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Please, Don’t Get Emotional: to scam you, crooks have figured out how to bypass your thinking brain by Doug Shadel
Please, Don’t get emotional: to scam you, crooks have figured out how to bypass your thinking brain
By Doug Shadel
*I found this article in the recent issue of AARP Magazine and thought is was very helpful and useful. There are A LOT of scams going on today because of the COVID-19 and you have to watch yourself more than ever.
I credit Mr. Shadel for this article and give him full credit for the information. I want to thank him for all the insights.
I recently testified as an expert witness in a criminal trial involving an 80 year old woman who lost her entire life savings in a scam. The victim had received a credible looking letter saying she had won $2.8 million in a Spanish lottery. She responded as the letter instructed and was contacted by a personable young man from Jamaica, who confirmed the wonderful news but told her there were a few fees she had to pay before collecting her winnings. In time convinced her to transfer more than one million to win a big prize that, of course, didn’t exist.
When I arrived the night before my testimony, the prosecutor told me that a surprising number of potential jurors had made clear they thought the victim in these types of fraud cases bears some of the responsibility for falling for the crime. With all the warnings in the news about fraud, a target should be “smart enough” to know better, several said while being questioned. My task was to help counter that thinking among the selected jurors, by describing the clever persuasion tactics that scammers use to defraud people and why it is the perpetrator, not the victim, who bears responsibility for the crime.
The prosecutor’s heads up left me in a huff. This all too common blame the victim attitude not only demonstrates a lack of compassion for fraud victims but also a dangerous lack of understanding of how cons work. Put simply, scams are 90% about emotion and 10% about intellect. Which is why “smart” people get defrauded all the time. Among the victims my AARP colleagues and I have interviewed of late are college professors, senior partners in law firms, PhD’s in psychology and even retired judges.
Swindlers are winning the day because they know exactly how to turn off your intellect and put you in an emotional, irrational state of mind (and keep you there). Yet many of us still believe we can “think” our way out of the clutches of an expert scammer.
There is a large body of research in psychology known as affective forecasting; it shows, among other things how humans are horrible at predicting how strong emotions affect our behavior. This lack of self-awareness creates a false notion that you can handle yourself logically in most situations. But generally, this isn’t so.
Con artists know this so fro decades they’ve told us their number on objective is to get the target into a heightened emotional state they refer to as ether. As one convicted swindler told us, just before reporting to prison, “I liked to keep my victims up in the altitude of ether, because if they ever dropped down into the valley of logic, I’d have lost them.”
Ether can cause the thinking part of the brain (the neocortex) to be literally swamped by the emotional part (the amygdala). Think about the first time you fell in love. All you could do was dream about the beloved other, right? Were you thinking clearly? Did you make any dumb mistakes during this period? Now recall a time when someone you love died unexpectedly or you were suddenly fired from a job. Such negative events can also distort your ability to process information clearly. With the thinking part of the brain short-circuited, intelligence no longer matters much.
One of the most commonly used tactics to get victims under the ether is known as phantom riches. A phantom is something you desperately want, though almost never get, like a sudden gift of $2.8 million or the arrival of your dream partner on a dating website. Scammers dangle that phantom in front of victims and made them believe that their dream has finally come true.
This is precisely why there has been an explosion of romance scams over the past few years. Fraudsters flock to dating websites and describe this as “fishing in a barrel” because of all the lonely men and women desperate to find their sole mate online. I recall interviewing a couple of years ago, a romance scammer who lives in Lagos, Nigeria. I asked him, “How many of the people you targeted online were lonely?” “Every single one of them,” he said.
How do we defend against such blatant manipulations of our emotions? I love the ancient Greek story of The Odyssey, particularly the scene in which the hero, Odysseus, is heading home after the Trojan War and comes upon the Sirens. No one who hears their seductive singing can resist approaching them but all sailors who do so wreck their ships and die.
Odysseus (also called Ulysses) wants to experience the should of the Sirens and survive. So he tells his men to plug their ears and tie him to his ship’s mast to prevent him from impulsively swimming to his death. From this Greek myth comes the modern term “Ulysses pact.” It is a written agreement, usually relating to advance medical directives, that binds patients to a future course of action so they can’t make an ill-advised emotional decision later.
Perhaps we need a Ulysses pact for consumers when it comes to sales pitches and random phone calls. Consider it the money pact: Never make a financial decision at the time you hear the pitch. Always wait 24 to 48 hours. Once your emotions subside, the neocortex’s thinking power kicks in again and you have more than a fighting chance of making the right decision.
