ABI Reporter – August 2019


ABI Reporter – August 2019

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  • How to Tell if an Email is a Scam
  • Stolen Machine, Undercover Work, and Victory!
  • iPads and Realtime Setup
  • Transcript Formatting Tips
  • Stenograph’s New Luminex II
  • Standing Desks – Right for You?
  • Margie Wakeman Webinars and Classes

From the President

Happy summer! I hope you have had a chance to enjoy some days off from transcripts and jobs.

Here are a few articles about technology and work tips that may be of use.

Best wishes,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

How to Tell if an Email is a Scam

By Computer Hope

E-mails come in many forms, and it sometimes can be difficult to tell the difference between a genuine message and a scam. Here are some of the many indicators that the e-mail you’ve received is fraudulent.

Incomplete/misspelled words

One of the indications of a scam e-mail is poor spelling, grammar, or punctuation. E-mails coming from professional organizations and companies are highly unlikely to contain any of these mistakes. Scam e-mails, on the other hand, are often written by individuals who may not have strong spelling or grammatical skills, or are writing in a rushed fashion. If you receive an e-mail that appears to be from a legitimate company but has spelling or grammar mistakes, it is probably a scam and should be deleted.

Requires immediate action

If the e-mail requires immediate action, a good practice is to call the company directly and inquire whether or not the message is legitimate. The customer service department should be able to look up your account and determine if any action is required, especially action related to the e-mail you received.

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Stolen Machine, Undercover Work, and Victory!


Crystal Martin is a captioner in Covina, CA. Her steno machine was recently stolen from her car, which led her on an adventure. We asked her for the details. The excitement started when she was at LA Stenotype Service in West Covina, and the thief called about selling the machine.

I was speaking to someone at the store about my situation with my machine being stolen. When I was there, the alleged suspect called to inquire about a “diamond” he had for sale. The employee said, “What?” Then the man said he had a court reporter machine thingy. And the employee told him, “Oh, you mean a Diamante?” The man said, “Yes, I am trying to sell it for $2,000.” The employee told him he would need to see it to determine if he wanted to buy it. The man said he would call him back.

At that point, I was there for an extended period of time, trying to connect a rental machine to my laptop. My bad luck was getting worse. It didn’t work! I was on the phone with tech support for a while. Then we figured out it wasn’t working, so I proceeded to leave. A suspicious vehicle was driving slowly down the street. My vehicle was actually parked right in front of the store with the broken window.

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