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The craigslist safety app is too little too late Recently craigslist announced that they have sanctioned a smartphone app that shows users where they can supposedly make transactions safely. The app is said to show the locations of coffee shops and police stations. While we commend craigslist for finally starting to think about the safety of their users we here at Geebo have ...
Is work at home just fly by night? The off ramp to bankruptcy The work at home con has been around longer than the internet. Back in pre-internet days one of those cons was known as envelope stuffing. In it a prospective ’employee’ would pay a fee to receive materials in order to stuff mailers recruiting even more people into the scheme.
Online pharmacies could potentially kill you It’s not news that prescription drugs can be priced out of reach from the people who desperately need them. They may even be desperate enough to respond to a random ad for pharmaceuticals or an online pharmacy. While these ads may appear legitimate, too many of these ads could have dangerous or even lethal consequences.
Don’t be left broke and homeless when looking for a place to rent One of the oldest online commerce scams is the rental property scam. How it works is the scam artist will usually copy a legitimate ad for a house for sale but will make it appear in their ad that the property is for rent, usually at a rate that is almost too good to be true.
Off topic Friday: Is Facebook censoring conservative news stories? DISCLAIMER: This blog post is not endorsing one political party or candidate over another. It is merely discussing a topic where politics is involved. Earlier this week an anonymous former Facebook employee claimed to the media that Facebook purposely tries to keep conservative news topics out if its trending news subjects.
Is getting a pet online animal cruelty? In the past Geebo founder and CEO Greg Collier had discussed why Geebo does not accept ads for pets. In his initial post Greg discussed the puppy mills and how the animals that come from puppy mills and how the animals receive inadequate medical treatment. For example a Florida man recently purchased a puppy online and the puppy already ...
Tips you need for a first time resume Previously we’ve discussed why you need a good resume but what if you’re making your resume for the first time? We’ve got you covered there as well. Too many times we see employment request being submitted by young people either just out of school or still in school who just give their name and phone number in their search for a job.
Use this subtle trick to spot the most clever of scam artists So you finally found the hot ticket item that you’ve been searching for. Everything appears to be on the level so you get ready to call the seller then you notice something peculiar. Before their phone number they’ve typed a + symbol. Probably just a typo right? Don’t be so sure.
Think that loan offer is a lifesaver? Think again. So you find yourself desperately short on cash and some bills need to be paid or else. While perusing the internet you find an online ad promising a loan with a low fixed rate and implied promises that you’ll be approved for thousands of dollars. This has to be too good to be true right? You bet it is.
Off topic Friday: 10-year-old gets $10K from Facebook for hacking Instagram Apparently this kid knows his code. A 10-year-old boy from Finland has become the youngest person to receive payment from Facebook’s bug bounty program. The program rewards individuals who can find vulnerabilities in Facebook without causing malice.
Why you shouldn’t hire the first mover you see Recently a family from the Atlanta area in Georgia lost most of their possessions after hiring some movers they found online. The movers showed up in a rental van and they never made it to the family’s new house. Instead they made off with the family’s possessions and it turned out the truck was stolen as well.
Don’t fall for fake customer support numbers Having problems with your Facebook account? How about your GMail or Office 365? Surely giant corporations like Facebook, Google and Microsoft have customer service numbers that you can call. Actually, they don’t. Gone are the days when you could call just about any company up on the phone to try to get them to resolve your problem, ...
How to spot a scammer by their email address While no tip is guaranteed to be 100% accurate all the time here is a tip on how to spot a scammer by their email address. While scammers can use free email services like GMail or Yahoo a recent trend by overseas scammers is to use ‘off brand’ email addresses.
Finds of the Week: WW I compass and Force FX Lightsabers If you’re into history and a fan of a long time ago, a seller in Greenacres, Washington, is offering a World War I era compass said to be in great condition. N ...
Off Topic Friday: Ballot Box Selfies Love’ em or hate ‘em selfies are here to stay. They are a way of expression that almost an entire generation of young adults uses. A lot of these young adults are now registered voters and want to show their civic pride by taking a selfie in the voting booth or by the ballot box. While a number of states do allow these selfies many still do not.