Here’s what’s inside our August 2016 Newsletter:
The Gulfcoast Networking Team
Looking for a job? If so, it’s likely that scammers are looking for you. Knowing that job hunters are in a vulnerable state of mind, scammers take advantage by placing phony job postings. They put job ads where legitimate companies do — online, in newspapers, and on TV — and promise things that are usually too good to be true, such as great money for little work or the ability to work from home. The job titles are typically very generic, like “sales representative” or “administrative assistant.”
When people start to go through the “employment process,” they find out the “employer” wants them to pay a fee before they can start working, stating it’s for training materials or something similar. Or, they may ask for credit card or banking information, or request a new bank account be opened. However, once people comply with the instructions, the scammers (and, with them, the money) disappear.
If you think you’re already involved in this type of scam, here’s what to do:
~Stop any further contact with the scammer and stop transferring money.
~Close your bank account and report the matter to your bank.
~Consider contacting the FTC.
Here are some tips for avoiding “Help Wanted” scams in the first place:
~Before responding to a job posting, research the company that’s advertising the job to make sure it’s legitimate.
~Use very specific search terms when looking for job postings online.
~There shouldn’t be any reason for you to send money to a potential employer, so don’t.
~Never give potential employers banking information prior to being hired (though this might be part of the process for setting up direct deposit once you’re employed).
~Trust your gut. If something seems fishy about the situation, stop the process until you do further research.
Finally, remember that the bad guys are just waiting for you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! So, be choosy about where you look for employment listings. Try your local library, college career service offices, or the CareerOne Stop site, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
We’ve been busy with a lot of behind the scenes stuff. There hasn’t been much big to report, just a lot of little tweaks. Please let your friends know that we offer computer repairs, online support, and new gear.
Easy Foil Dinner
Packets For Grilling
Cute And Comfy
DIY Hammock Chair
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Start Your Genealogy Journey
Genealogy can be a fascinating hobby, and the USA.gov Genealogy and Family History site can help you pursue it. Find links to many resources, such as the National Archives, the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, and U.S. Census data. The site also offers options to contact experts for help.
Best BBQ Recipes
If you love to barbeque, you’ll love this site. The BBQ Pit Boys teach basic techniques for preparing moist and tender grilled food and great-tasting barbeque. Find recipes for ribs, steak, burgers, beef, chicken, pork, fish, and more. Check out the Chapters section to find other barbeque enthusiasts in your area.
School Supplies Help Kids
Studies have shown that kids from struggling families do better in school with new school supplies of their own. The Kids in Need Foundation helps these children to be more prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies. Visit this site to learn more or make a donation.
Fast, Affordable Home Décor
When it comes to home décor, little things can make a big difference. This site offers unique ideas for quick, affordable projects you can do on your own. Try a faux antique side table or an adorable family tree graphic as a background for photos of your loved ones.
200-Yard Gong Shot
Four professional golfers try to hit a golf ball 200 yards across a lake into a nine-inch gong. Watch to see who makes it!
Young Fan Sings With Katy Perry
In this heartwarming video, Katy Perry sings “Firework” at an autism fundraiser with one of her biggest fans, a girl with autism
Question: Facebook Live seems like a neat feature, but I don’t need a bunch of notifications announcing when people are using it. Is there a way to disable them?
Answer: Yes. Despite Facebook’s reputation for having incomprehensible settings, it’s fairly easy to adjust your preferences — you just need to know where to look. Follow these steps to remove Facebook Live notifications:
1. On the top right corner of your Facebook home screen, click the down arrow.
2. From the pull-down menu, choose “Settings.”
3. In the left column, click “Notifications.”
4. On the Notifications Settings page, click “On Facebook.”
5. Under “What You Get Notified About,” look for the pull-down menu to the right of “Live Videos.”
6. Click the menu, choose “All Off,” and you’ll be all done!
Note that there’s no “save” button, so you can go directly back to posting or looking at your feed on Facebook as usual.
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!
Gulfcoast Networking, Inc.
6335 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34652
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