Monthly Archives: November 2005

Email Scams and ADHD

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    I am so sick of being sent email scams where somebody is trying to get my credit card information. I usually just forward the emails to the abuse department of what ever company the email is pretending to be from and go about the rest of my day. However I got one today that just really set me off. Maybe it’s because in the past week I have also been bombarded with the Sober Worm that keeps being sent to me too.

The one I got today claimed to be from Amazon and claimed that they had reason to believe that somebody was trying to use my account to illegally sell items on Amazon. They claim that they are investigating this situation and that I need to confirm my identity with Amazon. They provide a link for me to go to and log into my Amazon account. The link in the email itself appears to go to amazon.com but actually takes those who click on it to tot-amz2.com. However the page looks just like Amazon and has actual links to Amazon.

Not a Very ADD Friendly Shopping Trip

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Usually every year on "Black Friday" I ask myself why anybody would get up at 5:00 am and go shopping. Being that I am so not a morning person that concept just never made sense to me. Well last night I was very tired and ended up falling asleep around 8:00 pm and woke up around 2:00 am. I could not fall back asleep and those TV commercials about the stores opening at 5 am kept coming on. So who else but somebody with Adult ADD would think it would be fun to go to Wal-Mart at 5:00 am?

Honestly a big part of why I went was pure curiosity just to see what it would be like. I didn’t intend to go and get any great deals. I got to the store about 5:15 am and could not believe how crowded it was. I also think most of the people there must have had Attention Deficit Disorder too since nobody was paying attention to where they were going and bumping in to everybody else.  It really was very entertaining to watch.