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BBB: Romance scams: Avoid finding love in all the wrong places

first_img Facebook Twitter BBB: Romance scams: Avoid finding love in all the wrong places Twitter Facebook By admin – February 11, 2018 Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. BBB Scam TrackerOnline dating and social media have made it easier than ever to meet new people and find potential dates. Unfortunately, it has made scammers’ work simpler too. Con artists create compelling backstories, and full-fledged identities, then trick you into falling for someone who doesn’t even exist. This form of deception is known as “catfishing.”Most romance scams start with fake profiles on dating sites created by stealing photos and text from real accounts or elsewhere. Scammers often claim to be in the military or working overseas to explain why they can’t meet you in person. Over a period of time, the scammer builds a fake relationship with you, exchanging photos and romantic messages, even talking on the phone or through a webcam.Just when the relationship seems to be getting serious, your new sweetheart has a health issue or family emergency or wants to plan a visit. No matter the story, the request is the same: they need money. But after you send money, there’s another request and then another. Or the scammer stops communicating altogether.According to the Federal Trade Commission, there were over 14,000 romance scam reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2016. This is more than triple the nearly 4,500 reports made just a few years back in 2012.To avoid any heartbreak, BBB warns of these red flags in a catfish scam:Pressure to leave the dating site. The scammer immediately suggests moving the conversation to text message or your personal email. Also, watch out for profiles that message you immediately after being matched, mainly on dating apps.Hasty expressions of love. They express instant feelings of love, although they have very little knowledge of you.Change of plans. They make plans to visit, but are unexpectedly prevented by a traumatic event or a business deal gone sour. Some may say they’re out of the country for business or on deployment.Requests for money. They make multiple requests for more money, and may even test you and ask for a little at first, and then continue to ask for larger amounts. In some cases, the scammer sends you money and requests you transfer it to another account. If it’s a sudden major expense, that’s a red flag. Don’t wire money if you’re asked to cover travel costs, medical emergencies, hotel bills, hospital bills for a child or relative or visas and other official documents.If you come across any suspicious activity or are a victim of a romance scam, file a Scam Tracker report at bbb.org/scamtracker and the FBI at ic3.gov.center_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Meal etiquette for travelers to ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 1 through Feb. 9 admin WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Apology Accepted- Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Forwarding Message Asking People To Display Black Flags To French President

first_imgNews UpdatesApology Accepted- Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Forwarding Message Asking People To Display Black Flags To French President Sparsh Upadhyay22 March 2021 12:07 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently granted bail to a Man (named Mohammad Naeem) accused of forwarding an objectionable message regarding the French President and asked the people to display black flags as a mark of protest at their houses, shops, and other establishments. The Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh was hearing the bail application filed by the applicant in FIR No.548 of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently granted bail to a Man (named Mohammad Naeem) accused of forwarding an objectionable message regarding the French President and asked the people to display black flags as a mark of protest at their houses, shops, and other establishments. The Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh was hearing the bail application filed by the applicant in FIR No.548 of 2020 under sections 109, 153-A, 505(1) (b), 505(2) IPC and 67 of I.T. Act. Accused tenders apology The Counsel for the accused-applicant submitted before the Court that Accused did not inscribe the message and he only forwarded the objectionable message. It was further submitted that he wished to tender his unconditional apology for forwarding the message and undertake that he wouldn’t indulge in any such activity in the future. To this, the Court had directed his counsel to file an affidavit of the accused-applicant from jail regarding his unconditional apology stating that he has a firm belief in communal harmony and peace in the society and in the Indian Constitution and Rule of Law. Pursuant to this, the accused-applicant filed an affidavit, containing the said content from jail and which was placed on record to supplementary affidavit. Court’s order Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, the accused/applicant tendered an apology and expressed his regret for forwarding the message, inasmuch as the accused-applicant had no criminal history and had been in jail since 07th November 2020, the Court found it to be a fit case for granting bail. Lastly, it was directed that the applicant (Mohammad Naeem) be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond and two sureties of the like amount to the satisfaction of the Magistrate/Court concerned. In related news, the Allahabad High Court had, in January 2021, granted bail to a Truck Driver named Amar Pal Yadav who allegedly sent a WhatsApp message threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath if gangster Mukhtar Ansari was not released within 24 hours. Similarly, in December 2020, the Allahabad High Court had granted bail to a 25-year-old youth named Kamran Ameen Khan who allegedly sent a WhatsApp message threatening to kill UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with a bomb. Case title – Mohammad Naeem v. State of U.P. [Bail No. – 10832 of 2020] Click Here To Download Of Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Pugh receives clearance to play in Senior Bowl, one of first non-seniors to play in game