*Get notified about the latest scams and receive tips on how to protect yourself at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.
Here’s why that’s false:
Weapons of Mass Deception: Scammers use tactics such these to turn off your rational brain and get you to act based on your emotions instead:
*Phantom riches: swindlers dangle an offer of something you deeply want but rarely get-a sweepstakes win for example or a no risk investment with huge returns or your dream lover suddenly appearing.
*Fear: it’s one of the strongest drivers of emotion. Threats of an IRS audit, a prison stay, a total computer meltdown or a grandchild in trouble can spark instant, emotion-driven misjudgments.
*Intimidation: dialings your number 50 or 60 times a day, claiming they know where, even threatening to do bodily harm-scammers today know no boundaries.
*Scarcity: this is the notion that if something is rare, it must be valuable. Con artists pitch three kinds of scarcity: product (only a few exist), time (offer expires at midnight) and winners (only 1 in 5 million win this).
*Source Credibility: scammers will do all they can to convince you they are FBI agents, police, IRS agents or representatives of well-known financial institutions, to wrap the cloak of authority around their operation.
*Commitment: most people have an innate desire to do what they day they will. So swindlers get you to make a commitment, such as to follow instructions exactly. Later, when you resist, they will accuse you of going back on your word.
*Reciprocity: if I do something for you, it is natural for you to return the favor. Scammers use this cultural norm by granting victims a small favor (often borrowed from the retail world, like free shipping or waived fees) and then asking for a much bigger one in return.
**Please everyone, it is easy to fall for these and please use your best judgement. If it is too good to be true, then it is exactly.
Thank you again Mr. Shadel for this wonderful article I want to share with BergenCountyCaregiver.com readers all over the world.
Kessler Rehabilitation Program: Select Medical-No Prescription Needed
Did you know that you no longer need a prescription for physical therapy?
It’s called Direct Access and it empowers you to be your own healthcare advocate.
In New Jersey, patients may be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist without a physician’s prescription.** This means you can start treatment more quickly to restore your strength, regain your skills and reduce any pain.
Getting Physical Therapy first may help you:
Depending on your diagnosis, your Kessler therapist may recommend that you follow up with a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.
**A physician’s prescription may be required for Worker Comp and Motor Injury cases.
Freedom of Choice:
If you physician does give you a referral, you are not obligated to receive physical therapy in any specific facility. You have the right to choose where you want to go.
Kessler Rehabilitation Center offers the following recommendation to help you choose the right provider:
*Insist that your therapy be provided by a licensed physical, occupation or speech therapist. Kessler’s therapists are licensed by the State of New Jersey and may hold advanced certifications.
*If you are receiving treatment from physical therapist assistant (PTA), be sure that he/she is supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
*Find out if the center accepts your insurance. Kessler participates with most insurance plans, which may help to minimize any out of pocket expenses.
*Ask if the center will submit your claims to your insurance company. Kessler does this and will also help you estimate any personal financial responsibilities.
*Check patient reviews and testimonials. Kessler is proud to share the comments our patients provide.
*Learn what accreditations and other recognitions the center has earned. Kessler is accredited by the Joint Commission and CARF, which ensure the highest level of quality and patient safety.
You are the most important member of your healthcare team-and are free to choose the rehabilitation provider that can best help you meet our goals.
For more information:
Kessler Rehabilitation Center
Some more information provided by:
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Kessler pamphlet on rehab and I give them full credit for it. Please contact Kessler at the above links for more information on the programs.
Invisaligh: Straight talk about misaligned teeth: Ask you doctor what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
Invisaligh: Straight talk about misaligned teeth: Ask your doctor what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
What’s healthier about straighter teeth?
Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth loss, gum disease and the buildup of bacteria associated with bigger problems including heart disease.
More tan seven out of ten American adults have some kind of issue with their bites such as crowding, spacing or overbites-your doctor may use the word malocclusion.
Malocclusion: abnormal tooth alignment
Are you experiencing any of the following?
*Teeth chipping or wearing
*Food getting caught between teeth
*Self-consciousness when smiling for photos
*Biting lips, cheek or tongue
*Indentations at the gum line
*Speech changes or lisping
*Dry mouth or mouth breathing
*Jaw or muscle pain or headaches
The connection between you health and misaligned teeth.
