Scammers reach people by phone, saying their data was hacked or
breached through iCloud, Apple’s online data storage service. The scam
is so effective because it sounds plausible, what with all the reports of data breaches, Business Insider
notes. The initial call is a robocall, which offers to connect the
prospective victim to a live person who can “help.” The individual on
the phone says they can fix the problem if provided personal information
(which could possibly include your Apple ID password, credit card
information). The scammers will use flattery and may even an offer of a
free iTunes gift card to poach your information, Apple says.
What you should do: Never share your Apple ID or temporary verification codes with anyone, Apple
advises. And using two-factor identification will add an extra layer of
protection to your account. If you receive an unsolicited call, hang up
immediately and contact Apple directly.
2. The shady taxi lost-and-found service
The scam: You are in a hurry and forget your bag or phone in the cab.
What do you do? Use a helpful service, like Yellowcabnyc.com, to locate
your missing item. Sounds legit, considering it has all the vital
keywords like NYC and yellow cab, right? Unfortunately, this “service”
offers to locate your lost item for $47, which of course goes directly
into the scammer’s pocket and your item is seemingly never retrieved,
the New York Post reported.
What you should do: If you lose something in a cab, call the cab company’s garage directly first, according to the City of New York government website. If you don’t recall the name of the cab company, you can complete this form. Additionally, you can call the lost property police precincts in each borough to see if your lost item was recovered. Not in New York City? You can still apply this advice no matter where you are, just by starting with the cab company’s office.
3. Airline ticket giveaway
The scam: If you put off booking that airline ticket for summer until now, you are probably thirsting for a last-minute deal. Then you happen to see an email or post on Facebook
or Craigslist offering one. All you need to do is wire cash for the
ticket to a Western Union account and you are given the ticket
confirmation number. Unfortunately when it’s time to travel, you find out the “ticket” you purchased doesn’t exist.
Scammers steal credit card information and purchase airline tickets, Scam Detector
says. They cancel the trip for credit but retain the ticket’s
confirmation number. Then they sell the ticket at a “discounted” rate on
a site like Craigslist, Kijiji, Oodle or Gumtree and make the sale look
legit because they provide the confirmation number.
What you should do: If you purchase an airline ticket online, make sure you go directly through the airline site or a reputable site like Expedia or Kayak.
While some deals may be tempting, they are most likely too good to be
true. If you purchase a fraudulent ticket, share what happened to you on
social media and contact the Federal Trade Commission.
4. The bogus government grant
The scam: Score! You receive a phone call that you’ve been awarded a healthy government grant because you paid your taxes
on time. All you need to do is provide your checking account
information so the money can be automatically transferred to your
account, but also to cover a one-time processing fee. The caller may say
they are from the “Federal Grants Administration” so the call sounds
legitimate, but the scam is to obtain access to your bank account.
hallmark of this scam is that scammers usually read from a script,
congratulating you for your eligibility and confirming that your
processing fee can be refunded if you aren’t completely satisfied,
according to the FTC. Also, the phone number will not have a caller ID,
although the call may appear to be coming from Washington, D.C.
Additionally, know you’ll never have to pay money for a “free”
The vacation rental house looks perfect online and the price is right —
but is it? Fake vacation rentals and time-share offers account for
about 8% of reports to the Better Business Bureau
scam tracker in 2017. Scammers may hijack an actual vacation rental ad,
posing as the agent to grab your money for the rental or will fabricate
a fake ad, designing a property that doesn’t even exist, the FTC says.
What you should do: Before you pay for a vacation rental,
be wary of someone asking you to wire the cash to them, the FTC
advises. Also, anyone who cannot connect personally because they are out
of the country or demands the security deposit up front should be a red
flag. Also, if the listing seems too good to be true, it probably is,
the BBB says.
6. The tax bill you don’t actually owe
The scam: About 5% of the scams reported to the BBB are criminals posing as IRS agents, threatening criminal prosecution for being remiss on paying your taxes.
The “agent” claims they can waive arrest if you pay a hefty fine
through a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer, the IRS
says. The latest version of this scam includes the scammer telling the
potential victim that two certified letters were mailed to the victim
but were returned as being undeliverable.
What you should do:
Know that the IRS will never ask for credit or debit information over
the phone or demand immediate payment without the opportunity to appeal
the amount, the IRS advises. Also, hang up the phone if you are contacted by someone posing as an IRS agent, the BBB says.
7. The jury duty scam
While missing your jury summons by mail could happen, you wouldn’t be
harassed by someone on the phone if you do miss your notice. Scammers
typically pose as a U.S. marshall or the local police, AARP
says, claiming you may be arrested because you missed jury duty.
