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At least once a year, we report on the ever-increasing number of scams that circulate worldwide and have crept their way into our community.
Scam artists are extremely crafty, and they will use a variety of methods to swindle you out of your hard-earned money.
One of the most common and frustrating tactics is known as “spoofing.”
Spoofing is a method by which a caller ensures their number appears differently on caller ID.
It is important to note that the technology for spoofing is legal and does have valid uses. However, scammers are not exactly on the up-and-up, and they are using the technology for fraudulent purposes.
Not only are these con artists disguising their identity when they call, but they also are trying to make it appear that the call is coming from someone you know. NPA-NXX spoofing, or Neighbor Spoofing, is when an incoming call appears to match the first six digits of your own phone number (e.g. 912-598-xxxx).
Telemarketers, scammers, and robocallers use this method to trick unsuspecting people into answering their phone. Did I mention that scam artists are crafty?
Cell phones have become ubiquitous, and it seems that they touch every aspect of our lives. But along with the convenience that smartphones bring comes some risks. Some of these risks, such as distracted driving, are readily apparent and have been widely discussed. One risk that is less obvious, but no less dangerous, is the possibility of a fire caused by either your cell phone battery or charger.
It’s no secret that Savannah has one of the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world, which means that this time of year, everything turns green and is adorned with shamrocks.
Growing up, I thought that clovers and shamrocks were synonymous, but it turns out that there are nearly 300 species of clovers worldwide!
The scientific name for clovers uses the genus Trifolium, meaning that there are three leaflets. However, there are some species of wood sorrel (Oxalis) that also have trifoliate leaves and are argued to be the true shamrock symbol of Ireland and Saint Patrick.
Aside from their claims of luck, clovers play an important role in both our ecosystem functions and agricultural processes.
You may have seen clover honey on the shelves at your local market, as clovers are an attractive nectar source for honeybees and many other pollinators.
The roots of some clover species host Rhizobium, a type of bacteria that “fixes” atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form for plant growth.
These types of clovers often are planted as forage for livestock and to improve soil quality.
This month, I’ve decided to write about the increase in EMS calls and what we see most often when we respond. Every single week we will get paged out for several lift assists with no injuries. Typically, those calls are fairly black and white. Recently, we’ve arrived on scene to find many patients with injuries.