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Here’s what’s inside our September 2015 Newsletter:
The Gulfcoast Networking Team
SCAM ALERT – FAKE FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY FOR FAMOUS THEME PARK
Facebook is a playground for cybercriminals, and one of their recent scams is a fake Walt Disney World page on Facebook that supposedly offers chances for winning free vacations.
People are told to Share and Like the page in order to enter, and to comment to “double your chances.” Of course, Walt Disney World has absolutely nothing to do with the fake Facebook page, and no one is going to win a vacation. The purpose is for unsuspecting people to spread the scam via their friends’ Facebook walls and news feeds. The ultimate goal of the scammers is to harvest as many Likes as possible so the page can later be repurposed by its operators and sold to others on the underground market.
Here are some ways to help to determine if a Facebook page contest is legitimate or not:
~Look carefully at the name of the company. Scammers often add a hyphen, period, or exclamation point to the name. Or the name may be misspelled.
~Check the date on which the page was founded on Facebook. Typically, it’s within the last couple of days.
~Has the page posted anything else other than the contest details? If not, it’s a fake.
~Look for contest rules. If there aren’t any, it’s a fake.
Keep your eyes open while you’re on Facebook. You don’t want to be lured by an image of Mickey Mouse and end up being scammed by a rat!
NEWS FROM THE SHOP
Drop in and we’ll show you how small an i5 based system with 8gb of memory and a 240gb solid state drive can be.
GO PINTEREST-ING! – COOL STUFF TO PIN ON YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS
Dry Erase Chart For Back to School
Blackberry And Almond Coffee Cake
Decorating With Vintage Ladders
You haven’t started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get
To sign up, go here https://pinterest.com/join/signup/
FREE FEATURED APPS – THESE THREE ARE WELL WORTH A LOOK
Hold your mobile device up toward the sky and this interactive astronomy guide will augment your stargazing with detailed information.
Farmer Sim 2015
Here’s your chance to plow through the challenges of farming including harvesting and selling crops and using realistic machinery.
This app has been described as being like a “financial GPS” to keep you headed in the right direction with your spending decisions.
SITES OF THE MONTH
Unclaimed Balances Might Be Yours
There are a variety of sources of unclaimed money in the U.S. including tax refunds, banks, credit unions, and pensions. Could some of this money belong to you? Visit this site for links to begin unclaimed money searches. You’ll also find information about unclaimed money scams.
Start With Better Breakfasts
September is Better Breakfast Month and a great time to gather new breakfast ideas. Browse through delicious recipes here such as Apple Sandwiches, Raspberry Scones, and Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos. Plain toast will be toast!
Real Bad Real Estate Photos
When you’re trying to sell a house, it’s important to make the place look as good as possible. Unfortunately, the real estate photos featured on this site don’t exactly do that. Make room in your day to look around these hysterically strange rooms and enjoy a few laughs.
Dive Into Shipwrecks
You may have seen in the news recently that gold coins were discovered from a shipwreck off the Florida coast. If sunken ships and buried treasure intrigue you, explore this site’s articles and photos about shipwreck discoveries throughout history and around the globe.
TWO TO VIEW – A COUPLE OF AMAZING VIDEOS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
Building Of One World Trade Center
In just about two minutes, watch the incredible 11-year construction of One World Trade Center from the ground to the sky.
Dog Duo Dashes to Dinner
See these pups grow from 11 weeks to 46 weeks as they repeat their race across the kitchen floor when it’s time for dinner.
SHORT TUTORIAL – HOW CAN I SEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY FOR SOMETHING ON PINTEREST?
Question: I like to use Pinterest to look for home decorating and craft ideas, but sometimes it takes a long time to find what I want. How can I search more efficiently for something on Pinterest?
Answer: To find things more easily on Pinterest, you can use the site’s Guided Search feature. It’s a great way to sift through Pinterest’s 750 million boards and 30 billion pins to find just the right ideas.
Pinterest’s Guided Search works like this:
~Type your search term into Pinterest’s search bar and you’ll see “Guides” pop up, which help find keywords to add to your search. Guides are scrollable — just click on the arrow at the far right of your display to see additional options.
~When you click a Guide, you’ll automatically add it to your original search query. Then a fresh set of Guides will appear under the search bar, and you can continue selecting more keywords to narrow your focus.
~Guided Search is especially valuable as a visual search engine for inspiration.
http://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/finding-things-on-pinterest#Web for more tips about searching on Pinterest.
We hope you found this newsletter to be informative. It’s our way of keeping
you posted on the happenings at our shop.
Thanks for your business!
Rob Marlowe, Senior Geek
Gulfcoast Networking, Inc
6335 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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