Supposedly in order to confirm the call, the caller will ask for your
Social Security number and any other ID and will then offer to wipe
clean the warrant for your arrest if you pay a fine — in the form of a prepaid debit or gift card.
What you should do: Federal courts will never ask for personal information by phone, the United States Courts
says, and will not ask for Social Security or credit card numbers.
Should you receive this call, hang up immediately and contact the agency
the caller claims to be calling from, typically a government agency,
Sheryl Presley, Oklahoma City Police Triad coordinator told AOL says.
8. The ransom call
Typically delivered under the cloak of night, the kidnapping scam plays
on your fears that a loved one was kidnapped but would be returned
safely as long as a ransom is paid. Scammers reach out by phone, email
or Facebook message, claiming if you don’t pay up in the hour, your
loved one dies, Men’s Health
reports. The reason scammers get away with this is because they pick
the right hour to deliver the scary message, usually in the middle of
the night, so you are too disoriented to challenge or question the call.
What you should do: First reach out to the “kidnapped victim” before you jump to any conclusions, Men’s Health
suggests. Even though you may annoy your buddy with a call at 2 a.m. to
make sure they’re safe, shelling out thousands of dollars in “ransom”
is far more annoying. Keep in mind, the scammers may have scanned your
social media to identify a connection who posted about traveling or
being on vacation, CBS Boston
notes. This will make it harder to verify the whereabouts of your loved
one. Call 911 in the event you receive a call like this and get police
9. Fraudulent telemarketing calls
The scam: Just when you thought your mobile phone
was safe, scammers target you with fake telemarketing calls. You first
receive an email saying telemarketers may be calling your mobile phone,
playing off the rumors of a 411 mobile directory, the FCC says. The idea behind the scam is if your number is listed on the 411 service, its open to telemarketing calls — which is completely untrue and would be illegal.
What you should do:
Never share any personal information or data by phone with a
telemarketer. Most telemarketing calls placed to your mobile phone are
illegal and should be reported to the FTC.
Another trick: Block the caller on your phone so at the very least
they’ll have to call from another number to reach you again.
10. The “spear phishing” email
The scam: While phishing accounts for 34% of the BBB’s
complaints this year, “spear phishing” is on the rise. Phishing is when
a business emails you and asks to “verify” your personal information,
like your Social Security number, credit card numbers or passwords.
“Spear phishing” gives the scam a more personal flavor, as it appears to
come from someone you know and sounds more personal, USA Today says. This approach is far more dangerous because your guard may not be up, making you more likely to fall for this scam.
What should you do: As with any scam, be cautious of any emails asking for you to click on a link, USA Today
advises. Also, legitimate companies aren’t going to ask for your
password, and if a “friend” sends the email, reach out separately and
ask if the friend really sent that message — sometimes tiny differences
in an email address are hard to spot. Also, fraudulent emails are
typically fraught with typos. Be wary of links that take you to a URL
that begins with “http” rather than “https,” which is more secure. Read more (7/6/17)
It’s really hard to find romantic books featuring black
women. Most popular books centred around black women are based on some sort of
suffering and or abuse. Whilst it is important for their stories to be told, it
is quite disheartening there is so little representation in other genres.
Until There Was You- All he was looking for was some peace
and quiet. Instead, what ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson finds in the secluded cabin
in the woods is a gorgeous, smoky-eyed woman…who just happens to be pointing a
gun in his direction.
A Little Dare – Shelly and Dare were torn apart when Dare
decided to pursue a career in the FBI. Shelly
kept her pregnancy a secret so as not to tie him down. She returns 11 years
later to her home town to rekindle her relationship with the father of her son.
Taken by Storm- A handsome U.S. marshall Raphael Madison
tells floral designer Simone Whitfield that he’s her live-in bodyguard for the
duration of a high-profile court case. Simone discovers that sharing her home
with a bodyguard stirs up a storm of longing. Soon, their closeness becomes
Tonight and Forever- Lorren Jacobs marriage ends in divorce
and all she wants is to leave California behind. She returns to Texas where she
meets Justin Madaris. Lorren has vowed never to give her heart to another man,
but she can’t stop herself from responding to the handsome widower’s sensuous
whispers of love.
The Right Kind of Trouble- Twenty year old Lauren Bailey
is organized, responsible, and hyper-driven toward her goal of graduating
college. She already has enough on her hands and definitely has no time for
trouble. she’s not interested in that level of distraction. Until Ty. Ty opens
Lauren’s mind to a world beyond the strict walls she’s built.
