Scams of any kind are despicable. The most successful scams work when the victim is stressed out and they feel rushed and overwhelmed. Scammers take advantage of tax season to take advantage of you.
The more we know about scams and how they work, the less likely we'll fall for them. Check out the article I wrote for Island Scene Online, Avoiding IRS Imposter Scams During Tax Season.
Do your best to educate yourself and your loved ones about scams. Always be vigilant. And if something feels just slightly off or strange, take some time to think it over or run the situation by someone you trust. It could be the difference between protecting yourself and getting scammed.
One of the best parts of my job is being able to write about my awesome friends and their amazing accomplishments for Island Scene magazine. I recently interviewed two former colleagues and dear friends, Junie Hayashi, of Leeward Community College, and Lisa Katagiri Bright, of Kapiolani Community College.
The article is about working professionals who decide to change their jobs mid-career. It's inspiring how Junie and Lisa were brave enough to believe in themselves.
Here's the online version of the article, Work It. If you'd like to see what the article looked like in the magazine, you can download the pdf by going to Island Scene Online archives and selecting Summer 2019.
Here's a screen cap of the first page of Work It so you know what to look for.
You can see Junie as the best librarian, ever!
Also, if you're an HMSA member and have an interesting idea for a story, I'd love to hear from you! Just leave a comment below. Mahalo! CT.