Painful gums and gum disease:
It’s hard to remove plaque and bacteria from misaligned teeth. This can lead to inflamed gums, soft tissue damage, receding gums, pockets between teeth and gums bone loss and tooth loss.
Early signs of gum disease:
*Bleeding when you brush or floss
There may be no signs of gum disease until the advanced stages.
Gum disease: disease of the soft tissue and bone support around your teeth.
Tooth and gum deterioration and tooth loss:
Poorly aligned teeth can put extra stress and pressure on teeth and the jawbone. This can cause:
*Indentations at the gum line
*Chipped or fractured teeth
Overall health risks:
Problems that start in your mouth can spread to the rest of the your body. Severe gum infections may increase the risk of:
*Problems in pregnancy
*Complication related to diabetes
*Bacteria form a film underneath the gums, particularly where teeth are misaligned. Gum pockets form, further trapping bacteria and debris.
*Bacteria and its byproducts trigger an inflammatory response.
*Your immune system creates white blood cells and proteins to fight the inflammation.
*The combination of bacteria, toxins, white blood cells and acute phase proteins damages the cells that line your coronary arteries, resulting in plaque and leading to hardening of the arteries.
Straight teeth are healthier teeth: when your teeth are properly aligned, the health benefits are clear.
It’s easier to brush and floss around properly aligned teeth and you are less likely to have pockets between gums and teeth that trap bacteria.
Properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention, tooth decay and the risk of gum disease.
Less wear and trauma:
Aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth chipping, breaking and wear, which can require expensive procedures to repair. Proper alignment also reduces stress on the jawbone and joints.
Your smile deserves the very best.
With its propriety innovations and decades of research and development. Invisalign clear aligners are unmatched by any other clear aligner system.
This is why more than 4 million patients have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign clear aligners:
*Up to 75% more predictable tooth movement with SmartTrack material for the smile you expect.
*Less painful than braces.
*No restrictions on foods or activities.
*Now up to 50% faster with weekly aligner changes.
*Covered up to 50% by many orthodontic insurance plans.
*Easier to brush and floss for better oral health.
Ask your doctor how Invisalign clear aligners can give you your best smile yet. Still have questions? Learn more at invisalign.com.
Your doctor would like to discuss your malocclusion with you.
Symptoms/signs: biting lips, cheeks or tongue, lisping, speech changes,chipping or wearing of teeth, food traps, bad breath, difficulty flossing, jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: biting lips, cheeks or tongue, lisping, speech changes, food traps and bad breath.
Overbite (deep bite):
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line, chipping or wearing of teeth, dry mouth, mouth breathing; jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: chipping or wearing of teeth, dry mouth and mouth breathing.
Edge to edge bite:
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line; chipping or wearing of teeth; jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums; indentations at the gum line; biting lips; cheeks or tongue; lisping; speech changes; dry mouth, mouth breathing, jaw pain and headaches.
Symptoms/signs: cold sensitivity; receding gums, indentations at the gum line, chipping or wearing of teeth, jaw pain and headaches.
Treat the cause of the problem, not just you symptoms. Learn more inside about how properly aligned teeth can help protect your overall health.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Invisalign pamphlet and I give the Align Technologies Inc. company full credit for the information. Please call or email them for more information.
LumiSmile: Are you ready to upgrade your smile?
A guide to professional whitening for your smile.
Are you happy with your smile? Is there anything you would like to change about it?
A white smile has the power to bring out a younger, vibrant more confident you. Trust us to deliver the professional whitening you deserve in the safest way possible. Are you ready to upgrade your smile?
Only a dentist can get your teeth their whitest. There’s a LumiSmile White option that will fit you!
LumiSmile White In-Office Whitening
LumiSmile White In-Office Whitening: LumiSmile White’s In-Office whitening system offers effective, safe and fast whitening in just one visit. Formulated to reduce sensitivity, this system offers an optional post-treatment desensitizer to take home with you, should you experience discomfort from bleaching. Amazing results await. Treatment time: 30-45 minutes.
LumiSmile Take-Home Whitening:
From ten minutes a day to overnight using custom designed trays, take-home whitening gives you the choice to whiten your teeth on your own schedule. LumiSmile White’s premium strength formulation is flavored with real peppermint oil and offered in three different carbamide peroxide concentrations to suit your needs.
Treatment time (up to 2 weeks)
*32%: 10-15 minutes, once a day
*22%: 1-2 hours once a day
*16%: 4-8 hours, once a day or overnight
Frequently Asked Questions:
What causes tooth discoloration?
