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Don’t Fall For The Latest Internet Identity Theft Scam

Q: I use PayPal to accept credit cards for my online collectibles business. I recently received an email that my PayPal account was going to expire in five days if I didn’t click a link in the email and give them my PayPal account information. Being naturally paranoid I decided not to give this information and I’m happy to say that my PayPal account did not expire. Was this a scam?
— Brenda A.

A: Be thankful that your paranoia kicked in, Brenda, because you were about to fall victim to the scam of the week, this one aimed at the 35 million merchants and individuals who use http://Paypal.com as their online payment processor.

The email you received was not from PayPal, but from an Internet bad guy behind a forged email address using the http://PayPal.com domain. You should understand that no reputable online company will ever ask you to provide your account information. Think about it. They already have this information. Why would they ask you to provide it.

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Since I use PayPal for several of my online ventures, I, too, received the email in question. The email first seeks to instill fear in you by saying that your PayPal account will be closed if you do not provide personal information. You are then directed to open an attached executable file and enter your PayPal account information and other personal information that PayPal doesn’t even require, including your social security number, checking and savings account information, driver’s license number, and other personal information that can be used to clean out your PayPal account and perhaps even steal your identity.

If you’re not familiar with PayPal, it is a hugely successful, web-based company (purchased by eBay in 2002) that many online retailers and eBay sellers use to accept electronic payments for everything from newsletter subscriptions to consulting services to just about any product for sale on eBay.

The allure of PayPal is that it does not require the seller to have a bank merchant account through which to process credit cards. Anyone with a verifiable email address and bank account can use PayPal and the service can be implemented almost immediately after registering. When someone places an order on a website that uses PayPal for online payments, that customer is directed to http://PayPal.com to complete the payment process using a credit card or electronic check. The merchant can transfer the money collected in his PayPal account to his checking account any time he likes. Since many larger merchants make this transfer just once a week or so, their PayPal accounts are ripe for the picking from those who have the cunning and lack of ethics required to gain access.

The sheer number of PayPal customers is one reason it has become a popular target of scam artists trying to steal personal information from individuals and businesses alike. Identify theft is on the rise. Thanks to the Internet stealing someone’s identity has never been easier. At any given moment, there are any number of Internet thieves using all manner of high-tech wizardry to steal personal and business information from unsuspecting souls, and many times they can gain access to this information simply by asking the person to provide it through fraudulent means.

The PayPal scam is just the latest in a long line of sophisticated attempts to steal personal information through online means, Amazon, eBay, Dell Computer, and many others have been the brunt of many such scams in recent years.

Identity theft is what’s known as “a knowledge crime,” which means that the criminal doesn’t have to break into your house to rob you blind. If you have a bank account and a social security number, you are susceptible to identity theft.

While most people are familiar with identity theft, most business men and women never think about it happening to them, at least on a professional level. Consider this: if a criminal can learn your business checking account number or the number of your company credit card, they can steal far more from your business than if they had simply knocked down the door and carted off your desk.

The Internet aside, most business and personal identity theft is still the result of stolen wallets and dumpster diving. You should guard your business records closely and be very careful what you throw away. Stop and think for a moment what a criminal might find in the dumpster behind your office.

There’s a good chance that dumpster has, at various times, contained scraps of paper with your social security number, driver’s license number, credit card number, old ATM cards, telephone calling cards, and other pieces of vital business information like bank statements, invoices, and purchase orders. A dumpster-diving thief could literally rob your business blind in a matter of hours.

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from business and personal identity theft.

· Never give out your first name, last name, business name, email address, account passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, PIN number, social security number, or driver’s license number.

· Change your online account passwords every 30 days. Believe it or not, a hacker who steals your personal information can guess your online account passwords in about two minutes. If your Charles Schwab online account password is your birthday or the name of your first-born or family pet, count on a hacker cracking that code faster than you can say “Bill Gates.”

· Never provide personal information in response to an email or telephone call. Just because someone calls and says they are from Dunn & Bradstreet and need to confirm your business information does not mean they are really from Dunn & Bradstreet.

· Never give your business credit card number over the phone to place an order with someone who has called you unsolicited. If you are interested in what they are selling get their number, check out their company, then call them back to place the order.

If you think that you have become the victim of identity theft or think someone is trying to steal your identity or personal information you should report them immediately to the Federal Trade Commission. You will find more information on their website at http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/. For more information on what to do if identity theft happens to you visit http://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17a.htm.

So, if you ever receive an email from PayPal, Amazon, eBay, or any other e-commerce website asking you to update your account information by email you can pretty much bet the farm that it is a scam.

Here’s to your success. Cliff Petry of Goodland Kansas

Do You Want Someone To Know Your Secrets?

Do You Want Someone To Know Your Secrets? Protect Yourself with a Firewall

With more and more small and home based businesses getting high-speed, full-time Internet connections, like Cable modem and DSL, there is an increased need for firewall software and/or hardware.

A firewall can be many things, but the main thing you need to know is that without one you are at risk of someone breaking into your computer. With people staying connected to the Internet full-time with Cable modems or a DSL line, you are at a MUCH greater risk of someone accessing your computer from a remote location.

Basically a firewall limits the access to your computer from the Internet. This has nothing to do with your website. That’s your web host’s responsibility to protect your site (which is another reason to make sure you have a reputable firm hosting your website). We’re talking about someone accessing the computer that’s sitting on your desktop right now.