first_imgJustin Pugh will be one of two non-seniors to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl on Jan. 26, the first time any non-seniors have played in the game.Pugh, who decided to forego his final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL Draft, is able to play because he completed four years of school and earned his degree, according to a press release. Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker is the other non-senior to be playing in the game.An All-Big East First Team selection for the past two seasons, Pugh started every during his four seasons at Syracuse. The left tackle missed the first four games of 2012 after having shoulder surgery in the offseason.Pugh’s return stabilized the offensive line as it blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Jerome Smith.“It is an honor to bring Justin to the Senior Bowl as a 4th year junior graduate,” Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said in the press release. “He has excelled on the field as well as in the classroom, so he is deserving of being here and will have an opportunity to really elevate his stock for the upcoming NFL Draft.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPugh will play on the North team with former Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib.The Senior Bowl, played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., is a showcase for some of the country’s best players to show off their skills in front of NFL scouts as they prepare for the NFL Draft in April.Pugh is a potential first-round pick, though CBSsports.com projects him to go in the second round. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Rain totals hit seasonal norm today

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBefore the current storm, the last storm to produced more than an inch was in April 2006, Seto said. Though only about an inch of rain fell in most areas since Monday night, rainfall totals were much higher in the mountains. In Warm Springs, in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, 3.95 inches fell. At the fire station in Malibu’s Monte Nido area, 2.13 inches fell as of 7 a.m., but no slides were reported in canyon areas denuded by the wildfires that broke out Nov. 24 atop Corral Canyon and Oct. 21 in Malibu Canyon. In Orange County’s fire-denuded Santiago and Modjeska canyons, no flooding or mudslides were reported. Parts of that burn area, in the Cleveland National Forest, have been coated with hydromulch, a gummy mixture of wood and paper that helps hold hillsides together. For the first time in two years, rainfall totals in Los Angeles were running ahead of the seasonal norm today. A little more than an inch of rain fell at the National Weather Service station at USC over the past day or so and, as of midnight, the seasonal total came to 3.34 inches since July 1, according to Stuart Seto of the NWS. The seasonal norm is 2.85 inches for this time of year, he said. In an average year, Los Angeles gets about 15 inches of rain, but last year only about 3.21 inches fell, making it the driest on record in 130 years. During the 2005-06 rainy season, the total was 11.6 inches. In the mountains, 3-7 inches of snow fell at elevations of 6,500 feet or more, and a NWS snow advisory remained in effect through noon. Seto said the brunt of the storm had passed, but a chance of showers would remain in the forecast through tomorrow. The weekend should be dry, and Monday and Tuesday — Christmas Day — should be mostly clear and warmer, with highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s. About 280 accidents handled by the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County between 5 p.m. yesterday and 5 a.m. today, compared to about 75 during the same period last week, said CHP Officer David Porter. One of those accidents left one person dead, he said, adding that it happened around 9 p.m. yesterday in Phillips Ranch. Details on the wreck were not expected until after 8 a.m. The storm brought 1.14 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, according to the NWS, with much heavier rainfall in Los Angeles County mountain areas, including 2 inches at Camp 9. The rain triggered power outages in Northridge, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported. It said that 25,500 customers were affected by outages, some of them brief, that spanned almost 10 hours, ending at 4:30 a.m., said Gale Harris of the DWP. Following are some other rainfall totals, as of 7 a.m.: — Bel-Air Hotel, 1.57 inches — Ballona Creek at Sawtelle Boulevard, 1.26 inches — Hollywood Reservoir, 0.99 inches — Los Angeles River at Firestone Boulevard, 0.72 inches — Chatsworth, 0.81 inches — Pacoima Dam, 1.85 inches — Santa Fe Dam, 1.14 inches 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgFOR years he was one of television’s most recognisable faces, but now Donegal actor Gavin O Fearraigh has become the latest victim of the recession – and has turned to waiting tables in Hollywood in a bid to get his career back on track.Gavin was the star of TG4’s Ros na Rún series for five years and once won telly’s Jigs N Reels.But the 31-year-old Gaoth Dobhair man now juggles a part-time job at a Mexican restaurant on Sunset Strip with as many part-time acting jobs as he can find. “It’s not really an option to not wait tables,” said the actor who played Conall Daly in the hit Irish language soap.He shares a Los Angeles apartment with a dancer to make ends meet but thinks a return to Ireland cannot guarantee work.“Things are a lot more difficult now,” he said.“They’ve tightened up in a lot of things, so even acting in Ireland is becoming hard.” And the Donegal man says that even if he were to come home, most of his friends have already left the country, most going to Australia.“Ireland’s a different place now,” said Gavin.“Talking to all my friends at home, a lot of them now have emigrated. I think right now they’re going to where work is.”“Even in Gaoth Dobhair now, everything’s closing down,” O Fearraigh said. “All the restaurants have closed, all the local pubs have closed.”But the hunk actor believes he can fulfill his American dream in Hollywood. He added: “I want to look back as an old man and be able to say I did it.”AdvertisementTHE RECESSION: FROM TG4 TO WAITING TABLES IN HOLLYWOOD FOR DONEGAL ACTOR was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more