Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Attn: Lasik Vision Institute

To: Those In Charge at the Lasik Vision Institute

Dear Sir or Ms,

If you think that spamming me is a good way to gain clientele, think again. I most assuredly will never come near you after finding this in my email.

Way to go!

And to you, Dear Reader.. you do know that the paperclip “attachment” there is a fersher danger sign, right?

Let’s be safe out there, folks, Exercise some “paranoid common sense” when online, won’t you? (Because it’s not paranoid when they are out to get you. That paperclip attachment is a form asking for personal information, so rubes and marks can volunteer up their “identities” – in the hopes of gaining employment..)
Don’t become a victim. Remember the Email Golden Rule. If you don’t recognize the Sender? Don’t open it.

Today’s quote:You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” ~ Charles C. Noble

Today’s word: “mark”

noun. A person identified as an easy target, or “sucker”. A mark is always the short end of a joke or scam, and is never let in on whats going on. A mark is usually being cheated out of money. It’s origin is from old English traveling carnivals from the late 1800s to early 1900s, where workers would refer to people paying to see their made up shows and games a “mark”. not from urban gangsters like most people think. Mark is also the origin to the term “smark” or “smart mark” which is a person who knows he/she is being scammed.

(And for “rube”, click here.)

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February 22, 2012 Posted by | computers | 4 Comments