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This Scam Is Becoming Rampant; The Scary Thing Is – You’ll Most Likely Become A Victim

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is for people to trust a total stranger.

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The world is becoming a scarier place, with desperate people doing the most horrible thing they can think of just to take advantage of other people. You might even wonder how other criminals can think of something brilliant just to carry out their motive.

Scams can be done by anyone from anywhere around the world. The crooks would either rip off people by talking to them personally or even through social media, which is also popular these days.

But there’s one scam that’s becoming alarming, especially since it involves a person that we usually trust – utility workers. This scam has undoubtedly put these workers in a bad light, but in various countries, shady people have done it and people need to be aware of these things just to be on the safe side.

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Source: ABC News

You wouldn’t think of anything suspicious about a utility worker, who starts knocking on your door gently, and then informs you that your bills are long overdue. Then they begin to ask you for money so you can pay off your dues, or else you’ll have your power cut off.

These things can happen to you, to anyone. ABC News reported that one man was even arrested after he was found to have disguised as a utility worker. In a separate case, an impostor even held his victim at gun point. These situations can escalate pretty quickly and might even result in a violent encounter.

ABC News’ Gio Benitez shows you just how easy it is for crooks to deceive unknowing victims – all it takes is a person with a friendly face, the proper gear (clipboard, radio, pen, etc) and a convincing outfit.It’s surprisingly alarming how easily these residents invite in a total stranger.

Check out the video and see what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of this scam.

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Why Engagement Rings Are Worn On The Left Hand

So these are the reasons why engagements exist.

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Rings have become significant symbols of promise and love. There are a number of them in fact--friendship, chastity, engagement and wedding rings to name a few.

The most special ones include engagement rings. As couples pledged to stay together and remain committed even before marriage, engagement rings serve as their promise of love and fidelity leading to their union as one.

But have you ever wondered why engagement rings are worn on the left hand? How "engagements" even began in the first place?

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Critically-endangered Sumatran Rhino Dies Weeks After its Chance Discovery

The chance discovery, considered by environmentalists as a conservation success, was the first physical contact with Sumatran rhinos in Indonesian Borneo in over 40 years.

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A rare Rhino species previously thought to be extinct was spotted in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesian Borneo after being caught in a pit trap. The chance discovery, considered by environmentalists as a conservation success, was the first physical contact with Sumatran rhinos in Indonesian Borneo in over 40 years. The species was assumed extinct until World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found footprints in the jungle and hidden cameras spotted the rhino in 2013.

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Unfortunately, the rhino named Najaq died just days after its capture due to infection stemming from its leg wound. A post-mortem examination is still currently being conducted to determine its official cause of death.

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New Evidence Suggests America Was Discovered by Vikings – Not Christopher Columbus

History books may have to be rewritten soon…

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History books may soon have to be rewritten as new evidence suggests the possibilities that America may have been discovered by Vikings – not Christopher Columbus. According to researchers, the Vikings made it to the New World about 500 years earlier than the famous explorer.

A group of archaeologists recently said that they have discovered Viking settlement on the island of Newfoundland, Canada which they believe has been built between 800AD and 1300 AD.

In North America, archaeologists have discovered a hearth where iron ore have been roasted – a big indication of a Viking settlement.

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