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Dijon D. Roberson’s New Book ‘Chronicles of a Mentally Controlled Heart’ is an Expressive and Poignant Collection of Poetry Written in the Wake of Losing a Parent

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - October 28, 2022 - (

Fulton Books author Dijon D. Roberson, a Brooklyn native and direct support professional assisting those with mental disabilities, has completed his most recent book "Chronicles of A Mentally Controlled Heart": a gripping and moving compilation of works written out of the need to heal after the passing of his father.

"I felt like no one was listening. I felt like I was in a world all by myself," says Roberson. "I couldn't sleep. I didn't want to be bothered with anyone or anything. I didn't want to go anywhere or participate in anything. I felt like only my heart could understand exactly how I felt. It just seemed like everything in life was falling apart. I was stuck in my own little shell. I had just lost my dad, whom my mother was married to for twenty-two years, at the time. My mother was slipping into a depression, along with my sister; as for me and my brother, we had to try to hold it down. It was hard, very hard. Although I'm not the oldest, I still felt like I had more responsibility than the rest. I didn't want to slip into depression, so I had to find a way for someone to listen to me as I speak. No one was there. I would stare. I found myself always being in a daze, and as I was in that daze, I'd heard a voice, my voice, and it began to speak to me."

Published by Fulton Books, Dijon D. Roberson's book compiles poems dealing with the heartbreak of losing a parent and the healing process afterwards. Roberson grew up in a very loving home in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the hardships of growing up in a one-bedroom apartment with his parents and two siblings, Roberson says his parents always made the best of it. Their relationship is a constant inspiration in his life.

Roberson says his upbringing allowed him to understand the true meaning of family and love. "I've always watched the amount of love my parents had for each other," he says. "It was never a dull moment." This love is clear within Roberson's earnest writing in "Chronicles of A Mentally Controlled Heart."

Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase "Chronicles of A Mentally Controlled Heart" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes & Noble.

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Facebook Marketplace, Zelle Scams Are Fastest-Growing Scams in 2022

BeenVerified's analysis of more than 165,000 phone scam complaints reveals the most common consumer phone scams as well as the fastest-growing scams of the year.

Facebook Marketplace, Zelle Scams Are Fastest-Growing Scams in 2022

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NEW YORK - November 23, 2022 - (

Received a text or call this year claiming there was a problem with an Amazon order? Or how about claims of fraudulent activity on an online account? Scammers have taken on new tactics and strategies to target consumers this year, and while business imposter scams remain the No.1 phone or text scam in America, other scams have quickly entered the scene, according to the latest analysis from BeenVerified.

"Scams that show fast growth are worth our attention, as they often become scams that dominate in years to come," said Robert Lowry, the vice president of security at BeenVerified

A multitude of new and old scam angles were reported, among them ones targeting peer-to-peer payment services and other platforms connecting users directly to one another. The fastest-growing scam types in 2022 were Facebook Marketplace (up 184.8% from 2021) and P-2-P cash transfer apps Zelle (86%) and PayPal (31.8%), as well as crypto and romance scammers that use the popular phone and text message app WhatsApp (32.1%) to target their victims. 

BeenVerified examined tens of thousands of scam calls and text complaints over the course of the year. The analysis found that overall business imposter scams are the number one type of scam by volume (15.1%), followed by romance scams (14.3%), which showed an increase of 10% since 2021

Fastest-growing scams in 2022

RankType of ScamPercentage change 2021-2022
1Facebook Marketplace184.8%

As we head into the busy holiday shopping season, BeenVerified warns consumers to be careful of business imposter scams, which comprised 15.1% of all scam messages this year. Scammers impersonate legitimate businesses like Amazon, Apple and other name-brand companies to appear reputable to their target, only to then steal their personal or financial information.

Top scam messages in 2022

RankType of Scam% of Comments
1Business Imposter15.1%
2Bank/Credit Card10.3%
5Free Money6.4%

How to help protect yourself from phone scams:

If a text, call, or email feels like it might be a scam, here are tips to help stay secure online:

  1. Don't respond to the message. Responding to messages alerts the scammer of a valid number and someone willing to talk—this can cause more attempts to solicit information. If a text or call is presumably legitimate, find the company's support number and call them back directly.
  2. Don't click links. Links can be connected to malicious software, such as ransomware, spyware or a computer virus.
  3. Don't provide personal information. Any personal information, such as a birth date, credit card security code or even the last four digits of a Social Security number, could give scammers the last piece to the puzzle they need.
  4. Don't give someone remote access to your device. Never hand over control of a computer or device, unless the owner of the device initiated contact with the company.
  5. Don't pay with gift cards. A legitimate business will never ever ask a shopper to pay by gift card.

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