Written and published on 24 August 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Here is a video with tips on dealing with identity theft. Hope it proves useful! There is an edited Summary after the video …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.
I have a few tips for you about identity theft today. The first one has to do with the bench on which I am sitting. Let’s imagine that you had a picture in hand or a video in hand in which someone else was sitting on this very bench. And you were trying to figure out if it was the same person as I am.
Here is one tip: You can look at the back of the bench, and you can look at the top of the head of both people, and try to figure out if the top of the head is taller or the same in both pictures. That will help you to figure it out. Maybe it is the same person. Or probably it is a different person.
Then we have hands. Some people have very large hands with very long fingers, as do I. Other people have very small hands with very small fingers. And there is everything in between. If you look at a person’s hands, and compare them to the hands of the other person in the other photo, you are likely to figure out if it is or is not the same person.
Another possibility is ears. Ears are very distinctive. No two ears on separate people are likely to be the same, except in the case of identical twins. If you get a chance to look at the ears on both photographs or both videos, you will get a better idea whether or not you are looking at the same person.
As to voice: Voice on video or voice on the movies is really no indication whatsoever of who is talking on the video or on the movies. Voices can be dubbed in, or synthesized voices can be added, and the original voice track can be silenced. This can even be done on home video; it is very easy to do. So voice is no indication.
Mannerisms, in a person that is not affecting a mannerism, are an indication. You might look at the usual way that they hold their hands; or the usual way that they gesture; or the gait; or the way that the hips move when they walk; or the tone of voice; or the pauses in the voice … and see if those two match.
Of course, a good actor could do all that, so that is not such a good indicator. But for an unaffected situation, it might be possible to tell.
I know, from reading the “AARP Bulletin” … https://www.aarp.org/bulletin/ … as well as from reading other sources … that there is quite a problem these days with identity theft, with synthetic identity theft, with cybercrime, and with hacking. It may be confusing to just about everyone. I hope these tips help you to stay scam-free and to keep those hard-earned bucks in your pocket.
I hope you will not be taken in by people who sell, for instance, houses without the owners’ permission … which can be a big problem … or people who pretend to own the money in the bank that is really not their money or their bank … and people who try to discredit other people … maybe business rivals. Or in my case, in the literary world, there are attempts to steal intellectual property. Terrible things go on, by pretending that people who are of good repute and upstanding reputation are the exact opposite. So it is hard to tell that.
I usually find the best thing is just to go up and talk to a person, or talk to them on the phone; and try and figure out what is really so.
I hope these tips help a little. I thought they might go well together with this blog …
Link: “Amateur Sleuth: On Matching Up Mugshots,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 29 April 2018; updated on 22 August 2020 and 24 August 2020; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8As ..
That blog attempts to explain whether two mugshots are of the same person … despite disguises and changes in date of birth and so forth.
That is all I have for you right now.
God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you
Through all your days.
In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars
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