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SCAM ALERT: This one is pretty slick and is the latest scam dealing primarily with VISA and Master Card fraud. It is slick because they provide you with all the information except the one piece that they really want.
It is worth reading, and YOU SHOULD SHARE THIS WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND FACEBOOK FRIENDS.
The scam works like this:
Person calling says – ‘This is (name) and I’m calling from the Security and Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460, your card has been flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I’m calling to verify. This would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company based in Arizona?’ When you say ‘No’, the caller continues with, ‘Then we will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been watching, and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500 purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your address). Is that correct?’ You say ‘yes’.
The caller continues – ‘I will be starting a Fraud Investigation. If you have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. ‘Do you need me to read it again?’
Here’s the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works – The caller then says, ‘I need to verify you are in possession of your card’. He’ll ask you to ‘turn your card over and look for some numbers’. There are 7 numbers; the first 4 are part of your card number, the last 3 are the Security Numbers that verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the last 3 numbers to him. After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he’ll say, ‘That is correct, I just needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your card. Do you have any other questions?’
After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, ‘Don’t hesitate to call back if you do’, and hangs up. You actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the card number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20 minutes to ask a question. We were glad we did! The REAL VISA Security Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase of $497.99 was charged to our card. We made a real fraud report and closed the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number.What the Scammer wants is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don’t give it to them.Instead, tell them you’ll call VISA or Master Card directly for verification of their conversation.
NOTE: The real VISA and Mastercard security will NEVER ask for anything on the card as they already know the information since they issued the card. What is remarkable about this is that I just got a call where they used a word-for- word repeat of this scam. In my case , they told me that someone charged $3,097 for a plane ticket to Spain.
Pass this on and share with everyone.
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Each day I awake before my feet touch the floor I thank God for his grace, for that I awake to share his word and for the abundant blessings he places before me. Every decision I make I pray for God to reveal what I don’t see as I continue to search for new ways to be a pleasure in his heart so that he may continue to bless me with the wisdom, strength and vulnerability to forever be his vessel to share his word with the everlasting love of Christ as my shelter and the Holy Ghost as my authentic power…
I just had to share a piece of what I believe to be the highlight of the Oscars last night. Matthew McConaughey gave an acceptance speech that moved me to tears of appreciation… “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other human hand, He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton who said, ‘When you’ve got God you’ve got a friend and that friend is you.’” I even learned something last night that will forever be imprinted in who I am as a Christian, as an individual and as the child that forever lives within that keeps me humbled and that is this as he said it best:
1. I need someone to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to chase.
2. I thank God first, last and always, This is who I too look up to. God is all about gratitude.
3. He wants to thank his family, who he looks forward to, his deceased father, he believes, is celebrating with a big pot of gumbo and a can of Miller Lite. His mother, still with us, taught him how to respect himself. (I thank each of you everyday because each of you are my family and the prize I have won goes deeper and higher than any earthly prize.)
AND THIS IS THE SOMETHING NEW…
4. The person most of us chase is a potential relationship; our husband or wife… the person he chases is himself, 10 years into the future. He knows he will never catch up, but he wants to find out who that guy will turn out to be.
In that moment I made a decision my “hero” is myself, the person I am chasing is my future self. I always say I choose to live my future today and I now also chase the person I will become in 10 years. This gives me the gratitude for all that I have been, for all that I am and for all that I have yet to become…
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Most people can look back over the years and identify a time and place at which their lives changed significantly. Whether by accident or design, these are the moments when, because of a readiness within us and a collaboration with events occurring around us, we are forced to seriously reappraise ourselves and the conditions under which we live and to make certain choices that will affect the rest of our lives. Gratitude is the key to success, forgiveness is the key to gratitude… forgiveness will set you free…
Thank you to the publishers, my publicist, the Library Of Congress and everyone who made this possible for the re-release of the New Testament written entirely in the original Cherokee Syllabary… I appreciate, Respect, and love each and everyone of you. I appreciate Barnes and Noble, AMAZON.COM, and Book-A-Million to be the first to contract this release…
The Cherokee New Testament reflects the translation by the American Bible Society in 1860 from Christianity to Cherokee by Sequoyah “George” Guess (the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet and Native Coding.)
Copyright held at the Library of Congress belonging to Sequoyah “George” Guess and Lisa Christine Christiansen.
