Consumer Alert from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General

first_img The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General on Feb. 10 was notified of an attempted W-2 phishing scam that targeted a central Indiana school corporation.A complainant notified the CPD that a staff member at a central Indiana school corporation received an email that appeared to be from the corporation’s superintendent requesting copies of employee W-2 records – a telltale sign of a recent scam that is targeting businesses, schools, hospitals and nonprofits across the country. The complainant told the CPD that the staff member checked with the superintendent and confirmed that the email was fraudulent.Cybercriminals, or scammers, will make their personal emails appear as if they are sent from a high-ranking employee at the targeted business or other entity. The email, which requests names of each employee and their Form W-2, is sent to someone in a business, organization or corporation’s human resources or accounting department. If successful, the scammer is able to collect sensitive personal information of each employee.If you work for a company that has been compromised by such a scam, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General encourages you to sign up for a credit freeze to protect yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft. Hoosiers can visit the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for more information. You can also fill out an Identity Theft Complaint Form. Contact us at 1-800-382-5516 to speak to a consumer staff member who can help you in obtaining an Identity Theft Affidavit Form 14039, which can be submitted to the IRS if you are a victim of tax fraud. You can also call the Do Not Call Hotline at 1-888-834-9969 for number registration and to file complaints.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Kanye West Announces 2 New Albums, Including Collaborative LP With Kid Cudi

first_imgKanye West certainly has been busy as of late. The Chicago rapper and producer has been making headlines following the announcement of his upcoming philosophy book called Break The Stimulation—most recently, reactivating his Twitter account to post excerpts for the project. However, today, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce to two other new projects in the pipeline, this time in the form of two upcoming albums.As West noted, he’ll release his eighth full-length studio album on June 1st. Rather than waiting, this solo release will be followed up with a collaborative LP with Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghosts, which will be released the following week on June 8th. Folks have been speculating about West’s forthcoming album for a while now, with the media placing him with Rick Rubin recently, the executive producer for Yeezy’s last two albums. Furthermore, during a vacation with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, in March in Jackson, Wyoming, the couple was reportedly visited by a number of Kanye’s past collaborators, including Kid Cudi, Nas, Travis Scott, King Louie, The-Dream, and producer Mike Dean. Stay tuned for both of West’s upcoming albums in June, and check out his announcement tweets below. [H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Merzoug lands Managing Director role at ComeOn

first_img Bethard exits UK online gambling scene  June 17, 2020 Submit Swedish leaders warn Minister Shekarabi of channelisation consequences   May 6, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Cherry subsidiary ComeOn has announced the appointment of Lahcene Merzoug to the position of Managing Director.Merzoug joins from Mr Green, where he held the position of Chief Marketing Officer. He is set to succeed Tomas Johansson, who has been acting managing director at ComeOn since October, in July.Commenting on his new role Merzoug stated: “ComeOn is a leading player with a number of well-known brands that inspire our industry, and I am honoured to take over as managing director.“I look forward to continuing to develop the operations to give the company a clear market-leading position and to strengthen our position as the first choice for customers and employees.” Anders Holmgren, Chairman of ComeOn added: “Together with the rest of ComeOn’s company management, Tomas has done a fantastic job of quickly reversing the trend within ComeOn, and the company now has more profitable and sustainable operations. “Lahcene is the right person to take the company forward. His experience of building growth in organisations and his well-documented marketing skills will give us a smooth transition and take ComeOn several steps ahead.”As an adviser within the Cherry Group, Johansson will provide some assistance to Merzoug and others during a transitional period. Related Articles Share Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020last_img read more