Trauma and certain medications, such as tetracycline and other antibiotics, can discolor your teeth. Smoking, drinking coffee, tea or red wine can also cause discoloration and are the easiest stains to remove.
Is whitening safe?
Yes. Teeth whitening has been performed by dentists for decades, supported by research and clinical studies showing that dentist administered whitening is safe. In fact, it is one of the most widely performed and least invasive cosmetic procedures available today.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience sensitivity during the treatment. If you have sensitive teeth, it is important to discuss with your dentist the various options to manage sensitivity prior to and during your whitening treatment.
How do I get started?
Almost everyone has the ability to get whiter teeth, it is important that you talk through options with your dentist to determine the whitening treatment that is best for you.
Upgrade your smile today with LumiSmile.
Snap On Smile: Transform your smile and transform your life.
It’s easy, painless and beautiful.
Snap On Smile is an affordable, non-invasive and completely reversible dental appliance that can easily and painlessly give you a beautiful smile.
What is a Snap On Smile?
Snap On Smile is a patented, easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. After 8 years of extensive research and development, your dentist can now provide you with a Snap On Smile that is thin and strong with the look of natural teeth. You can eat and drink with your Snap On Smile. It’s easy to care for and can be a temporary or permanent solution. It’s available for upper and lower teeth.
Snap On Smile is for just about everyone!
Snap On Smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for patients of all ages. Getting a Snap On Smile simply requires two short painless visits with no drilling requires two short painless visits with no drilling, no shots and no change in tooth structure.
It is an excellent choice for:
*Gaps, crooked, stained or missing teeth.
*Those who are not candidates for bridges or implants.
*Anyone who would like a transformation smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedure.
*Anyone who has an old-fashioned removable partial denture and wants a beautiful, more comfortable alternative.
It’s easy, it’s painless and you can start today.
- You pick the style and shade of your new smile.
- Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth.
- You can come back in about three week for a final fitting and you wear your Snap On Smile home.
You can trust your dentist and DenMat, the providers of your Snap On Smile. Den Mat has been a global leader in dental innovation and technology for more than 30 years and is a preferred supplier to your dentist.
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Snap On Smile pamphlet by DenMat and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the company for more information.
ViziLitePRO: Oral Lesion Screening System
Your Dentist could save your life. Oral cancer screening is fast, simple and painless. Talk to your dentist or hygienist today.
Did you know?
*The rate of oral cancer diagnosis in America has increased each year for more than a decade.
*Roughly 9,000 Americans die from oral or oropharyngeal.
Why should I get screened?
In their early stages, many oral diseases are easy to miss with the naked eye. Fortunately, new technology has given dental professionals the opportunity to catch certain abnormalities early on. When discovered early, the 5 year survival rates for oral cancer victims increase dramatically from -57% to 83% and quality of life may improve.
An annual oral cancer screening can help your dentist or hygienist identify oral diseases early on and possibility save your life.
How does ViziLite PRO work?
A full mouth ViziLite PRO examination is fast and painless. In less than three minutes, your dental professional will examine your oral cavity under normal white light and then again, using ViziLite PRO.
ViziLite PRO uses blue light technology to stimulate the tissues inside your mouth. This blue light dramatically enhances your dental professional’s ability to see things that may not be visible with the naked eye.
What should I look for?
Oral cancer can be painless or not visible in the early stages. However, there are some symptoms that you may be able to identify on your own:
* A white or red patch of tissue inside the mouth.
*A small hard ulcer which can look similar to a canker sore that does not heal within 14 days.
*A hard spot in the tissue that does not go away within 14 days.
*Numbness in the mouth.
*Prolonged hoarseness or sore throat.
*A painless lump in the mouth or on the neck that has persisted for more than 14 days.
*Pain or difficulty swallowing, chewing or speaking.
*An earache on one side only.
Am I at risk?
The following factors may be putting you at risk for the development of oral cancer:
*excessive alcohol consumption
*Human Papilloma Virus (specifically strand 16)
*Age (historically people over the age of 40)
How can I take action?
A healthy lifestyle promotes improved oral health and can reduce the risk of oral cancer.
*Refrain from using tobacco products and drinking alcoholic beverages excessively.
*Get an HPV vaccination.
Ask your dentist or hygienist about an oral cancer screening today.
For more information on oral cancer, please visit:
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the ViziLite PRO pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please contact the company for more information from the website above.
