Spotting Scams

Scammers are expected to steal billions over the year. Use these three goldens rules to avoid being scammed.

  1. Slow it down — Scammers often create a sense of urgency so that they can bypass your better instincts. Take your time and ask questions to avoid being rushed into a bad situation.

What the scammer might say: You need to act fast. If you don’t make a payment now, we’ll be forced to take legal action against you

  1. Spot check — Do your research to double check the details you’re getting. If you get an unexpected phone call, hang up. Then look up the bank, agency or organization that’s supposedly calling and get in touch directly.

What the scammer might say: This is the IRS calling. We haven’t received your tax payments for four years. That’s a federal crime.

  1. Stop! Don’t send — No reputable person or agency will ever demand payment on the spot. Often, scammers tell you to go buy gift cards—which are meant only to be given as a gift, not as payment under threat. So if you think the payment feels fishy, it probably is.

What the scammer might say:: Please send us EnormoMart GIFT CARDS of $100 or $200 face value. I need 20 of each card.

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Thermal Temperature Scanning Lessons Learned

Setting proper expectations is the key for effective deployment

One of the most widely marketed solution over the past months has been the thermographic (thermal) camera. On its surface, the value appears obvious – instant detection of elevated body temperatures over a large or fast-moving group of people. In practice, however, this solution needs to be heavily caveated.

“Thermographic sensors are no different than any other video surveillance sensor, and just like there are various cameras – each of which is suited for very different use-cases – there are various types of thermographic sensors with equally varying strengths and weaknesses,”  Fallon explains. Full article can be found:


State-of-the-Art Technology: Protect from Fatal Fall-Related Hip Fractures

Hip-Hope™ is a smart wearable device, designed as a belt, worn around the user’s waist. A multi-sensor-type fall detection system activates two large size airbags, wrapping and protecting the wearer’s hips, once an impending collision of the pelvis with ground surface is detected. Fall alert messages are automatically sent by the device.

See more at the following links:                      

Free SlideServe: Using the INTERACT Early Warning Tool: Stop and Watch

View a PowerPoint PPT Presentation on using the INTERACT Early Warning Tool: Stop and Watch

This session is designed for: Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) All non-nursing staff with regular direct resident contact such as those working in activities, dietary, and environmental services departments.


Who should use Stop and Watch?

  • Direct Care
    • CNAS and other nursing staff
    • Rehabilitation and Activities therapists
    • Dietary and Housekeeping staff
    • Any other staff members with Direct resident contact.
  • Others
    • Family and close friends with regular direct contact.
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