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    Useful checklist if someone mails gives you a check.

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    A SOUTH Australian student lost six months of work from a computer virus sweeping the state that cripples machines.

    SA Police have warned computer owners about an influx of ransomware scams, which encourage computer users to click on email links, activating a virus that locks computers by encrypting data.

    The locking of the computer is generally linked to a demand or request for money in order to reinstate computer access.

    Any device attached to the infected machine will also be encrypted.

    At least 10 incidents have been reported to SA Police, via the Australian Cybercrime Reporting Network, over the past two weeks but investigators believe that may be the tip of the iceberg.

    In one case, a student reported losing about six months’ work as a result of such an attack.

    Recovery from an attack is difficult, if not impossible, police said.

    The scam emails vary in format and often purport to represent significant legitimate organisations in order to trick computer users.

    Recent scams claimed to be from Australia Post and Australia Federal Police.

    Police believe the attacks are emanating from overseas and are likely to continue.

    Police e-crime experts urge people not to click on any links attached to unsolicited or suspicious emails.

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    Teenage conman caught out by his fake Ferrari

    Teenage conman caught out by his fake Ferrari | The Times


    • Sam Cook claimed to have built £2,000 up to £21 million — but his £165,000 Ferrari was actually a kit car based on an old £1,000 FordSWNS



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    Published at 12:01AM, August 1 2015

    He drove a £165,000 Ferrari, wore a £120,000 wristwatch and boasted of his love of fine dining — but the teenager who claimed to have the Midas touch playing the financial markets was as phoney as his bright red sports car, it has been revealed.
    Sam Cook, 18, of Lewdown, Okehampton, was jailed for 26 months yesterday for paying for his lavish lifestyle with £110,000 entrusted to him by family friends.
    Having bragged in his local newspaper that he had turned a £2,000 loan into £21 million by playing the currency markets, it was his fake Ferrari that led to his downfall.
    Plymouth crown court was told that, after reading the article, Detective Constable Dan Parkinson decided to look into Cook’s background. He checked the car registration and discovered that the Ferrari F430 Scuderia was, in fact, a kit car based on a £1,000 second-hand Ford.
    Kelly Scrivener, for the prosecution, told the court that Mr Parkinson had tracked down at least six people who had parted with money under the false impression that Cook would invest the funds in the stock market. “The police found that he did not have a legitimate business at all, but pocketed the money and lived a lavish lifestyle.”
    The six victims invested £110,200 in total — money they could ill afford to lose. One man gave Cook £35,000 instead of paying off his mortgage. Another of the victims lost £6,000 she had been saving to buy a car. In Cook’s defence, Michael Green said he had given in to the temptation of easy money. He made up the newspaper story because he “wanted to make his parents proud of him”, he added. “He is 18 years old, and suddenly found himself with quick money in his bank account and he gave into temptation and spent it. It was a bogus company, it was a bogus investment. It was inevitable that this would come to light, and so it did.”
    Mr Green said that both Cook and his father, Peter, were trying to raise money to repay the victims. “The defendant hopes to gain employment, and repay his victims himself.”
    Cook’s defence was not helped when one of his victims revealed that after the teenager had admitted six counts of fraud at an earlier hearing, a photograph had been posted online of him dressed as a judge, and making an offensive gesture, with his father alongside him dressed as a police officer.
    Mr Green said: “I have spoken to the defendant about the picture this morning, and it is something he deeply regrets. He wasn’t responsible for bringing the props or the photo booth, and was unaware that the photo would be shared online.”
    Sentencing Cook to 26 months in prison, Judge Richard Powell said: “You used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. You had an expensive flat, an expensive car, albeit not a Ferrari. You used money that was not yours to go on overseas holidays, and present an image of success. You should be ashamed.”

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    Well, this doesn't surprise me:

    Single, Divorced Or Widowed? New Study Says Auto Insurers Are Ripping You Off

    Full story: https://www.yahoo.com/autos/single-d...341307982.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Wolf View Post
    Well, this doesn't surprise me:

    Single, Divorced Or Widowed? New Study Says Auto Insurers Are Ripping You Off

    Full story: https://www.yahoo.com/autos/single-d...341307982.html
    Consumer Reports just had a story on this as well, that some companies essentially act like the cable company with their pricing gimmicks is mind numbing.

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    I'm glad this woman was caught . . .

    A beauty pageant queen was dethroned after lying about cancer treatments to rake in thousands of dollars, Pennsylvania police said.

    Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, the 2015 winner of a Miss Pennsylvania offshoot pageant, was arrested Tuesday for fraudulently raising money for treatment for leukemia — which she never had, state police told WJAC.

