Society is manipulated by Google and Facebook

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it.
The Creepy Line is a title culled from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”

The Creepy Line takes the conversation about data privacy and control further than ever before by examining what Google and Facebook do once they control a user’s data. Not only is this data sold to the highest bidder, but it is used it to mold, massage, and manipulate the public consciousness while influencing opinion on a vast scale – all with the goal of transforming society to fit their worldview.

Warning! – Microsoft One Drive

Microsoft One Drive is not your friend. Once activated, It will hijack all your documents and pictures and music. When it runs out of the free 5g space, it will limit your ability to view your files. It is very hard to restrain or disable. I have done a "restart" to windows 10 so I could disable it on the first login. Use "Task Manager" to disable One Drive on first setup of Windows 10. You can always activate it later if you wish…  NOT!

Google Drive is much friendlier.and it will not affect how Windows works.

Need more LOVE

With all the bad political behavior, the world needs a little more Love!

Telemarketing calls could be Eliminated!

Do you get a 100 telemarketing call per day?  Does your Caller-ID show a local phone number, but the caller is foreign? This is called “Spoofing” and it can be stopped by your network provider. They have little interest in correcting this problem because it will cost money.

The Federal Government could protect us all from Telemarketers, spam, and spoofing by enacting laws to direct providers to filter and correct these issues. China filters and protects their citizens from the World Wide Web threats (and Google, lol); the technology is there to protect us too. Congress is simply too focused on By-partisan fighting to allow time for real governing.

I would say call your Congressman, but the national media networks now determine public opinion.  So, go to social media and your local news channels to influence public opinion and thus pressure Congress to make changes.

Windows 7 no longer supported?

Now that Windows 7 is reaching the end of its life and will no longer be supported by MicroSoft, it is time to make a decision about that older laptop / desktop. Many computers still have years of life left in them and can be upgraded to Windows 10 without paying MicroSoft for a license. Call Computer First and we will help you decide to upgrade or purchase new equipment.

You still have some time; Windows 7 will continue to work after the Nov./ Dec. 2019 end date.

How Did “Antivirus Pro” Infect My PC?

How Did “Antivirus Pro” Infect My PC? There's actually a number of ways this annoying/dangerous little bugger got on to your PC, but the most common, is from downloading & sharing music from torrent related websites, or visiting other sites that ask you to install javascripts to watch certain videos etc. Plainly put, Spyware creators are smart and its a hard job to defend yourself at all times.

Antivirus Pro is a fake antivirus program (rogue antispyware software). Antivirus Pro 201X uses system warnings and alerts, pop-ups, false scan results in order to trick you into buying the software. The scareware does not offer any protection to computer! Once Antivirus Pro 201X installed, it will automatically start every time Windows is started. Once running, Antivirus Pro 201X will scan your computer and display false scan results that state the PC is infected with a lot of Trojans and viruses. All these scan results are fake! These infections do not exist on your computer, so you can safely gnore them. Call Computer First Onsite 812-282-6440 


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Angie’s List, Are they really working for you?

Angie's List is real not looking out for consumers; you have to follow the money… I purchased a membership into Angie’s List several years ago for ½ price. I wanted to see how they worked. I wrote my own company, Computer First, a wonderful review through my personal membership. My company began getting calls and Emails from Angie’s List to join their group of premier contractors for $200 per year. They are getting money from both customers and contractors! Holy Cow, what a scam; that is better than the BBB which only collects money from businesses! Additionally, my membership was $20 per year and business membership was $200 per year. Who does Angie’s List really protect? I would protect the $200 not the $20. LOL

Imposter Scams

Some 348,000 people reported impostors, 19 percent suffered a financial loss.

Impostor scams were again the top fraud in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which has detailed the 2.7 million complaints the agency received from consumers last year.

Although the total number of complaints decreased from nearly 3 million in 2016, consumers reported losing $905 million, an increase of $63 million from 2016.

In terms of age, younger people were fleeced more often but, when successfully scammed, older people lost more money.

Among those ages 20 to 29, 40 percent reported losing money to fraud; the rate for those 70 and above was 18 percent. But when the thieves were successful, the typical amount of loss depended greatly on one’s age. The older you were, the more you lost.

For those 20-29, the median loss was $400. The comparable figures were $621 for those 70 to 79 and $1,092 for those 80 and above.

Some 348,000 people reported about impostors, with 19 percent saying they suffered a financial loss. After impostors, the top categories in order of number of reports were phone and mobile services (150,000); prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries (143,000); shop-at-home and catalog sales (126,000); internet services (45,000); foreign money offers and counterfeit checks (32,000); travel, vacation and time-shares (22,000); business and job opportunities (19,000); advance payments for credit (18,000); and health care (10,000).

The top states per capita for fraud reports were Florida, Georgia and Nevada.

You can find out the FTC’s fraud report in detail at its website.

Can you spot an impostor?

85% of adults are confident they can, according to a recent AARP survey. But the majority of the survey participants then flunked an “Impostor IQ” quiz that measures the ability to spot a liar.

Welcome to what experts call the illusion of invulnerability — the belief that frauds happen to others but not you. Overconfidence in your ability to spot bad guys is a dangerous thing. Impostor fraud is among the fastest-growing scam types precisely because so many of us think we are immune to it.

To help, here is a small sampling of actual impostor scams now playing out across America. The take- away? Never accept a pitch or give any information to a stranger — on the phone, in person or over the internet — without first independently verifying that it’s legitimate.

