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The one simple thing you can do to avoid being scammed thousands of dollars

first_imgMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoIt’s easy to avoid being scammed according to GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney.But he said there was one very simple thing buyers could do to avoid being caught – make a phone call.Any email asking for funds to be transferred should be verified with a phone call before any money was released.“Pick up the phone and ask them,’’ he said.“It really is that simple’’. WHICH CAPITAL CITY IS BEST FOR UNITS Australian Institute of Conveyancers President Shane Jacob echoed the call for all involved in the property purchase process to be diligent.“It is vital that buyers and conveyancers become more informed. If you receive an email that you think is suspicious, buyers should be calling their conveyancer to confirm it is legitimate,” Mr Jacob said.“Scammers are getting smarter, so property buyers and their legal representation need to be aware in order to protect themselves.” Do one simple thing to avoid losing thousands when you buy property.MILLIONS of dollars have been lost to scammers intercepting property transactions already this year, but there is something you can do to protect yourself.Conveyancing technology experts GlobalX has revealed that many who operate within the industry are unaware that scammers are successfully ripping off buyers already in Australia.CEO Peter Maloney said millions had been lost in transactions.The common rort involves scammers hacking conveyancers’ client lists, impersonating them and emailing their clients to advise them the property trust account details had changed so clients would transfer property purchase funds into a fraudulent account.Mr Maloney said he was aware of instances of money being stolen this way in both South Australia and Western Australia where eight buyers were targeted and lost millions.Mr Maloney said if you were paying a $200,000 deposit to buy and house and put it into a scammers account unknowingly it could be almost impossible to trace and retrieve it.He said the buyer was not the only one affected as transactions could then fall through and the seller would have to market their home again.last_img read more

Study: Skin burns, heartbreak are actually similar.

first_img Tweet Share Photo credit: cafepress.comNearly everyone has been burned at some point in life, either by a stove, a curling iron, a too-hot latte… or an object of our affection. Turns out, both kinds of burn are biologically similar. According to science. (You know, actual science.)A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science reports that, according to CNN, “the same brain networks that are activated when you’re burned by hot coffee also light up when you think about a lover who has spurned you.”  The study was conducted using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on 40 people subjected to a heat source on their left arm akin to a scalding cup of coffee with no sleeve on it, and also separately given a photo of a lost love and prompted to talk about their memories of specific experiences with their exes. The imaging scans showed strikingly similar activity in the same brain networks across both stimuli — physical and emotional.So, what does it all mean? Basically, the pain of a breakup is real. And just like you’d treat a skin burn to help it heal and leave as slight a scar as possible, you can essentially do the same for the kind of burn that’s closer to the heart. As a physical burn starts to heal, you don’t keep messing with it and subjecting it to all sorts of things that just make it worse, right? Of course not. You treat it and dress it and leave it alone to let it run its course.  So when you’ve just been emotionally hurt, why keep pressing the bruise, tearing away the scab and preventing yourself from getting better?The takeaway: when dealing with a breakup, it’s possible to expedite your recovery by addressing it head-on instead of exacerbating it with repeated exposure to the root of your pain. So, no more drunk texting/dialing/emailing/facebook stalking. No more pining away for the ex instead of focusing on more positive things. Pain is inevitable after a breakup.  But how you choose to handle it is up to you, and as with physical recovery from a burn, the more you respect the process of getting better and focus on helping the pain go away, the faster it will.by PinkKisses.com 53 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Study: Skin burns, heartbreak are actually similar. by: – July 19, 2011last_img read more

ASA Announces Regional Winners 2003 Conservation Legacy Awards

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the regional winners for the 2003 Conservation Legacy Awards.The Conservation Legacy Awards Program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievement of U.S. soybean farmers. Along with ASA, the program is co-sponsored by Monsanto and Soybean Digest, an Intertec/Primedia publication.A national selection committee, composed of soybean farmers, conservationists, and natural resource professionals, evaluated all nominations based on each farmer’s environmental and economic program. Based on information submitted, the following individuals have been chosen to represent the Western, Northeastern, Midwestern and Southern Regions.Western Region – Harold & Virginia Kraus, K.U. Farms, Hays, KansasHarold began his career in 1960 after serving in the U.S. Navy. His operation began with 960 acres of mostly rented land. He now farms 2,500 acres. The overall goal of K.U. Farms is zero runoff. To accomplish this, Harold and Virginia employ reduced and no-till practices, buffer strips, terracing and they have an aggressive nutrient management system.Northeastern Region – Jan & Cindy Layman, Layman Farms, Kenton, OhioThe Laymans operate a 100 percent no-till operation in West Central Ohio. The labor, fuel, and timesavings of no-till have allowed rapid expansion of their operation. The Laymans also employ buffer strips and grass waterways on their erodible land. A 2.5 acre stocked lake is a centerpiece for the Layman’s farm. The lake provides water and habitat for a number of wildlife.Midwestern Region – Delbert & Shirley Price, Alexis, IllinoisThe Prices consider conservation a method of farming that preserves soil from wind and water erosion for future generations. They use a number of sustainable farming practices on their land. In addition to conservation tillage and a nutrient management plan, the Prices have installed more than 13 acres of waterways, three water and sediment control basis, and two acres of critical area planting. They have also constructed a pond to manage excessive runoff.Southern Region – Earl Brown Hendrix, Hendrix Farms, Raeford, North CarolinaEarl Hendrix strives to promote wildlife, energy conservation, farm aesthetics, and neighbor relations in his day-to-day activities at Hendrix Farms. Hendrix practices conservation in everything he does on his family’s farm from picking up trash to proper crop rotations to scientifically applied fertilizer and land nutrients, and by protecting both land and water.All four regional winners and a spouse/guest will receive a trip to Commodity Classic, the annual joint convention of the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association, February 27 – March 1, 2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Regional winners will also be featured in the January 2003 issue of Soybean Digest.From the four regional winners, one national winner will be announced during ASA’s annual Awards Banquet, Thursday, February 27, 2003. The national winner will also receive a plaque and yard sign, and will be featured in a special Soybean Digest article.last_img read more