    Weaver-Gates, 23, took her two-year scheme so far that she shaved her head and fooled her own family, forcing her sister to drive her to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for fake treatments, police said. The sister waited in the lobby for up to eight hours while Weaver-Gates disappeared upstairs, they said.


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    Belle Gibson comes clean on cancer hoax

    Belle Gibson's empire was crumbling before her eyes. Weeks before her book, "The Whole Pantry," was set to be published in Britain and the United States, an Australian newspaper began chipping away at Gibson's claims that she had been given only months to live after she was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer in 2009.

    The wellness guru survived for years and said she withdrew from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments and healed herself with “nutrition and holistic medicine."

    “I believe that people are here to be teachers,”
    she said in November. “And I know that I defied so many universal and life rules for a reason.”

    The fantastical story seemed too good to be true. And, it turns out, it wasn't true at all.

    Several book deals, nearly 200,000 Instagram followers and one acclaimed mobile app later, Gibson has finally come clean.

    "None of it's true," she told the Australian Women's Weekly in her first comments acknowledging that she had duped the world with an elaborate hoax.

    "I don't want forgiveness," she told the Weekly. "I just think [speaking out] was the responsible thing to do. Above anything, I would like people to say, 'Okay, she's human.'"

    An excerpt published online by the magazine is based on multiple interviews with a coy Gibson. The full interview and story will be published in print on Thursday.

    The excerpt doesn't reveal much about Gibson's motives for inventing such a serious diagnosis and leading her legion of followers to believe that fruits, vegetables, and natural remedies -- not medical treatment -- cured her of a deadly cancer.

    If anything, the revelation leads to even more questions than answers.

    Her interviewer, Clair Weaver, explained the nearly impossible task of verifying just about anything Gibson said:

    At first, she seems gullible, muddled and emotional. She tells stories that are frustratingly vague, unverifiable and sometimes far-fetched.
    When pressed by The Weekly, she’s often unable to provide details such as names, locations and dates. Nor explain why her behaviour, even by her own telling, often seems irrational and illogical.
    Why, for example, did she never have a brain scan? Wasn’t she terrified to find out she was pregnant with her son after allegedly being given months to live? Why would she devote so much time and energy into developing The Whole Pantry app (including time away from her son) if she believed she was dying?
    In response, she claims to have been naïve, to have trusted the wrong people and to have honestly believed she was healing herself of cancer. She didn’t have a parent figure to guide her, she says.

    Gibson's claims go on and on.

    She said that her health issues were related to a negative reaction to the Gardasil HPV vaccine.

    She claimed to have died during a medical procedure -- and then emerged from a post-operative coma.

    How much of it is true, no one knows. Everything is being questioned.

    "She says she is passionate about avoiding gluten, dairy and coffee, but doesn't really understand how cancer works,"
    the Australian Women's Weekly wrote. "All of which begs the question: is this young woman really capable of masterminding one of the biggest hoaxes in recent history?"

    Believe it or not, the improbability of all of these stories might have gone unnoticed, and Gibson might have quietly joined the growing ranks of "holistic" healing evangelizers, had it not been for the diligence of the Australian, which first exposed some of the massive holes in Gibson's story in a March investigation.

    After the newspaper spoke with Gibson and questioned her story, she claimed that perhaps her initial cancer diagnosis in 2009 was due to a medical error, despite the fact that earlier in 2014 she had informed her followers that the cancer had spread to her spleen, liver, uterus and blood:

    Would she name the doctor? No. Was he a medical practitioner? She seemed uncertain. Suddenly Gibson broke down sobbing, saying she had never wanted her private medical details to become public property.

    "I want some of my privacy back," she declared.

    Earlier in the month, charities for which Gibson claimed to have raised money told the Sydney Morning Herald that they never saw any of it.

    That was all it took for publishers to move swiftly to pull her book in Australia and cancel production plans in the United States and Britain, citing their inability to verify Gibson's story.

    If nothing else, Gibson's saga is a cautionary tale about the growing alternative medicine industry, which thrives on a resistance to facts and science.

    There are those who believe salt and baking soda can cure cancer, or that smart watches cause it, despite a clear lack of evidence supporting those claims.

    Gibson rose to fame knowing that her ardent followers, some with large megaphones, would be willing to ignore the medical improbability of her story in favor of the hope she represented.

    She was right -- at least for a short time.

    The Australian Women's Weekly noted that she had "millions of followers." At one point, her "Whole Pantry" app was featured on Apple's Web site for the new Apple Watch. Her book of the same name was also a hit.

