and never give them personal information.
    • Never give out personal information such as email addresses, physical home addresses, phone numbers, cell phone numbers that can receive spam texts, check numbers and check routing numbers, your bank information including the name of your bank, credit card numbers, and any other personal information and financial information that can be used for spam, scams, identity theft, and or put you in personal danger by psychopaths. 
  • If you come across such individuals, please PM or message one of your 30BaD Peacekeepers Team who can be of assistance here:

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:)

  • Too Good to Be True 
  • Too Sad to Be True
    • Person who does not know you is offering a deal of money that is too good to be true, or they are in circumstances to sad to be true.
    • This is usually accompanied immediately by a request of your personal information including your legal name, address, phone number, and bank account information.  
  • Request of email:
    • This may show up like someone who has an interest in romance or friendship.  They ask to take it private via email.
    • Your email HTML may have your IP address encoded.  A psychopath with bits of your name from the forum, your location on your page,  who has your IP address and Google, can possibly find you and your life could be in danger.
    • Your email may be used for future spam for pornographic sites and other goods and services.
    • Your email may be used to load viruses and spyware onto your computer. 
    • Your email may be used for future solicitation of frauds and scams with the most classic one in recent years being the Nigerian Scam where they claim a member of their family has died, they cannot access their bank account, and they need your bank information and a check routing number to do so.  People who have participated in these scams have lost their money, and sometimes encounter identity theft in which future theft and or crimes may be done in their name.
      • Imagine going to jail for check fraud and bank robbery when you had nothing to do with it?
  • Cell Phone Numbers:  Can be used for telemarketing spam, and texting spam with similar offers that may come via email.  The added bonus of this scam is that you are responsible to pay for the fees incurred when you receive these texts.  
  • House Addresses:  May be used to physically harass you, theft of valuables in the house, and or for identity theft purposes.
  • Phone Numbers:  Telemarketing of future spam and scams.  
  • Too Good to be True Sales and Deals:  Sale bait such as computers will be used to get your information.  Then they will ask for a check and or bank routing number.  
  • Western Union, Cashier's Check, Ebay, and or Paypal scam:  They may use a "down on their luck" story to get money from you.  Sometimes they use the sale bait tactic mentioned above.
    • They may request that you send the money first and then they will deliver the so called sale bait.  But they never deliver the promised goods. 
    • They may say something like we agreed on the sale price of $100 dollars, I will send you a check for $500, which is almost always fake, and you can send me $400 via Western Union.  Usually their check is fake, and you lose your money without much that can be done about it, and you never receive the promised sale bait goods. 
    • More information and ideas on what the current scams are and how to avoid them: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

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:

Randomly Members Suspensions

The 30 Bananas a Day Peacekeepers and Team




Disclaimer:

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. 

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only.

The medical and/or nutritional information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this Web site.

Updated August 9, 2012 By PK

 

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Comment by PK on June 12, 2014 at 9:27am

@Get RAw ⓋEGan 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.  The matter has been attended and profile deleted for spam.

Peace, PK

Comment by Get Raw Vegan on June 12, 2014 at 8:57am

I just recieved this from a Spammer 

Amran sheikh added a comment to your profile on 30 Bananas a Day!

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Good Day,
My name is Amran i saw your profile today at 30bananasaday.com i love it and also became intrested in you,i have something very vital to disclose to you but i found it difficult to express myself here since it's a public site could you please get back to me on my email address(amransheikh969@yahoo.com)
for the full details.
Have a nice day
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To reply to the comment, visit:
http://www.30bananasaday.com/profile/Amransheikh?xgsi=1#com
Comment by ednshell on April 22, 2014 at 6:01am

Had another spammer today:
My Name is judith i want to your profile today at (www.30bananasaday.com) and i love it i think we can click from their!please i will like you to email me back through my email thus;(judith38@hotmail.com) am waiting to receive your lovely reply soonest!
Yours
judith!"

Never give out your email!

Comment by ednshell on December 18, 2013 at 10:52am

Look out for Mabel Wilton, another scammer!

Comment by ednshell on March 7, 2013 at 7:13am

We just had another spammer asking for people to contact her via her email, don't do it people, read the info. above!

Comment by PK on March 23, 2012 at 6:40am

@Dreamer,

Thanks for confirming my words here.  While your 30BaD team does everything possible to keep things safe, at the end of the day, it is a public internet forum.  Most of what people have to say and ask each other can be said safely in the forum, and then if someone is harassing someone, chances are greater the 30BaD team will catch it. 

I am sorry you encountered such a psycho.  I will PM you for further details, and to see if the situation was taken care of or not. 

Harassment is a behavior that is not tolerated @BaD.  With 10k members, we cannot possibly see what each and everyone does all the time, so if any one else is having an issue, please PM a member of the 30BaD team.

Peace, PK

Comment by Dreamer on March 23, 2012 at 5:49am

May I just add how important it is that you do NOT give out any personal information or email addresses to people from forums, even 30bad. I have recently been harrassed by a member from here through emails, been called all kinds of female degrading words and been accused of really odd things which weren't true and basically this person expected me to be emailing him 24/7. Then when I talked back, he started sending out messages to people here on 30bad badmouthing me with the same lies he did in the emails to me. Beware, folks. There are psychos everywhere, even on 30 bananas a day. Don't trust anyone. 

Comment by Ayllx Kalen on December 9, 2011 at 12:01am

Good info!   I'll remember this. ;)

Comment by Great White North on December 7, 2011 at 11:19pm

Thanks PK,

I was just wondering if there was specific phishing or attacks or whatever targeting 30bad members.

Comment by PK on December 7, 2011 at 11:00pm

@WL Thank you for your kind words and applause:)

@GWN:  These are current cyber crime trends that I researched.  This is more of a heads up for our members to stay safe whether on 30BaD or elsewhere on the web. 

What I learned is that in 99% of cyber crime cases, it would not have happened if the victim had not shared their personal information.  There are so many scenarios out there, and rather than write a "blook"  about each and everyone of them, I just emphasized some general trends and warning people not to give personal information. 

Peace, PK

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