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Midmorning with Aundrea - October 30, 2019 (Part 1)

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Midmorning with Aundrea - October 30, 2019 (Part 1)

Break away from your everyday with Aundrea Self!

Kids, phones, and social media.

A look at the trends.

And, singer- songwriter Allison Moorer talks about putting her pain in paper.

Plus, we're on the road with Steve Hartman.

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Midmorning with Aundrea - October 30, 2019 (Part 1)

Kids, d social media.

A look at the trends.

And, singer- songwriter allison moorer talks about putting her pain in paper.

Plus, we're on the road with steve hartman.

Midmorning starts right now.

Americans say they lost nearly one and a half billion dollars to fraud last year.

Now, a quickly growing phone scam is targeting banking customers via ?text message?.

In one version of that scheme, a scammer pretends to be with a bank's fraud department, and asks about a fake "suspicious withdrawal."

Jericka duncan reports.

Everything seemed legitimate when pieter gunst answered a call earlier this month that appeared to come from his bank.

The caller asked gunst, who lives in california, if he'd attempted a withdrawal in ?miami?.

After gunst said "no," she asked for his bank member identification -- and he gave it to her.

"and at that point the lady said, "ok, we're going to send you a onetime verification pin so we can check your identity."

The scammer used gunst's i- d to prompt a text message from the bank's ?real?

Phone number -- like others he'd received before -- with that verification code.

He read it back over the phone, which allowed the caller to access his account and list off ?actual?

Bank transactions.

The fact that they used the bank's own infrastructure to send that // code to me, which then allowed them to reset my password, made it very credible.

It was only when the caller asked gunst for his bank pin number that he realized something was wrong, hung up, and called the bank's ?real?

Fraud line to lock his account.

A lot of scams come in through the phone, and more and more we see them coming in through text message.

Katherine hutt is with the better business bureau.

She says some red flags include if ?any?

Caller asks for your name, address, social security number, or account numbers.

And the best way to make sure you're ?really?

Talking to your bank?

Just call the number on your card.

Whether it's a small local community bank or credit union or one of the biggest banks in the country, they can be impostored, so you just have to be really careful.

Gunst, who's a technology lawyer, later tweeted about the scam.

He told us that several people responded to him with similar stories.

The better business bureau says it's a best practice to regularly monitor your bank statements for potentially fraudulent charges.

Jericka duncan, cbs news, new york this next story could really happen to any of us.

Someone steals your good name.

But this time it happened to a singer name rhonda vincent - and a fan who got taken in by a scam artist.

Kyle horan has the story of identity theft and the damage it can cause.

6:58 "virtually anyone who's in the public eye, they're using a name."

Fans of rhonda vincent... have already heard about this.

She prides herself in her award winning bluegrass music... which she performs as she travels in her tour bus.

But she also prides herself in her interactions with fans.

Sot full 4:35 "i sign after every show.

We develop friendships from that.

I am happily married.

I do want to say that."

That last part is important.

Because... according to vincent... there's another man who believed for a long time that he was in a relationship with her.

A scammer convinced one of the country music artist's fans they were in love... and to send her a lot... of money.

Sot full 3:16 "so, there's somebody out there that thought they were sending you thousands of dollars.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars."

That fan... even left his wife for vincent.

The only problem was... she didn't know who he was.

Sot full 3:25 "he thought we were having a relationship.

My only thing with that is, if we were having a relationship, wouldn't we at least have dinner."

And the fbi says... scammers have nearly perfected the craft of manipulation... and persuasion.

Sot full 30:35 "they sit full time in a t of different places around the world with information and the interconnection that we all have with social media and the internet and they're targeting people."

Special agent richard baer works in white collar crime... he says these scammers look for people who are already big fans... and they play off that.

They ask for gift cards... or other forms of payment that can't be traced.

Sot full 36:15 "for some people, it might feel right."

It feels wrong for vincent... who says they've been contacted by the victim's ex- wife.

Sot full 7:49 "i am concerned that a wife, a jealous wife that thinks her husband is getting naked photos from me or is leaving her.

That concerns me.

I think it's getting into a dangerous situation."

Kyle horan... newschannel5.

Research shows that the average age for a child to have a cell phone is ten years old.