This is a much-needed word for a generation of Christians with an inflated sense of self-importance. Apart from God’s grace, even our best efforts are nothing more than “splendid sins.” In my better moments, which are all too few, I realize that even my best efforts fall well over into the “splendid sins” category. Ryle has told the truth about the best of us and the rest of us. This side of heaven, we’re a pretty sorry lot, but that’s where God’s grace comes in. No one will be saved by what they do. Our only hope of heaven is to run to the cross and lay hold of Jesus Christ. And we won’t even do that unless God helps us to do it, and even then he must give us the strength to hang on and to keep believing.
Apart from God’s grace, even our best efforts are nothing more than “splendid sins.”
We are all …
Miserable misfits, and
Consider the roll call of God’s imperfect heroes:
The talent pool has always been pretty thin when it comes to moral perfection.
Noah who got drunk.
Abraham who lied about his wife.
Jacob who was a deceiver.
Moses who murdered an Egyptian.
Rahab who was a harlot.
Samson who had serious problems with lust and anger.
David who was an adulterer.
Paul who persecuted the church.
Peter who denied Christ.
If God chose only well-rounded people with no character flaws, some of the credit would inevitably go to the people and not to the Lord. By choosing flawed people with a bad past, a shaky present, and an uncertain future, God alone gets the glory when they accomplish amazing things by his power.
In case we don’t understand this, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 makes it abundantly clear. If you want the message of this passage in one sentence, here it is: God won’t tolerate human pride, so he chooses people who have nothing to brag about.
The Reason Given
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him” (I Corinthians 1:27-29). In these verses Paul makes his teaching even clearer. God chooses “weak things” and “lowly things” and “despised things” and even “things that are not.” These “things” are actually people—weak people, lowly people, despised people, and people who are invisible to the world. In short, God makes a choice, and the choice he makes is to choose the people the world would never choose. The words of Isaiah 55:8 come to mind, “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord.” Here’s a simple way to remember this truth: God is different. Ponder that statement for a moment. God is different from us. He is different in what he thinks and he is different in what he does. He does not do what we expect him to do because his thinking is entirely different from ours. He nullifies the mighty by using the weak instead. He nullifies the proud by using the humble. He nullifies the wise by using the simple. He nullifies the professional by using the blue-collar worker. He nullifies the PhD by using the high school dropout. God’s “nullification” demonstrates how fundamentally different he is from us. This truth—elementary as it may seem—is actually quite vital to a healthy Christian worldview. Our God stands alone. He does not bind himself to do what we think he ought to do. He is holy and he is sovereign and he is absolutely free to do whatever he pleases to do. He can humble the proud any time he chooses. No one has the power to stand against him.
God does it this way for three reasons:
1) To destroy all human pride,
2) So that no one can boast, and
3) So that all would be equal in God’s family.
In Todays Society
We look at the outward. God looks at the inward.
We value popularity. God values character.
We look at intelligence. God looks at the heart.
We honor those with money. God honors those with integrity.
We talk about what we own. God talks about what we give away.
We boast about whom we know. God notices whom we serve.
We list our accomplishments. God looks for a contrite heart.
We value education. God values wisdom.
We love size. God notices quality.
We live for fame. God searches for humility.
Our view is shallow. God’s view is deep.
Our view is temporary. God’s view is eternal.
Thank you Barnes and Noble, Sears, and Amazon for contracting this book written INSPIRED by my mother and the writings of my ancestors, I am without words for my gratitude… Thank you to the publishers, my publicist, and the entire team that has brought this “contract” together. The proceeds are more than I ever dreamed of and I will pay it forward… ~Lisa Christiansen
Thank you Barnes and Noble, Sears, and Amazon for contracting this book written by my mother, I am without words for my gratitude… Thank you to the publishers, my publicist, and the entire team that has brought this “contract” together. The proceeds are more than I ever dreamed of and I will pay it forward…
I was recently contracted to decode ancient writings from my Cherokee heritage and was amazed by what I discovered. NLP is far deeper than what has been taught by Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Leslie Cameron, Mary Beth Megus, David Gordon, Robert Dilts, and Gestalt. I have always practiced NLP before I knew it had a name and certainly before I knew it was a science, now I understand how. The Cherokee language is nearly impossible to decipher unless you are fluent because many words change their meaning by the slightest inflection or length the word is said and sentences are never the same thus hence the “code talkers” ability to not only “secretly communicate” an undecipherable code between other “code talkers” because of their language, it was also because of their unwitting ability to tap into the deeper subconscious we know today as the preconscious to influence the enemy without the ability to speak to the enemy. This was done through inherited, natural NLP body language, we are dealing with a science that is not fully understood and history shows NLP originated from Native American and Aboriginal cultural ceremonies explaining the outweighing positive outcome in their negotiations with the would be more educated opponents. Study any history and you will find the Native Americans are inherently calculating, cunning and intelligent beyond education. Want proof just look at all of the Indian Wars: these were fought against the Native Americans over a longer period of time and with numbers far outweighing that of the Native Warriors, I have a hard time seeing how any of these wars were fought on anything approaching equal terms with the Native tribes, yet the Native Americans rendered more casualties per capita using unidentified NLP Native Coding tactics. One of many reasons the Native Americans proved more useful as allies.
