Thinking Outside the Box.
I’m not sure why I need to write this post. Perhaps I feel that people are too hemmed in by social norms, or, more likely, legal constraints. And not for one moment am I suggesting that anyone should take part in a criminal act, either, but thinking ‘differently’ can sometimes lead to flashes of inspiration.
Interesting word, isn’t it? A literal translation from Latin is “off the way”. In modern language, we’d say “way out”. And that’s what makes this such a perfect word for what I’m trying to write here. We need to look at thinking from a spiritual perspective.
When I was young, I was brought up to know ‘right’ from ‘wrong’. Life has taught me that nothing is ever ‘black’ and ‘white’. There is such a lot of gray in-between those two extremes that most of us actually reside there.
Identity Theft and Fraud
Our lives in cyberspace are fraught with trying to protect ourselves from identify theft and fraud. Some people won’t even use their credit cards online for fear that someone will hack the information and steal from them. And with all the cybercrime going on in the world, who can blame them?
But governments want us all to go paperless, to have online bank accounts, so that money can be paid to us more easily, or so they say. In truth, this is a Big Brother tip-toe (as David Icke would say). It would make it all the easier to control us, if they wanted to cut our access to cash.
But the criminal element see this one change as the way to the easiest pickings they’ve ever had.
As stated before, I used to work in a Credit Union. During my time there, I saw many examples of employees (and others) trying to take advantage of loopholes and lax controls. But, in order to get ahead of the criminal element, I had to think like one.
This is when my mind went into overdrive, working out ways to defraud a financial institution. And, sometimes the muck, which one digs through to get to the truth, sticks to the digger. I’m sure you’ve seen enough TV shows and movies about bent cops to know this already. No one is exempt from temptation.