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Vol. 14, No. 9
A Shoreline Communityy Pine Knoll Shores^ N.C.
2019 K4TW a Huge Success
Mayor Ken Jones presented a check to Michelle Rademacher of Hope For The Warriors for $85,600 at
the August Board of Commissioners meeting. This total is a result of three events that are sponsored
by the town of Pine Knoll Shores and Kayak for the Warriors(K4TW)—a beach run, Warriors reception
and auctions at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and our signature kayak/paddleboard race.
Many thanks to the wonderful volunteers and donors who helped to make this a banner year. A
number of volunteers who helped to make this year’s event such a success were in attendance for
the presentation. Plans are being made for our 13th year of events in 2020, which will include a golf
tournament, reception and auction and kayak/paddleboard race.—Photo by Chuck McDanal
First Day of School Photos
We would like to feature our youngest residents on their first day of school in an upcoming
issue of The Shoreline. Please submit your high resolution pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, September 13, and include childrens names, grade, school, photographers name and any
other information you would like to share. Kids love to see their picture in the paper, and so do we.
Are High Tech
By Alicia Kramer Durham
U.S. citizens reported to the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) a loss of $4.48 billion to fraud last
year. While young adults reported losing money more
often, older adults reported a much higher median
loss. For example, the median loss of individuals 80
or older was $1,700 per individual. Many scams are
using technology in creative ways to fool people into
handing over Social Security numbers, credit card
information and even control of their computers.
Do not let technologically savvy scammers get their
hands on your hard-earned dollars.
The first step is to admit you can be scammed. It
sounds simple, but the biggest challenge in fraud
prevention is the illusion of invulnerability, which
is behavioral economics lingo meaning that no one
thinks he or she will be a victim; everyone thinks
they are too smart. However, given the right situation
and the right con artist, everyone can be taken. If you
think you will never fall victim to a con artist, you
will never take the steps to protect yourself—and that
makes you really vulnerable. Now that you are ready
to protect yourself, lets learn the tech lingo.
Phishing refers to phone calls, emails, websites or
even pop-ups that pose as a widely known company
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