And most kids have some form of social media by the time they are twelve.

But not all parents just hand over mobile control.

Erin and bill shea explain why they keep a close eye on their children and their phones.

Bill shea framingham 33:26 - "be a busy body."

Framingham parents bill and erin shea say it's all about trust and responsibily when it comes to their kids digital lives and devices.

Erin shea framingham 33:07 - 33:10 "the phone is a privilege not everybody needs a phone."

The shea's know their kid's passwords and monitor their history ... but they also monitor their emotional well being while they're on their phones.

Erin shea framingham 31:45 - 31:51 "you always keep an eye on when they're on their phone.

What's their mood are they upset are they crying are they happy."

David richard social media expert 43:33 - 43:39 "if you're going to give you child a smart phone you need to treat them with the responsibility that as if they were driving a vehicle."

Social media expert david richard says the easiest thing a parent can do is look at the phone's screen time under the devices settings.

It allows you to see what app your child is using and for how long.

But then talk about what you find.

David richard social media expert 43:50 - 43:59 "it comes down to having an adult conversation that a smart phone is not a toy.

It is an adult communication device and it needs to be used accordingly."

And if that message isn't being received ... take the phone away.

Erin shea framingham 33:55 "you own the halloween is one of the deadliest days for pedestrian involved auto accidents.

Technology on some modern vehicles can help prevent a crash from happening.

Marc liverman found out how reliable it is.

Surveillance video shows two students ready to cross a street when a pickup truck runs right by them.

No one was hurt but every year thousands of pedestrians are killed in car crashes.

Some of today's vehicles have sensors that can detect a pedestrian and automatically stop the car.

But this testing with mannequins found it doesn't always work.

"there is a difference in performance in the vehicles that we are testing."

David harkey is with the insurance institute for highway safety which looked at 16 new sedans.

Most received an advanced or superior rating..

But the ford fusion failed to earn a rating at all.

The kia optima and hyundai sonata also performed poorly.

"this is a first step, there are obviously things that automakers can improve upon in the future."

The testing involved cars driving at 12 to 37 miles per hour during the day.

A recent study from triple found sedans were more likely to fail at faster speeds.

... after going around a turn.

... and especially in the dark.

"these systems do not work at night.

And if you look at the situation where the pedestrians are most vulnerable, it's at night."

Many vehicles only have the technology as an upgrade option.

"we're trying to push all of the automakers to do is to provide this technology as a standard option on their vehicles."

Safety experts believe as autobraking improves and becomes more widespread, it can save more lives.

Marc liverman, cbs news, new york.

The i-i-h-s gave vehicles points based on how much they slowed down.

The chevrolet malibu earned a basic credit... one step below advanced.

When we come back, a singer writes about family and loss and healing.

Her story ahead on mid morning.

Conversations about domestic violence tend to center around adults.

But people who monitor family situations know that all too often children are involved.

And, in missouri, one safe house for women wants kids to know all the red flags of domestic violence - even when it comes from outside of their home.

Tayler davis reports.

"unfortunately dating abuse is starting as young as 6th grade" that's why safe house educator dakota deering says children should know the red flags of domestic violence.

During national domestic violence awareness month, she teaches a safe dates course to middle and high schools.

"the goal is teaching them what healthy relationships like and how to avoid dating abuse" according to the resource center on domestic violence between 3 to 10 million children are exposed to adult domestic violence.

"kids they think a lot of this normal because it what you see on tv or its what they've seen in their own household" kelly middle school counselor janine mayberry says this course makes it easier to talk to students.

"i actually had a student who wasn't in a situation that wasn't good for her and we talked and she cried and i said do remember when ms. dakota was here" deering tells me the red flags are physical abuse , isolation, and being controlling.

"a lot of them will ask questions like i have a friend going through this , this , and this what should i do" eighth grader kayden mayberry says it's better he learned about it now.

"in the future we'd know if it isn't an unhealthy relationship for us or if someone else is in a bad relationship we can help" deering says many students are afraid to talk to their parents so learning at school helps.

"i do think to cut those numbers down the education is where it starts because you can only work out of what you been given" if you would like to learn more about the warning signs or have this session at your allison moorer and her sister shelby lynne are both acclaimed singer- songwriters.

