Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 8:18 AM EDT Jun 20, 2019 We've had the "one ring" phone scam, the fake IRS phone calls, the scam that tricks you into thinking that your Social Security number has been connected to some car in Texas that was involved with running drugs across the border. And now we have the "Can you do me a favor?" scam. Sure, you're thinking "Hey, I know quite a few folks who ask for favors and run that scam everyday." But trust us, this one has a new twist. "Usually, it starts with an email," said Amy Nofziger, AARP fraud expert. The email could look like it's from your boss, maybe your minister or pastor, maybe the principal of your school. A 31-year-old woman who had just started a job in April didn't think twice when she got an email from her boss asking for help in early May. "My boss was on vacation but he said he was going to be working remote," said the Florida woman, who asked that her name not be … [Read more...] about ‘Can you do me a favor?’ scam asks for gift cards
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Gallery PUBLISHED: 12:14 16 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:14 16 June 2019 Hannah and Lottie Banyard try out a painting challenge Picture: CONTRIBUTED CONTRIBUTED A family fun day at Easton and Otley College attracted more than 1,000 visitors - can you see yourself in this gallery of pictures? The Evans Family Picture: CONTRIBUTEDThe agricultural college - which has a campus in Otley, just north of Ipswich - holds the day every year with a series of 'have a go' activities for people to try out.For example animal studies offered people the chance to face their fears by handling creepy crawlies, while the construction department gave youngsters the chance to try out painting and bricklaying challenges.Zara Jane Ellis facing her fears Picture: CONTRIBUTEDLive music was provided by Aartwork and organisations such as Wetheringsett Primary School. The East of England Ambulance Service also came along to promote various projects.Sally Marriott, from Clopton, said at the event on … [Read more...] about Can you spot yourself at Suffolk college’s Big Day Out?
The surprises started late Monday and continued into the second day of the MLB Draft on Tuesday.The Houston Astros pulled a stunner when they took Cal catcher Korey Lee with the final pick of the first round — the 32nd player chosen.The former Vista High standout was listed anywhere from 119 to 169 on most draft boards.“I didn’t have any idea,” Lee told Baseball America. “It was a dream come true, a total surprise.” The second-day surprises were that La Costa Canyon left-handed pitcher/first baseman Spencer Jones and Ramona right-hander/third baseman Derek Diamond weren’t drafted in the top-10 rounds.Jones was listed as the 71st-best prospect in the draft.“Teams, I believe, were scared off by the injuries to those players, as well as their college commitments,” said one scout, who spoke on condition his name not be used. “Certainly the talent is there, but we just didn’t get to see enough of either one on the … [Read more...] about More surprises on second day of MLB Draft
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague Advertisement Supported by Frugal Traveler That’s what a typical resident of the city earns. Can you get a real taste of the Czech capital for that much? Without skimping on the beer or the sights? BySeth Kugel May 9, 2019 In 1991, the last time I set foot in Prague, it was the Czechoslovakian capital, and things were so cheap to a Western college student bearing hard currency that if you ordered an ice cream cone and didn’t like the flavor, you were tempted to throw it away and get another one. Beer by the half-liter cost pennies. The most prominent crowds downtown were not of tourists but political gatherings in Wenceslas Square during the early days of democracy. Things have changed. Stare Mesto, the Old Town, is not a frugal paradise. … [Read more...] about Taking the $57-a-Day Challenge in Prague
Mara Leighton, provided by Published 2:50 pm PST, Saturday, November 24, 2018 A worker tapes a box while packing items on Cyber Monday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Nov. 28, 2016 in San Bernardino, Calif. A worker tapes a box while packing items on Cyber Monday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Nov. 28, 2016 in San Bernardino, Calif. Photo: Gina Ferazzi, TNS Photo: Gina Ferazzi, TNS Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 A worker tapes a box while packing items on Cyber Monday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Nov. 28, 2016 in San Bernardino, Calif. A worker tapes a box while packing items on Cyber Monday at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Nov. 28, 2016 in San Bernardino, Calif. Photo: Gina Ferazzi, TNS … [Read more...] about 100+ of the best Cyber Monday sales you can start shopping now — plus the Black Friday sales you can still take advantage of