What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children?
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a new health condition associated with COVID-19.
Seek care if your child has persistent fever plus any of these symptoms:
*Irritability or decreased activity.
*Abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting.
*Conjunctivitis or red or pink eyes.
*Red, cracked lips or bumpy tongue.
*Swollen hands or feet.
*Lack of appetite
Call 911: If your child is severely ill, go to an emergency room or call 911 immediately.
For more information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the NYC Health Guide Ad and I give them full credit for the information. Please check out their website for more information and consult with your doctor.
BlueCrest Recovery Center: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Programs in Northern New Jersey
Dedicated to Transforming Lives:
BlueCrest Center is dedicated to transforming lives. Our elite and passionate staff strive to enable our clients to live free from the bondage of addiction, while enhancing their quality of life. Through comprehensive, empowered, quality care, our seasoned clinicians provide a unique approach to substance abuse treatment by addressing its core elements of Mind, Body and Spirit.
We help our clients get on the path to recovery by offering:
*Partial Care Services
*Intensive Outpatient Services
*General Outpatient Services
*Family Therapy Services
Our confidential admissions process will get you the help you need:
*Admission counselors available to help.
*All inquiries completely confidential.
*Evidence based substance abuse programs.
*Individualized, clinically sound, spiritual approach.
*Provide unique services for the Mind, Body and Spirit
Barriers to Treatment:
When clients enter treatment they often struggle with resistant behaviors. Traditionally, treatment professionals attempt to address resistance as defensive barriers to recovery. At BlueCrest we prefer to see resistance as welcomed insights into how we can more effectively work together with these elements of any individual’s personal journey toward recovery.
Partial Care Program:
Our Partial Care Program gives the client the ability to maintain their personal life and connection to their community, while receiving highly structured and intensive therapy. It utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho-educational groups, the Twelve Step Recovery Program and Spiritual to assist the client in obtaining sustainable sobriety.
Our IOP consists of regularly scheduled sessions of structured addiction treatment. It is often a step-down level of care for individuals who have completed detoxification/hospitalization/rehab who wish to continue to receive treatment. It also may serve as an entry point to treatment where clinically indicated. Clients will receive structure and support while participating in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, Psycho-educational Groups, Individual Counseling, Group Therapy and Twelve Step Recovery Program lectures. This program operates three days a week for a total of nine hours.
*Designed for clients who have completed other higher levels of care.
*Designated as a transition into an Aftercare program.
*Available to those who have the ability to maintain their sobriety both within the BlueCrest Recovery Program and outside the community.
*Available as continued assistance while the client is adjusting to their daily life.
Our case managers will assist clients in the following areas during aftercare treatment:
*Educational Placement Services
*12 Step Support Groups
*Holistic Health Services
*We offer Intervention Services through Hightower Trained Interventionists
*For families and friends who have struggled with getting their loved one into treatment
The BlueCrest Experience:
BlueCrest Recovery Center is a privately owned facility that offers state of the art evidence based substance abuse treatment programs. We offer an array of services which include a Partial Care Program, General Outpatient and Aftercare Services to addicted and co-occurring populations.
Co-occurring disorders like bipolar, anxiety and depression can and should be treated in collaboration with addiction treatment. Out clinicians and psychiatrists will implement a unique and individualistic treatment plan for each client. This will be based on the needs pertaining to the client’s substance abuse while addressing any underlying mental illness.
We are rooted in the successful tenets of the Twelve Step Recovery Program and believe in an individualized, spiritual approach to treatment. These approaches include providing unique services for the Mind, Body and Spirit.
By addressing all three aspect of the disease and combating it with alternative and healthy aspects of recovery on all three fronts, BlueCrest believes that any client can be successful in maintaining lifelong sobriety.
Located in Woodland Park, NJ. Conveniently located in Northern New Jersey just miles outside of New York City.
To inquire about the confidential admissions process, call:
BlueCrest Recovery Center
482 Notch Road
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Disclaimer: This information was taken from the BlueCrest Recovery Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information on the program.
Drunk Driving: Over the limit, under arrest.
*One third of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey are alcohol-related.
*If you drink alcohol, even one drink, designate a driver.
*Police are cracking down. Don’t risk it. Don’t drink and drive.
The NJ Office of the Attorney General: Division of Highway Traffic Safety
*Disclaimer: This information was taken from the NJ Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety and I give them full credit for this information.