    Now, courtesy of the magazine's cover, Gibson is known as this: "The girl who conned us all."

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    Another charity scam . . .

    Jared Fogle's Child Obesity Foundation an Apparent Sham

    Jared Fogle had something for minors, but it wasn’t money: Turns out his foundation to help battle childhood obesity did little but raise the Subway pitchman’s profile, USA Today reports. According to tax records, the Jared Fogle Healthy Lifestyle Nationwide School Grant Program spent an average of just $73,000 annually between 2009 and 2013 and never issued a grant. This despite Fogle’s promise to give schools and community organizations $2 million to battle the condition that so affected his own life.

    Full story: https://www.yahoo.com/health/jared-f...5408.html?nf=1

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    Kinda creepy...

    Malware emails that masquerade as something official are not rare, but these messages are fairly unique: they are said to contain accurate speeding data, including street names, speed limits, and actual driving speeds, according to the Tredyffrin Police Department, located close to Philadelphia.

    Malware scam appears to use GPS data to catch speeding Pennsylvania drivers | The Verge
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    How to Avoid Being Scammed

    The best way to avoid being scammed is to adopt, not shop! But should you decide to purchase a pet, never buy one you haven't met in person. Please make sure to follow these tips when using the Internet to find a pup:

    Always visit. Responsible breeders and rescue groups will be more than happy to offer you a tour.
    Pick your puppy up at the kennel, rather than having the puppy shipped or meeting the seller at a random location

    Please keep in mind that pet adoption is still your best option, even if you are seeking a purebred dog. There are thousands of dogs waiting for good homes at local animal shelters, including purebreds! There are also a number of reputable breed rescue groups passionate about finding great homes for purebred dogs who have been abandoned, abused or surrendered to shelters.

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    Scams facing people with lost pets, as with above you want to see the pet first.

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    Ever Bought Art on a Cruise? Prepare to Be Seasick

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    Raving Fanz, everyone needs & loves them.

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    Vanessa there wasn't much sleeping, and I think you know what I men...

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    Hey Scumbag,

    Stop stalking me and my friend or I will report you. You piece of shit, cock-sucker douche. I do not know why you are doing this! You slept together once, only once. It does not mean anything. Have not you heard of hook up?

    So, f*** off and leave us alone

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    I'm sensing there's a whole soap opera episode as the backstory to those emails, Jack.

    Do we need to know details ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post
    I'm sensing there's a whole soap opera episode as the backstory to those emails, Jack.

    Do we need to know details ????
    LOL, I wish I had those sort details. Sadly in my life the knee brace made of feather-light material got me the hottest.

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    Both of the above hit my spam filters and I guess they are some sort of phishing or ransom email scam since others have gotten identical.




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    poor ribbies......such a heartbreaker.
    Haven't lost any money to online scams.......results are typical.

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    Lost Pet? Watch Out for This Text Message Scam

    Posting on social media is a great way to alert a wide range of people about a lost pet. Unfortunately, that same publicity can put you at risk for scams. Con artists comb social posts to find targets who have lost their beloved pets.


    How the Scam Works


    You recently lost your pet, so you turn to social media to alert friends and neighbors. You create a public post – or even a group – to help spread the word. You share your phone number and other details, so people can easily reach you.


    A few days later, you get a text message from someone claiming to have found your lost dog or cat. You ask them to describe your pet and/or send a photo, but the conversation quickly takes a strange turn. The scammer will give excuses, such as being out of town or not having a working smartphone, for why they can't snap a photo. Instead, the person will pressure you for money (or a gift card) to return your pet. Although you may be tempted to do anything to see your dog or cat returned safely, don't pay up! The scammer doesn't have your pet. They will just take the money and disappear.


    How to Avoid a Lost Pet Con :


    Follow these tips to prevent falling victim to a pet loss scam:

    Limit the information in your social posts : If you post on Facebook or other social media, omit information about unique physical attributes. This can help you verify if someone really found your pet.
    Watch for spoofed numbers : If you get a call from someone claiming to have your pet, ask them for a phone number where you can call them back. Scammers often spoof phone numbers, so they appear to be calling from somewhere else.
    Ask for a photo : If a caller claims to have your pet in their possession, ask them to send a current picture. If the "finder" gets defensive or makes a lot of excuses, it's a red flag.
    Never wire money or use a prepaid debit card to pay anyone you don't know . This is the same as sending cash.
    Microchip and/or ID tag your pet : Consider having your veterinarian microchip your pet, or make sure they always wear a collar and ID tag.

    For more information :

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