How do the Cherokee pronounce ‘Cherokee’?
They don’t. Cherokee speech has no ‘ch’ or ‘r’ sound.
The correct spelling (and pronunciation) is Tsalagi. ‘Cherokee’ is a Creek Indian word meaning ‘people with another language’. The preferred Cherokee word for themselves is Aniyounwiya which means ‘the principal people’.
There are about 350,000 Cherokee alive today, of whom about 22,000 speak the language. Their written alphabet was devised by Sequoyah (1776–1843), a Cherokee Indian also known as George Guess. He is the only known example in history of an illiterate person inventing a written language.
Sequoyah was the son of a Cherokee mother and Nathaniel Guess, a German-born fur trader. He was either born handicapped or injured while young, hence his name Sik-wo-yi, which means ‘pig’s foot’ in Cherokee.
He first became interested in creating a Cherokee alphabet in 1809. An accomplished silversmith and – despite his handicap – a brave soldier, Sequoyah fought for the US in the Cherokee Regiment under Andrew Jackson against the British and the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. A wealthy Georgian farmer called Charles Hicks showed him how to write his own name so he could sign his work as a silversmith. During his military service, Sequoyah became convinced of the need for an alphabet because he saw that – unlike the white soldiers – the Tsalagi were unable to write to or receive letters from home, and all battle orders had to be committed to memory.
It took him twelve years to work out the alphabet. He called the eighty-five letters his ‘talking leaves’. On showing it to the Tsalagi Chiefs in 1821, it was accepted immediately, and was so simple that, within a year, almost the whole tribe became literate.
Seven years after its adoption, the first Tsalagi language newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix, was printed in 1828.
Lisa Christiansen is the only bilingual direct living descendant of Sequoyah.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 10Nov74; A584376
©Copyright By: Mary Ann Eslinger
All Rights Reserved
Manufactured in the United States of America
Rural Route Three
November 26, 1974
TO THE READERS OF THIS BOOK;
I wrote this short story for my daughters 1974 Christmas present. It has taken approximately two years to research in order to find these records recorded.
There are four things I wish to add. They are the family tree from my four grandparents, their children and grandchildren; (2) a letter from Albert Pike asking Chief John Ross to be in alliance to the Confederate States of America; (3) a Confederate discharge paper of Gritts in the Cooweeskowee group; (4) and the seven clans of the United Keetoowah Society.
Chief John Ross
I should like to include the seven clans of the United Keetoowah Society. In our society, water is medicine and the Eternal Fire is a sacred light that burns forever. When medicine is used or made, the Cherokee name and the Clan membership name are used. A Cherokee must speak his language in order to become a member and to become more fully aware of the functions of the society. The seven Clans are: the clan of my father, Ani-Wa-Ya (Wolf); the clan of my mother, me, and my daughter, Ani-Saha-n or Ah-Nee-Sa-Hon-Nee (Blue); Ani-Kawi; ANi-Tsi-Skwa (bird); Ani-Wa-Di (Paint); Ani-Ga-Tage-Wi; and the Ani-Gi-La-Hi.
Another small item that I would like to include is that Mary Guess was listed in Starr’s “Old Cherokee Families” as the great-granddaughter of Sequoyah. Her parents were George Guess and his wife Girty. George’s father was Tessey Guess who was the son of Sequoyah. (Starr page 366) Mary Guess is my mother’s grandmother who married Charley Dirteater and their daughter Belle, is my grandmother. (Sequoyah was born about 1770 and died about August 1843.
Someday I will tell my grandchildren the stories my grandmother told me, just as my mother tells my daughter stories of the past while they lie in bed at nights before they go to sleep.
There are only ten copies of this book made. One belongs to Lisa Christine; two are registered at the Copy-Right Office; National Archives in Washington, D.C.; and one at the Oklahoma Historical Society; and one to the Cherokee Tribal Attorney, Earl Boyd Pierce.
I hope this will someday be beneficial to future generations and that my child will always be proud of her Indian Heritage and culture.
Closing with warm regards,
Mrs. Mary Ann Eslinger