It's easier to get scammed on Facebook than you might think. So don't "Like" random things. Here are the most common scams and how they get you.
1. "Like" Farming. This is that one where you see the picture of a sick kid in the hospital, holding up a sign that says "If I get a million likes, I might not get a new liver. But maybe I will!" Do NOT like this photo . . . there's no sick kid waiting for a transplant. It's called "Like" farming. When you "Like" a post, Facebook puts a copy of that post on all your friends' news feeds. If they Like it too, it spreads to their friends. After 100,000 Likes, the page owner puts up ads, which then show up in ALL of your news feeds.
2. Celebrity Sex Tapes. This one has been around a while, but it never goes away. You click on a link that promises a new Rihanna sex tape, or Taylor Swift, or whoever. It takes you to a site where you fill out a survey, but you never get to see the tape. Meanwhile, the website is making nasty posts in YOUR NAME on all your friends' timelines. And more likely than not, it's loading malware onto your computer. Anything from stealing your personal data, to spying on you with your own webcam.
3. Who Viewed My Profile? This is another oldie-but-goodie. But still the most popular Facebook scam by far. There's no legitimate way to check who views your page. Facebook doesn't release that information to anyone. But it LOOKS really legitimate. It even uses your own friends' profile pictures to gain your trust. But then you're prompted to install a new browser extension. And those can record everything you enter on other websites, or even take over your whole profile.
4. Change Your Profile Colors. This one advertises an app that will allow you to change your profile to a different color. But if you’re like most people, you've been on Facebook for YEARS already . . . and you've NEVER seen a profile that’s not blue. Instead it takes you to another website, where you're asked to fill out a short survey. And the information you give is sold to marketing companies, who turn around and fill up the world with more spam. And if you entered your email address . . . forget about it.
AT&T is looking to fill 400 positions in North Carolina, , as the company expands its wireless network.
Smooth-Bor Plastics is moving into Spartanburg …investing $1million..creating 22 new jobs /visit www.sctechjobs.com.
The Military Base ...Task Force ...in SC...has fresh concerns about a new round of military base closures ...after ...leaders at Shaw Air Force Base were told to ground a squadrons as a... budget-cutting measure.
The Great American Baking Competition kicked off..last night… at 8 p.m. on CBS. / Francine Bryson, of Pickens, won the night's challenge after preparing a chocolate peanut butter bacon pie./
My stomach is huge. My arms are wobbly. You have heard ..or said it… / .researchers say 93% of college women engage in fat talk./ a “contagious” bonding ritual …that can set the stage for eating disorders.
adopt a cat or kitten for only $5 through Saturday../The Spartanburg Humane Society needs to find homes for 300 felines…detailsw spatnbg humane .org
kids who are being bullied can text to report harassment/ the free service is confidential and being offered by blackboard …A leading education technology company..go to tip txt
One thing the majority of women do and its not good hurricane season begins Saturday, Federal forecasters are calling for ..13 to 20 named Atlantic storms....half of those could strengthen into hurricanes... and up to 6 could become major hurricanes
Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will work with a Medicaid program in the state to encourage those between the ages of 17 and 21 to visit their doctors for checkups.
Nine trainees at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island will become U.S. citizens today. The ceremony is being held one day before the nine trainees graduate from basic training. The new citizens hail from Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Peru, Romania, Turkey and Vietnam.
. New data show that sales of bank-owned homes fell sharply in the first quarter, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the recovery in the U.S. housing market gains momentum.
Around the country, hundreds of buildings like the one in West store some type of ammonium nitrate. They sit in quiet fields and by riverside docks, in business districts and around the corner from schools, hospitals and day care centers. The Associated Press examined public records on hazardous chemicals stored across America. Drawing upon information from 28 states, the AP found more than 120 facilities within a potentially devastating blast zone of schoolchildren, the elderly and the infirm.
the Greenville Indie Fest, Saturday starts at 1…features a dozen music acts /…details at the artistry.gallery.com Info: 864-982-2087
I found this recipe and decided to make it on a weekend getaway with my family. They loved it. My niece and nephew had me make it twice...in one night. As I mention in the recipe, I make 16 servings instead of just 8. Try it and let me know what you think. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
16 slices pepperoni, cut into quarters
2 pieces string cheese (1 ounce each), cut into quarters
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Unroll crescent dough; separate into eight triangles. Place eight pepperoni pieces on each. Place a piece of cheese on the short side of each triangle; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Roll up each, starting with the short side; pinch seams to seal. Sprinkle with garlic salt and remaining Italian seasoning.
Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 appetizers.
NOTE: I will cut the crescent rolls in half to make 16 smaller appetizers. I will also brush the tops with melted butter and serve with warm marinara sauce. Mmm..
Check Out What It Looks Like From Inside a Tornado
Two storm chasers shot some pretty amazing footage from INSIDE a tornado this week. The twister touched down in northern Kansas on Monday, and they were in basically a half-car half-tank called a "Tornado Intercept Vehicle."
Moms now make more money than dads in nearly a quarter of all U.S. families, according to a study released by the Pew Research Center.
New construction along wade Hampton blvd …/ IHOP, Doctors Express and Greer family dental will create 1oo jobs.. hiring should begin soon.
40-year-old Melissa Kimberlin was killed in a hit and run early Tuesday morning…on , white horse rd.../ [police are looking for an older-model, two-door Nissan with rear spoiler … possibly maroon / the car may have damage on its front-end and under carriage. / call at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Meals on wheels free hot dog lunch is today 1030-noon at 15 oregon st greenville- greenville drive players will be there..
The app called –snapchat- is growing like crazy. In April, Snapchat reported 150 million snaps per day,… with billions of photos shared/ most users are 13-18…/snap chat - lets you send images… that self-destruct after 10 seconds/ although – screen shots can remain
Justin Bieber is under investigation for reckless driving - / a neighbor, former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, complained that beiber was driving his his white Ferrari at freeway speeds thru the neighborhood/ Bieber scurried into his home without speaking to Johnson..and then later declined to talk to deputies.
Coupons are making a comeback, this time for healthy and organic foods.. /check out of CommonKindness.com, of The Thrifty Mama, / Both Earth Fare and Whole Foods offer store coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons
Two Greenville county elementary students has tested positive for meningitis…at east north academy and woodland elementary../., a potentially fatal disease ….that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column./
/ the symptoms are fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, drowsiness and, nausea
a person associated with Ninety Six Primary school has a confirmed case of tuberculosis. The school is offering free skin testing to its students on Friday.
one of the winningest college quarterbacks. . Cullen Finnerty … was found dead near his family cottage in micigan …The 30-year-old former Grand Valley State University player..had gone fishing 3 days earlier/. /an autopsy will have to determine how Finnerty died
A new study says a lot more moms are the breadwinners in their households. The Pew Research study says 40 percent of households with children have the woman as either the sole or the primary earner.
The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers. But some lawmakers are hoping the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a tax code so complicated that most people buy software to help them file their returns or hire someone to do it.
Wednesday, highlight the growing influence of ``breadwinner moms'' who keep their families afloat financially. While most are headed by single mothers, a growing number are married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands.
A second Greenville County student has now tested positive for meningitis /at East North Street Elementary Academy / recently ,a student at Woodland Elementary in Greer was diagnosed /its., a potentially fatal disease ….that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column./
/ the symptoms are fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, drowsiness and, nausea
by Heidi Aiken - Miss Information,posted May 28 2013 12:00AM
. The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S..is $3.66 a gallon…. That's 17 cents higher than a month ago
Craigs list shoppers beware- Two separate…armed robberies .. in spbg ….in the westover drive area../ customers went to a home to look at merchandise..—when they were robbed - /police suggest you meet a seller in a neutral location ..and not alone/call Crime Stoppers at 58-CRIME
,On July 1, the interest rates on student loans …subsidized by Uncle Sam ….will most likely double to about 7% /.
