Really when you stop and take stock of the vast sea of information that is available to everyone online, you will find there is a huge amount of good there. Yes, like anything and anywhere else there are also evil and weirdos. It is really up to those who believe in the good that we make it stronger and more prevalent than the bad. We should be Warriors for the Good!
In fact sometimes even the bad can be used for good for example with social media and being able to expose our enemies and their nefarious activities. Ban them? No because ever hear the saying it is best to ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer?’ Someday all the filth will be gone but it may be a long time from now so we have to learn to exist without becoming a victim in any way – whether by fraud or worse.
The Internet is already building quite a negative reputation with and without good reason –without good reason particularly with those who don’t know any better – it is always the blind that judge — always the ignorant. However some professional people who work on the Internet for years and truly love the online world, will not display images, etc. or any personal information to social networks. It may seem over the top, and in fact it would be better for careers and social life if this were not the case. However safety should always be the first concern. Don’t be naïve and a blind follower because it is a fad. Dumb.Dumb and Dumb.
The more you watch programs like Investigation Discovery and their ‘Web of Lies’, time and again you will see true stories about people who are in denial about the danger, and get ripped off all the way to their very lives. So it seems like where there is smoke there is fire. The silliest thing in the world is to let people know where you live, where your relatives are and then be a real imbecile announcing to Aunt Minnie that you are ‘going to Walmart now’ – so stalkers know your house is empty and they know they can hijack you, your car, your kids or even Aunt Minnie. Make up a name and location? The stalkers do it, why not potential victims to protect themselves?
But anyway that is a matter of opinion and degree. You can be careful without being obsessive about it. However, the worse risk I see are those poor folks young and old that are desperate for attention. They are the most vulnerable and the most likely to make a fatal mistake. Even with money if you get desperate you are more likely to make a bad decision. Think before you act. Seriously think for a while before you take any action and think about it with an open mind – both positive and negative perspectives. Keep it real.
This is where it comes in that we should build solid, honest, legitimate businesses online to counter-balance all the scams. Do your part and build something you can be proud of and maybe even hand down to your kids. You never know how much money you can make honestly. It can only help you if you help build up the reputation of the Internet and the businesses conducted there. Get started now to show people how to accomplish their dreams and avoid their nightmares.