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Cyber Brats on Spondulics TV!

(rehearsals for an upcoming episode)
Hey there,
I have great news!
My Youtube web series, "Cyber Brats" was selected for regular programming on a new streaming TV platform called "Spondulics". 
This Fall, FREE weekly 30 minute episodes of my show about cyber security awareness will be accessible on this platform on their website, Instagram, twitter, and Facebook media pages. 
In addition, it can be watched from apps such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, and others. 
I am beyond thrilled to have another avenue in our vast digital world to help spread cyber security awareness and scam prevention tips in a unique and funny way. 
This is my new official logo.
As you may already know, Cyber Brats, while it is family friendly, is geared towards consumers and businesses. 
Cyber Brats takes place in a fictional radio station. It is hosted by Cyber Sly, a former con artist turned tech expert, and cohost Alex Midas, a former business man who lost everything to a scammer. 
I a…
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Ways Fraudsters Can Fool You

Ways Fraudsters Can Fool You


Thank you for visiting my blog! Here I strive to empower you with cyber security awareness and DIY puppet activities. If you find this content helpful, please sign up for my FREE monthly safety newsletter at https://shadowworldpresent.wixsite.com/safe.

A segment of my web series "Cyber Brats" was recently shown at the StringsNThings virtual puppet festival from San Pedro, CA in July! Be sure to check it out above!


2019 was a profitable year for fraudsters. Nationwide, they targeted their deceptive tactics at slightly over 16 million consumers. Based on the statistics from the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft alone saw a lost of 17 billion dollars.

This year, with the avalanche of the COVID-19 paralyzing our economic system, con artists has already taken advantage of cooking up new types to take advantage of the uncertainty.  Stories relating to unproven treatments, medicines, fake contact tracing agencies, and so many more hideous acts h…

The Evolution of E-Skimming

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Thank you for visiting! As a Puppeteer, Journalist, and Blogger, I strive to spread cyber security awareness and scam prevention tips in a fun way. If you haven't already, please visit my website to sign up for my FREE e-newsletter at https://shadowworldpresent.wixsite.com/safe

Cyber attackers are coming up with new sophisticated ways every day to steal personal information and money from unsuspecting victims all over the world.

This is evident in their tactics of e-skimming. Have you ever heard of that?

Well, not too long ago, scammers planted a fraudulent device similar to the one in the picture above, at ATMS, gas pumps, and other terminals to gain access to sensitive data.

Overtime, more and more consumers became aware of these ploys and learned not to fall for them.

So, with the emergence of online banking, bad actors diverted their attacks to the bank institutions and retail corporations to harvest consumers account information.

They do this by infiltrating a company…

Email and Phishing Scams

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I just released a funny adult puppet video about a prize scam! Be sure to check it out below!



Email and Phishing Scams
Last year in the U.S alone, an estimated 16 million victims lost 17 billion dollars to identity theft. That’s just one type of scam. 
I’m sure if AARP, the Better Business Bureau, and other organizations intended to protect the financials security of Americans, combined all their figures from reported swindles, the final tally would be mind-blowing. 
Now with the COVID-19 pandemic creating fear and uncertainty everywhere, con artists are conjuring up new ways to squander people’s finances and personal information. 
This gives them motivation to reach out with offers too good to be true and the impersonation of governme…

Introduction to DIY Shadow Puppets

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It is simple to stage a shadow puppet show. 
Do your kids enjoy arts and craft? Do they like to tell stories? Are they fascinated by the interactions of light and shadows? 
This is easier thank you think. Of course it will requires some exploration, trial by error, and creativity (kids can surely help you with that compartment) with some supplies collecting dust in your attic, basement, or garage. 
You will need these items. Card Stock PaperScissorsBamboo Skewers (to operate puppet)Brass Fasteners (for puppets with movable limbs)Electric TapeCardboard BoxDesk Lamp or other light sourcewax paper or parchment paper for theatre screen




Without relying on much technology, you can make simple shadow puppets to fit any story your kids can drea…

Fraudulent COVID-19 Treatments/Elderly Stimulus Checks

Coronavirus Treatment Scams The Federal Trade Commission is not playing around. 120 companies in the U.S were issued warning letters to cease marketing products and services with claims of preventing, treating, and curing COVID-19.

From receipt of this order, these companies were given a deadline of no more than 48 hours to rectify their positions and to notify the FTC of these corrections.

You can learn about these companies from the FTC website right https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/enforcement/warning-letters.

Considering the high stakes on the lives of consumers this is a very serious thing.

Naturally people want life to return back to normal. When we hear on the news each day of researchers looking at potential avenues to prevent, treat and cure this disease, its seem like the public outcry for a quick resolution leads to a web of ill conceived assumptions.

This burning desire plays in the hands of fraudsters chasing headlines to make promises of a service or product in high dema…

Common Scams to Avoid

Common Scams to Avoid


Thank you for visiting my blog! Here I strive to empower you with cyber security awareness and scam prevention. If you find this content helpful, please sign up for my FREE monthly safety newsletter at https://shadowworldpresent.wixsite.com/safe.
Last week, I was thrilled to become a volunteer Digital Fraud Fighter for AARP at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork. I will be receiving recurring training and correspondence with fellow participants to spread the latest news and events to help keep you vigilant. 
I encourage you to check it out AARP's scam tracking map at https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/tracking-map/. With this tool, you can check for active complaints around your neighborhood, community, and everywhere! 
I wish to briefly refresh you about some of the hottest rip-offs going on during this Coronavirus pandemic. Don't get swindled! 

Employment Cons
Reportedly, scammers are preying on those are looking for work. They utilize online search tools t…