The jury duty manager: “Hi, I’m calling from the courthouse, and you missed jury duty. Pay $400 or go to prison.” puppy breeder: “As a dog lover, you should know we just got a beautiful litter of purebred golden retriever puppies. Just $200 each!” utility company: “We will be shutting off your electricity in 24 hours if you don’t pay the past-due amount on your bill immediately.”

 Learn more about: Utility imposter scams government clerk: “You have unclaimed property with our state. Simply pay this fee, and we will release it to you.” ticket seller: “As an affiliate of a major ticket vendor, we can get you seats for your dream concert for a discount, if you act quickly.” bank verifier: “There’s a data problem with your checking account. Please verify this information so we can confirm things and fix the error.” big-winner announcer: “I’m from the Canadian lottery, and you have won $1 million! Pay the import tax and fee, and we’ll send you your winnings.”

 Learn more about: Sweepstakes imposter scams doctor representative: “Research shows conclusively that these new capsules will stop your disease in its tracks.”

The police or fire department: “We’re raising money for officers (or firefighters) injured in the line of duty. How much will you be donating today?”

 Learn more about: Police imposter scams Internal Revenue Service: “You owe taxes and are at grave risk of large fines or jail time if you do not settle this situation immediately.” long-distance lover: “In these weeks of chatting, I’ve fallen so in love with you. Send money for a plane ticket, and oh, the magic that will happen!”

 Learn more about: Online dating scams military rep: “I’m from the Veterans Administration, and you are entitled, as an ex-soldier, to benefits from this program. I just need to know …”

Yelp is a Scam

Yelp business reviews are massaged by their so called "fraud detection algorithm". A business is black-mailed into paying Yelp for good reviews. The "algorithm" simply does not let good reviews get posted until you pay Yelp for them. Many companies have taken Yelp to court, but Yelp hides behind their secret algorithms' patent.

Yelp, like the Better Business Bureau, gets their money from donating business. Who are they really working for? Just follow the money.

Popular Phone & Email Scams

Information you need to protect yourself from being a victim of the latest scam tactics:   

  • Advance fee scams – Don't fall for claims that you have won a lottery, prize, or can invest in a great opportunity, if you have to pay a small fee in advance.
  • Chain letters – These letters promise to help you get rich quickly if you participate and forward the letter on to your friends and family.
  • Charity scams – Scammers take advantage on your willingness to help people in need and charitable causes. They may collect your donation and keep it for themselves instead of using it to help those in need. Know your charities and only give locally. Get to know a charity's politics before contributing. Example: The Clinton Foundation collected millions for the earth quake victoms in Haiti but built a textile plant across the island to wealthy contributors.
  • Coupon scams – Coupons can be a helpful way to save money on your purchases. But beware of illegitimate offers. Often you must download something that will install on your computer before receiving the benefit. The download installs adware and spyware on your computer.
  • Dating scams – Scammers may create fake profiles on online dating sites and express interest in you, just so he or she can convince you to send them money.
  • Debt relief scams – Some scammers hope that you are as eager to get rid of your debt as they are to scam you out of your money. Know the warning signs so you won't be their next victim.
  • Free security scans – Don't be tricked by messages on your computer screen that claim that your machine is already infected with a virus. The realistic, but phony, security alerts exploit your fear of online viruses and security threats. Do not click on the suspicious dialog box; turn-off computer immediately.
  • Government grant scams – Despite ads that say you qualify for a government grant, these are often scams. Be wary of responding to offers, email, or claims that use government agency names.
  • Health product scams – Be wary of trusting all claims. Take time to get the facts about a product first.
  • International financial scams – A variety of scams offer entries into foreign lotteries or international investment opportunities.
  • IRS-related scams – Be careful with email that is supposedly from the IRS. Scammers try to gain access to your financial information in order to steal your identity and assets. Never give your Social Security number to anyone on the phone. The IRS already knows your SS and should not need you to repete it.
  • Job scams – Never pay money or supply your credit card number to a company to apply for a job. Some scammers make big promises with work at home opportunities, but these may require you to engage in illegal activities. With so many out of work these days, this is a popular why to prey on the unemployed.
  • Jury duty scams – Calls pretending to be a court official who then threatens a warrant has been issued for your arrest because you failed to show up for jury duty. Jury duty requests always come by mail with a local phone number to call.
  • Phantom debt scams – Beware of letters and calls, supposedly from "debt collectors" or "court officials". These scammers make threatening claims requiring you to pay money that you don't owe.  
  • Pyramid schemes – These investments offer big profits, but really aren't based on revenue from selling products. Instead, they depend on the recruitment of more investors.
  • Scams that use the names of the FBI or CIA – Avoid falling victim to email schemes involving unsolicited email supposedly sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and/or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The email appears to be sent from email addresses such as,,, and
  • Service members or veteran scams – Scammers target bogus offers of government resources or financial services to trick active duty military personnel and veterans out of their money.
  • Smishing, vishing, and phishing – All three of these scams rely on you replying to an email, phone call or text with personal information, such as your bank account or credit card numbers.
  • Subpoena scams – Scammers send bogus email, supposedly from a U.S. District Court, stating that you have to come to court. These messages are fake and may contain links that are harmful to your computer.
  • Text message spam – Not only can text message spam be annoying and cost you money on your mobile phone bill, but the messages are often for scams.

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