Forbidden - Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won’t risk
her heart for him. As soon as she’s saved enough money from her cooking, she’ll
leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no
matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for
just one night might quench this longing…
Terre Haute is a HIGH security prison, it has a max security federal correctional institute, a medium security federal correctional institute, and a low security prison camp. The maximum security facility houses federal death row inmates. ( A special confinement unit is where most death row inmates are held. It has been accused of having inadequate conditions, and also that those on Death Row are routinely denied basic medical care, mental health services, and are subjected to noise that causes sleep deprivation.
The super-max cell is similar to this one shown above. They are by themselves, their meals are pushed through a slot, there is NO recreation but they’re allowed out of their tiny cells 3 times a week into cages.
The Death Chamber inside of Terre Haute Penitentiary.
Executions are performed here but may be moved to a state where it is legal if it is more convenient to the family and victims.
Between 3-12 hours before death a last meal is given to the inmate cooked by prison staff (alcohol is not an option). The inmate wears khaki pants, a white t-shirt, white socks, and slip on shoes to the gurney.
Up to 8 victims(or members of the victims family) can watch the execution, also the inmate can choose a spiritual advisor, 3 family members, and 2 attorneys. They are all located outside the execution room and can watch through glass. Ten members of the media are also allowed.
Last words are an option given to the condemned, a signal is then given by a U.S. marshal, and an executioner starts administering the lethal drugs. Time of Death is recorded, and almost always occurs early in the morning.
short and simple but just wanted to give some info on it.
We were playing a mod called Deadlands which is a kind of steampunk western setting. All of us except for the DM and one other guy were incredibly new to the RPG format so it was a bit of a slog at first. One member of the party was a U.S. Marshal and wanted to track down some leads at the sheriff’s office. This would be the first character dialogue of the game.
DM: Alright, you enter the sheriff’s office. It’s dimly lit, smaller than you would have imagined too. They have a single cell at the back and a telegraph machine behind the sheriff’s desk which is to the right of the doorway. The sheriff is sitting behind his desk and looks up as you enter.
NPC: Haven’t seen you boys before. What can I do for ya?
DM: Well what do you want to ask him? And remember, you’re in character.
Characters: Sam Winchester x female reader, Dean Winchester
Word Count: 2737
Warnings: nsfw, canon typical violence, mentions of blood, some smut, explicit language
Author’s Notes: This was written for @revwinchester Birthday Challenge. My prompt was camp counselor. Italics indicate a flashback. I started writing this in January on Friday the 13th and my dash was flooded with Jared (and his floofy hair) from his Friday the 13th movie. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I just went with it.
Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend a white school in the south, attended class by herself because parents of white students would not let them learn with her and had to be guarded by U.S. Marshalls because she received death threats on a daily basis. source
U.S. Marshals escorting the extremely brave Ruby Bridges, 6 years old, to school in 1960. This Courageous young girl is known as the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.
main character trips out of a tim hortons toonies and loonies falling out of their hand poutine lays chips bag on the ground character wobbles over towards car with alberta license plate before they get in they see some one and yell "you're a u.s. marshal, you don't have any jurisdiction up here." climbs into car flicks radio on to canada's top 40 countdown drives off passing two girls making out under a maple leaf flag with a goose chasing after the car wideshot of the canadian rockies a faint giggle off camera can be heard from emily andras herself
yup this definitely takes place in ye ol' u.s.a.
what i mean:
how does the justice system of the harry potter world function? are there jails besides azkaban for smaller crimes, or does one have to deal with crushing terror for peeing on a bush? why was barty crouch allowed to be involved in his own son's trial? is there any form of ethical training that goes into the ministry? also, how does azkaban work? are there human guards as well as dementors, or can dementors function well enough to feed prisoners or take them to visitation areas? if there are wizards or aurors who work within the prison system do they have to deal with constant feeling of dread from their coworker dementor jim just hanging out? what is the fugitive protocol? why were there no clear visible figures trying to find sirius, just dementors around hogwarts? can dementors function the same as u.s. marshals? is that what they're a metaphor for as well as depression? how did the law enforcement of the wizarding world close a case after finding only a man's finger, how did--
In today’s Black History they didn’t teach you in school, one in four cowboys were Black, despite the stories told in popular movies and books. In fact, it’s believed that the real “Lone Ranger” was inspired by an African American man named Bass Reeves. Reeves had been born a slave but escaped West during the Civil War where he lived in what was then known as Indian Territory. He eventually became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, was a master of disguise, an expert marksman, had a Native American companion, and rode a silver horse.
arrow season five appreciation week:day five ↳ favourite moment → adrian’s escape “Chase is in the protective custody of the U.S. Marshals. Yeah. Well, somebody better give them a call and place that son of a bitch under arrest.”