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September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgCheck to see if the website is secure. There should be an “s” after “http” in the URL to indicate it’s a secure site. No “s” may mean it’s a phishing attempt to get your information or to install malware on your computer. Do a web search. Searching by the offer, business name and the word “scam” can often bring up information showing which offers are fake. Don’t share your personal information. Legitimate businesses do not ask for private information such as credit card numbers or bank accounts for coupons or giveaways. Any promotional offer that asks for personal information is almost always a scam. You see your friends sharing coupons daily on Facebook that say share and get $100 off your next purchase.  Sometimes coupons are just a way for a site to generate extra hits online, but their goal is usually more malicious. They are often trying to steal personal information. Among the most frequently distributed fake coupons recently are Lowes, Kroger, Bath & Body Works, Costco, Aldis, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s. The coupons often times offer cards or coupons for $100+ free merchandise, especially if you share the link on social media. There is usually a random apostrophe in the text.  These coupons have been widely circulated on Facebook and many people clicked and reshared the posts. The coupon link often takes them to a third-party website that, in order to get the coupon or voucher, asks for the person’s information which results in downloading viruses or malware. The individual never receives the coupon/voucher and doesn’t know who received their information. BBB offers the following tips for identifying coupon scams: Be skeptical. The better the deal looks, the more likely it’s fake. It is easy for scammers to steal logos and images of established businesses to create counterfeit coupons. Check directly with the source. To verify the legitimacy of an offer, visit the company’s website to look for the coupon or directly contact the company. Look at the expiration date. Most coupons have one. The lack of one is an indication that the coupon may be phony. Remember, coupons for free items usually expire quicker than others. Verify the source. If a coupon comes to you in an email, hover your mouse over the link (without clicking) and the URL destination address should appear. If that address looks like a random assortment of numbers and letters, do not click on it. last_img read more

August 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img[tps_header][/tps_header]Related The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has denied widespread reports that Civil Defenders Basketball Club of Abuja were expelled from the FIBA Africa zone 3 club championship elimination currently taking place in Lagos.Speaking earlier on Thursday at a press conference, the basketball body’s Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade stated that the Abuja-based club left without consulting the organisers.In his words, Ogunade said: “The board had to bend backwards to accommodate Civil Defence. As you were aware, they were in the hotel for 4 days, slept and fed before they packed their baggage and left without recourse to the board or the organisers.”Speaking further, Ogunade described the situation as a little chink in the armour of the event due to the fact that it has affected the fixtures and numbers of games participating clubs have to play.For him, the case is not difficult at all since the person that led the club’s delegation to the tournament is an NBBF board member (Commandant Titus Ayodele).Ogunade further said: “They own their team and it’s not the job of NBBF to clear players for FIBA competitions. As Civil Defence, they run a basketball outfit.We have already sent them the guidelines one clear month before we even sent to Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls.” he further added.The LOC chairman also added that: ” Before we could reach them, they were already in Okene in Kogi state and there was nothing the federation could do because that was when I was away to receive the cheque from the Honourable Minister for the victorious D’Tigress team.”In the same vein, FIBA Zone 3 president and FIBA Africa central board member, Col. Samuel Ahmedu (rtd), has expressed delight at how the tournament has panned out. He added that the facility and organisation he has witnessed has been the best ever since assuming office as the president of the zone.In his words, Ahmedu said: “Facility wise, this is one of the best facilities that have been used for club championships since I became the president of the zone. Burkina Faso hosted in 2014, Benin hosted in 2015 and Togo hosted in 2016, the standard here is very high.“All of you have watched the games, there has been no blow-out except maybe in one or two games. All the games have been close. “Organization wise, it has been very good.”He further revealed that the tournament will go on despite the fact that Civil Defenders’ withdrawal threatened to dampen the enthusiasm of organisers. He said: “This is life and they are in charge of their own team and they chose not to play and they left. It does not affect those who will qualify.”“They have lost the opportunity to learn and become better and they have exposed themselves to sanctions by FIBA and it’s nobody’s fault.” he concluded.The tournament will go on with more matches expected on Friday.last_img read more

August 30, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Sportradar enhances Badminton Europe partnership July 28, 2020 Sportradar Integrity Services has upped its commitment to safeguarding professional athletes from social media abuse with the launch of its new player protection solution.The solution will be made available to all sports federations, leagues and governing bodies, having been designed to protect the mental health and well being of professional athletes by keeping them free from online abuse.Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar, said: “Maintaining the integrity of sport and ensuring that it’s safe, fair and enjoyable for all, has long been our priority. Now, with this new service, we’ve strengthened our position in this space by safeguarding the athletes who compete in it and protecting them from online harm and social media abuse.“We are providing a tangible output that our partners can share with their athletes and we’re providing support to those partners in pursuing an appropriate course of action. The service we now have in place can act as a deterrent to future online abuse and create real change, particularly when people see the impact it has.“We believe this safeguarding solution can have a similar positive impact on sport as our Fraud Detection System has had on match fixing, where we’ve reported more than 5000 suspicious matches across global sport in 11 years.”The solution, according to Sportradar, has drawn upon ‘advanced techniques, technology and 20 years of experience servicing the sports industry’ to address harms and better protect athletes.The service identifies the individuals behind anonymous ‘troll’ or ‘burner’ accounts used to direct abuse towards athletes. The solution will then provide a high-level location of the account, which the Sportradar team will use to analyse how that account conducts online abuse.Sportradar confirmed that this information is shared with its partners, with further support provided in pursuing an appropriate course of action, including the removal of abusive accounts from social media platforms and working with law enforcement to bring about legal proceedings.The product was trialled earlier in the summer at the Exo-Tennis Series across Germany and the US. Participating players from the ATP and WTA Tours, including Germany’s Dustin Brown and the US pair of Taylor Townsend and Sachia Vickery, shared abusive messages they had received on social media.Following an in-depth investigation, Sportradar provided the event organisers with details of the problem accounts and a set of recommendations, with a suggested course of action to pursue in order to prevent future trolling and abuse. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submitlast_img read more