Barcelona secure Brazilian teenager Maia: reports

first_imgGustavo MaiaKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Barcelona have exercised an option to sign teenage forward Gustavo Maia from Brazil’s Sao Paulo, according to media reports in the South American country.The Catalan club paid one million euros (1.1 million U.S. dollars) to acquire the right of first refusal for Maia in March, following the 19-year-old’s impressive performances for Sao Paulo’s under-20 team.According to Globo Esporte, Barcelona agreed to pay 3.5 million euros ahead of a July 15 deadline to proceed with the deal.Former Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Neto is currently the only other Brazilian in Barcelona’s squad following the June departure of midfielder Arthur to Juventus. Maia, who can play as a second striker, winger or an attacking midfielder, joined Sao Paulo’s youth academy as a 14-year-old.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

What would you change about Letterkenny’s Market Square?

first_imgThe public is being invited to have their say on the future of Letterkenny’s Market Square at a consultation event next week.Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is promoting a review of how the Market Square works as a public space and its potential use into the future as the focal point of the Main Street.On Friday 6th December, a consultation event will take place from 10am to 4.30pm right in the heart of the Main Street. The Letterkenny Chamber event is being facilitated by Donegal County Council and students from Queen’s University Belfast. Everyone is welcome to come along and discuss your ideas and help inform the future use and layout of the Square.All views and opinions on the future visions for the Square are welcome and will be reflected in the design brief for the proposed design competition. What would you change about Letterkenny’s Market Square? was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Warriors steal Game 2, literally, thanks to Andre Iguodala

first_imgOAKLAND — Andre Iguodala first raised his left pointer finger high in the air, then flung both arms to his side, streaking straight for the tunnel from the opposite end of the court. He didn’t let out a celebratory roar or change his stoic facial expression.If not for Stephen Curry chasing him down from behind and engulfing him with two arms, Iguodala wouldn’t have broken stride until he burst through the double doors to the locker room.Damian Lillard danced with the ball just in front of …last_img read more

Mollom Blocks 100 Millionth Spam Message

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Mollom, the spam-filtering startup that eliminates comment and post spam on popular content management systems, just reached two important milestones: it processed 100,000,000 messages and is now actively protecting over 10,000 websites.It was only about three months ago when the startup, began by Dries Buytaert and Benjamin Schrauwen, celebrated its 50 million message milestone, and only two months before that when the company reached 25 million. Mollom is still a young company, but these milestones are coming fast because so many websites are getting on the bandwagon with the aim of increasing the quality of their website interaction by blocking spam.Even more impressive is that these statistics are for Mollom’s public servers only and don’t include message processing on private servers operated for large-volume clients, such as Netlog, an online social portal for European youth.Mollom set up dedicated servers in Netlog’s data center to provide automated around-the-clock monitoring and custom-trained content classifiers. Mollom’s servers analyze more than 50 messages per second for Netlog, adding up to an additional 4 million messages per day that are not counted in the latest milestone.Large sites such as Netlog are turning increasingly to Mollom for its ability to filter spam in near real-time. Another site, popular citizen journalism hub NowPublic, had been receiving almost 25,000 spam posts per day before implementing Mollom’s service. After NowPublic installed Mollom, the number of legitimate comments by users jumped 180%, while spam comments fell to nearly zero.Taking into account the traffic from the 10,000 websites that Mollom protects, Mollom currently processes up to 150 million messages a month, making it one of the largest website spam filtering services available today.But Mollom is not content to rest on its past achievements. The company is currently changing the architecture of its back-end, which will make the software learn faster and make its actions easier to debug, analyze, and oversee.Mollom offers its services in tiers, with products targeted at small blogs, mid-sized sites, and large enterprise-level Web properties. Mollom Free, designed for small blogs and sites with small posting volumes, is provided free of charge to the Web community, while Mollom Plus and Mollom Premium are commercial services designed for sites with higher volumes and reliability requirements. More information about its service plans is available on Mollom’s website. rww sponsor 1 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Canadian airlines rules on comfort animals range from dogs to miniature horses

