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2013-08-06 23:01:16

Initiative will teach people how to avoid becoming a victim of an online dating scam. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 ArrestRecords.us.org is launching a program to make sure that people don't become a scam victim while dating online, the company said yesterday. “We've learned that one of the main reasons people use our background check service is when they're online dating,” an ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “This made us realize that we could create an...

Apple Developer Website Online Again Following Cyberattack
2013-07-28 09:12:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Apple's developer website was back online Friday, more than a week after it was targeted by a hacker who reportedly attempted to steal personal information, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jordan Robertson, the website used by engineers who write Mac and iOS device applications was said to be active as of 5pm Pacific time on July 26. The attack had forced it offline for a total of eight days....

2013-07-24 23:05:04

DeathCertificates.us.org starts program to identify death records scams and inform consumers on how to avoid becoming scam victims. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 DeathCertificates.us.org has launched a large-scale initiative to learn about death records scams and educate consumers, the company announced yesterday. “It has come to our attention that many scam artists use death records as part of their plans to rip people off,” a DeathCertificate.us.org spokesman said. “So, we...

2013-07-23 23:00:51

Will teach consumers how to recognize and avoid scam artists who use birth records. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 BirthCertificate.us.org has expanded their members' area to provide up-to-date information about how to avoid a birth records scam, the company said yesterday. “Being in the business of providing people with birth records, we are very aware that many scam artists use these records,” the BirthCertificate.us.org spokesman said. “We believe that by educating...

2013-07-23 23:00:44

Initiative to provide support for victims of scam artists. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 ArrestRecords.us.org is launching a customer service program to help scam victims, the company announced yesterday. “More and more often, people contact our customer service department because they have become the victim of a scam,” an ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “This tells us we need to help them when they have encountered a scam artist.” All of the ArrestRecords.us.org staff...

2013-07-23 23:00:41

Will provide comprehensive guide to how used car scams work. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 CarHistory.us.org is launching a program that will help their customers and potential customers fight back against used car scam artists, the company said yesterday. “We have gotten sick and tired of hearing horror stories about used car scam artists and decided to do something about it,” a CarHistory.us.org spokesman said. “So we are going to give our customers the tools they need to...

2013-07-23 23:00:38

Will protect people from both financial and emotional scam artists. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Court.us.org is setting up a special initiative to help protect their customers who have decided to try online dating, the company said yesterday. “As online dating has become more and more popular, scam artists have decided to target people there,” a Court.us.org spokesman said. “We realized that we have the information at our disposal to make sure people don't become a scam...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'