Allison with an oscar nomination, and shelby a grammy award.

But they also share a childhood marked by one devastating moment, when their father shot their mother and then turned the gun on himself.

In her stunning new memoir, "blood," allison moorer writes about the legacy of that murder- suicide: two sisters' lifelong quest to make peace with their past, and the power of human resilience.

Anthony mason has that story.

Nat sot narr: for most of allison moorer's life, the story of her parents has been hiding in her music& moorer: "every record i've ever made has got some song on it that has something to do with this, something to do with my parents."

Narr: over the past few years, the 47 year old singer has been researching her mother and father... moorer: "those are the autopsy reports i sent away for in there."

Narr: especially their deaths: moorer: "i wanna know why.

// so that i can come terms and say, okay, well, what i'm really trying to do is forgive."

Mason: "can ya do that?"

Moorer: "yeah."

// "i needed to do that so that i could be happy."

Narr: in her new memoir, "blood," moorer tries to find proof that, as she writes, "we weren't and aren't ruined by it all."

Allison reads: "i'm still trying not to be the daughter of a murderer.

I'm still trying not to be the daughter of an abused and murdered woman.

I'm still trying to redeem them."

Narr: franklin and lynn moorer raised their daughters in frankville, alabama.

Allison & her older sister, shelby, grew up surrounded by music nat sot/family sings "you are my sunshine."

Narr: that's the family singing & playing together in the mid 70s.

Nat sot cont/family sings "you are my sunshine" allison: "and mama's singin' that low harmony, i'm singin that high harmony."

Narr: their father was a teacher and an aspiring songwriter.

But franklin moorer also had a drinking problem & a mean streak.

Mason: "you used to say a prayer every night.

What was that prayer?"

Moorer: "please, god, don't let daddy hurt mama.

And i would say it over and over and over."

Mason: "what was it you felt in the house?"

Moorer: "terror."

Narr: one day, while playing with shelby, allison fell off the family horse.

Moorer: "our daddy hit my sister in the face for it."

Moorer: "when your daddy beats the crap out of you, how are you supposed to feel like you're worth anything?"

Narr: in 1986, lynn finally left her husband & moved with the two girls to this rental house.

In the early hours of august 12th, franklin paid a visit: mason: "you heard the shots that morning?"

Moorer: " they woke me."

Mason: "it was shelby who went outside ?"

Moorer: "of course."

Narr: on the front lawn, shelby found their father had shot their mother and then turned the gun on himself: moorer: "i think he just broke.

Narr: shelby at 17 and allison 14 were suddenly orphans.

Nats: allison & shelby singing together allison; "it's a difficult thing to walk through the world and not belong to anyone.

So we belong to each other and //we have always felt like that."

Mason: "you've never been back there, have you?"

Moorer: "no, i've never been back to that house."

Narr: but it has never stopped haunting her.

Moorer: "the tragedy colors everything.

And all the good feels a bit bittersweet."

Moorer : "this is mama pregnant with sissy."

Narr: mementoes of her parents are all over allison's nashville home.

Moorer: "my mama was a great mama.

And she is why i'm okay.

She is why my sister is okay."

Mason: "what did she give you?"

Moorer: "she never ever let me believe that i was not loved."

Narr: if she has often doubted her father's affections, she still held onto his hat ... mason: "it travels with you?"

Moorer: "it travels with me."

Narr: ... his briefcase ...and his guitar: nat sot: "i'm the one to blame."

Mason: "how do you feel about him now?"

Moorer: "i feel nothin' but love."

Mason: "how did you get to that?"

Moorer: "time.

Time.

Investigation.

Willingness and havin' a little boy."

Mason: "how did that make a difference?"

Moorer: "i got to see and experience a little boy and know that my daddy was one at one time."

Moorer : this is my son john henry&" narr: allison's son& moorer : "bless his heart."

Narr: &is autistic.

She knows one day she'll have to explain the family history: mason: "did you figure out what you're gonna tell john henry?"

Moorer: "probably that his grandparents were troubled and beautiful, like we all are."

Just ahead - what a find.

There's big big dinosaurs in the bluffs near colorado springs.

That story is next on mid morning.

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