80 dead animals have been found in the laurens County home..of a mom and her two adult daughters / animal carcasses..ere found in the refrigerator, freezer and throughout the property
one of Apple's first computers - a functioning 1976 model - has been sold at auction..for a record ($670,000). / , built in a family garage..by the tech company's founders Steve .Jobs and Steve Wozniak/; it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world.
Hot google search – for the day..cat bearding…
Out of 21 developed countries..there are laws that require employers to offer paid vacation../The U>S does not.. require employers to offer paid vacation time, although - 77 percent of U.S. workers do get paid vacation time,
Active duty military personnel and their families now have one more tradition to add to the Memorial Day holiday weekend: free admission at more than 2,000 arts, science and history museums around the country.
The patriotic perk comes courtesy of the "Blue Star Museums" program and includes complimentary entrance to sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day right through Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums program is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, MetLife Foundation and participating museums.
a plane crash yesterday – killed two men from Greenville..flying from florida….the single-engine plane went down around 6:30 p.m. near Robins Air Force Basein Georgia/. On board..were 58-Anthony Cabeza, 58, and 71- Julius Gilreath,
The latest thrill in the Myrtle Beach,.. is the jetpack. That uses high pressure water jets… to propel you to 30 feet above the waves. / the jetpack ride costs $100 for 30 minutes. The summer price will be 169 bucks /
58-year-old Rebecca Keith, 33-year-old Amanda Keith and 31-year-old Sarah Keith are charged with ill treatment of animals and failure to bury animals properly. / Officials in Spartanburg County have issued a warning to residents after a sewage spill Monday morning.at the Lawson Fork Pump Station on Country Club Road /wastewater overflowed into Lawson Fork ./.stay out of lawson fork creek…including the around Glendale Shoals.
The federal government is investigating Ford F-150 pickups with EcoBoost --2011 through 2013 model years / after drivers reported that the engines lost power during acceleration.
The sixth installment in the ``Fast & Furious'' franchise is No. 1 at the box office. / The Hangover Part III'' opened in second place.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is trying to track down a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run about 1 this morning.., at White Horse Road and SC 81 or Anderson Road, just north of Interstate 185
A couple of craigs list customers in sptnbg – have been attacked and robbed..Spartanburg law enforcement is warning those who look shop for items on Craigslist to take precautions after people trying to make purchases were attacked and robbed.
A release from Spartanburg Public Safety said that on April 8, a man went to 297 Westover Drive to try to purchase some furniture that had been advertised, and as soon as the he walked around the back of the house to see the furniture, the bogus seller struck him in the head with a handgun and stole his money.
On May 24, a man went to the same area in response to an ad about a motorcycle for sale, and when he walked around a house to look at the motorcycle, he was attacked by two men armed with handguns who stole his money and his cellphone.
Spartanburg Public Safety Department is reminding everyone to use extreme caution when responding to these type advertisements. They suggest meeting the seller at neutral location in a well-populated area with good lighting and taking someone along with you.
SPS also encouraged people to remember "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 58-CRIME or text TIP649 tips to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous.
The proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc. and American calls for American's current CEO Tom Horton to lose that job and become chairman. American has proposed severance pay of almost $20 million, along with lifetime flight benefits. The Justice Department says a proposed $20 million severance payment for the CEO of American Airlines is too big and should be rejected.
inspired by Columbine.;....a 17-year-old Oregon boy is accused of planning to blow up his high school./ An arraignment is scheduled for today...for Grant Acord ....he'll be charged as an adult with attempted aggravated murder. / . Authorities also say the school has been searched and is safe to reopen today following the holiday weekend.
Some Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado are being targeted for recall efforts for voting to tighten the state's gun laws. Some see it as early fallout over a number of legislative votes in the wake of the Newtown shootings and a test of gun-rights groups' ability to control elections/.
Firefighters are hoping for cooler temperatures and higher humidity to help them battle a roughly 1,000-acre wildfire in California mountains near Santa Barbara. The blaze threatens about 50 homes and has forced several thousand people, most of them Memorial Day campers, to evacuate campgrounds.