first_imgMiniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline but an advocate for travellers says the vast majority of jet-setting comfort animals are far less exotic and are a truly necessary accommodation for people with disabilities.Unusual animal encounters at the airport have been making headlines in recent weeks.United Airlines turned away a passenger who tried to board a flight with an emotional support peacock last month, and a Florida woman claimed last week that an airline employee told her to flush her dwarf hamster down a toilet after refusing to let the pet on the plane.Passenger rights activist Gabor Lukacs, who has waged numerous legal battles against Canadian airlines, said the attention paid to these sensational cases undermines the rights of people with disabilities who need emotional support animals to fly comfortably.“We need to move away the focus from the animal to the fellow passenger,” said Lukacs.“The animal is not there as a kind of luxury, they are simply there to make sure that a person with a disability is able to enjoy the same way to travel as people who don’t have disabilities.”Air Canada and WestJet both have policies on their websites regarding emotional support animals and require that a passenger provide documentation from a licensed mental health professional certifying the need for the animal.Air Canada only allows emotional support dogs on their flights.WestJet accepts a much broader range of emotional support animals including cats, miniature horses, pigs and monkeys, and said decisions about other “unusual animals” are made on a case-by-case basis, except for those that pose health risks such as rodents and reptiles.Neither airline agreed to be interviewed about their policies.Lukacs said Canadian airlines are obliged to accommodate emotional support animals for people with disabilities and failure to do so would amount to a form of discrimination.He said the only exception would be if the animal poses a substantial risk of harming other passengers, but insisted that overwhelmingly, pets on planes cause little disruption.Douglas Tompson said on a recent flight from Saskatoon to Toronto he was seated near a passenger who took her cat out of its carrier and started playing with it, to the coos of flight attendants.His throat started to tingle.Tompson, who is highly allergic to cats, said the flight attendants had to give him a Benadryl from a first-aid kit to reduce the redness and swelling, but he was still itching and wheezing as he boarded his next two flights on his more than 24-hour journey.He said he was told to give the airline a doctor’s note about his allergy so they could create a “buffer zone” if he were to again share a plane with a feline.“The flight crew make a big deal about peanut allergies … I wish that they’d make the same announcement for cats,” Tompson said.Lukacs sees the allergy issue in terms of two passengers having different disabilities, and both deserving to be accommodated.While some have expressed suspicions about pet owners seeking fake documentation for emotional support animals, Lukacs said trying to fly with an animal under false pretenses would amount to “fraud.”“As a matter of equity … we don’t consider that people should be paying extra just because they have a disability,” he said.“They have the right to the flight and enjoy travel the same way as anybody else.”last_img read more

Two men taken to Vancouver after explosion near Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Two men have been taken to Vancouver after an explosion near Chetwynd.At 10:00 am on October 14, 2018, two men were seriously injured from an explosion when they entered a pump house at 6549 Wildmare Subdivision about 8 km from the District of Chetwynd.The two men have been flown to the Vancouver Burn Unit and the scene is under investigation by Work Safe BC. The blast did not result in an extensive fire. This is not a criminal investigation and the entry of gas into the pump house from a nearby well is being considered.Police assisted in securing the scene and BC Ambulance paramedics promptly transported the two victims to the hospital. Work Safe investigators attended promptly.(PEACE FM)last_img read more

How Often Do College Football Teams Finish No 1 Then Start At

In January, Florida State beat Auburn in the last-ever BCS National Championship Game, capping an undefeated season that earned it the No. 1 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. Seven months later, the Seminoles are atop the college football world, ranked No. 1 in the AP’s preseason top 25 poll. How rare is it for the defending champs to return to No. 1 the following preseason? And how has that rate changed over time?Since 1950, defending No. 1s have begun the following season atop the polls 23 times, or once every 2.8 years. Four of the last six preseason No. 1s were defending champions — although before that, it only happened three times in 12 years, and seven times in 33 years. On average, the top team in the AP’s preseason poll checked in at No. 3.1 in the final poll taken after the previous season.Top preseason teams have gone on to win the championship 10 times in the 65 seasons since 1950, or 15 percent of the time. The last preseason No. 1 to finish the season No. 1 was Southern California in 2004. read more

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