I was amazed at the number of alerts I got when I first installed my firewall. Each alert meant that someone or some automated robot was trying to access my computer. Admittedly, if you are a small business just beginning e-commerce operations, you are not a prestigious target for a hacker to attack. But you might be a fun target for some 8th grader who wants to see if they can get into your computer.

Begin by immediately downloading and installing some free firewall software: You could visit http://www.firewall.com/ for many choices and more technical articles about firewalls.

I got my free firewall at http://www.zonelabs.com . It provides a good beginners level of protection. http://store.mcafee.com/ has a popular firewall for about $40.00. So does http://www.networkice.com/ that has one called Black Ice Defender.

As your business grows, you probably will want to graduate to more sophisticated software and hardware solutions. Just know that you MUST do something and you must do it NOW!

 

All of the Colors | Coloring for Kids | Learn the Colors | Color Crew | BabyFirst TV

BabyFirst TV brings you a Color Crew compilation, where all the colors from the Color Crew join your kids in some coloring for kids. Learning colors is important for early development, that’s why we include the color song, and color in the color book to help your kids learn all the colors. In this colors compilation, the Color Crew wants goes on colorful adventure that aims to help you learn the colors. Join this hilarious box of color crayons as they take on a new coloring page in this color video. All the colors- Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Purple, Yellow and White our here to complete different color games and color tasks. Can you help them which color is right for every color page? Watch this color episode to find out!

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TWO HOURS of gentle lullabies for babies – Baby Sleep Music

Put your children to sleep with hypnotic graphics, accompanied by gentle nursery rhymes played beautifully on the piano.
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Music taken from 'Piano Lullabies for Babies' by Andrew Holdsworth, available on iTunes via the link above.
Enjoy!

Learn to count to 10 with Choo-Choo Train. Cartoons for children kids toddlers

"Learn to count from 1 to 10 with Choo-Choo train!" – Educational cartoon for children. Your child will learn numbers.
Happy train Choo-Choo is delivering toys for kids in kindergarten. He teaches how to count toys from 1 to 10.
Great educational and entertainment video for preschoolers to watch!

Learn to count from 1 to 10 with Choo-Choo train in Spanish

Learn to count from 1 to 10 with Choo-Choo train in French:

Learn to count from 1 to 10 with Choo-Choo train in Russian:

Watch all Choo-Choo train cartoons in playlist

You may also like our other cartoons about Choo-Choo train:

Learn ABC song with Choo-Choo train

Learn the days of the week with Choo-Choo train

Learn to count from 1 to 10 with Choo-Choo train

Learn 2D shapes with Choo-Choo train (for toddlers and preschoolers)

Learn 3D shapes with Choo-Choo train (for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade 1)

Learn about 2D shapes with Choo-Choo train (for grade1)
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIjdI0qbi8&index=4&list=PLCsBweb0jQ6Ryvv3inUpGXnZXAwCIFEbm
part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qny6CPtJvpo&index=5&list=PLCsBweb0jQ6Ryvv3inUpGXnZXAwCIFEbm

Learn about 3D shapes with Choo-Choo train – for grade 1-6

99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine (featuring Destiny’s Child & Brandy) [Official Video]

99 Souls – 'The Girl Is Mine' is out now
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99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine (Lyrics)

Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute
Take a minute girl come sit down
What's been happening
What's been happening
Take a minute, take a minute girl
Take a minute girl come sit down
What's been happening
What's been happening

Take a minute, take a minute girl
Come too far for you to feel alone
Let him walk over your heart
We've come too far for you to feel alone
In your face I can see passion
Come too far for you to feel alone
Let him walk over your heart
We've come too far for you to feel alone
In your face I can see passion

It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine

Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute

You're my girl, you're my, you're my girl
You're my girl, you're my girl

Take a minute girl come sit down
What's been happening
What's been happening
Take a minute, take a minute girl
Take a minute girl come sit down
What's been happening
What's been happening

Take a minute, take a minute girl
Come too far for you to feel alone
Let him walk over your heart
We've come too far for you to feel alone
In your face I can see passion
Come too far for you to feel alone
Let him walk over your heart
We've come too far for you to feel alone
In your face I can see passion

It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine

Think it's time we got this straight
Let's sit and talk face to face
There's no way you could mistake
(The Girl Is Mine)
Think it's time we got this straight
Let's sit and talk face to face
There's no way you could mistake
(The Girl Is Mine)

Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute

It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine
It's not hard to see the girl is mine

YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2014

For the past three years we’ve challenged parents to pretend they ate all their kids’ Halloween Candy, shoot video of it, and upload that video to YouTube. We did it again this year and got more videos than ever before. We sifted through more than a thousand and whittled it down to our favorites. #YouTubeChallenge

If you got too much candy and want to do something other than bring it to the office – you can donate it to the troops. Go to: http://www.operationgratitude.com

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Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late-night talk show.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" is well known for its huge viral video successes with 1.5 billion views on YouTube alone. Some of Kimmel's most popular comedy bits include – Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy's Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men's Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like "I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.

Now in its twelfth season, Kimmel's guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.

YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2014

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About Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late-night talk show.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" is well known for its huge viral video successes with 1.5 billion views on YouTube alone. Some of Kimmel's most popular comedy bits include – Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy's Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men's Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like "I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.

Now in its eleventh season, Kimmel's guests have included: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.

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Frozen: “For the First Time in Forever” – Full Song Video (Original)

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Lyrics-

Anna:
The window is open!
So's that door!
I didn't know they did that anymore!
Who knew we owned eight thousand salad plates…?

For years I've roamed these empty halls
Why have a ballroom with no balls?
Finally they're opening up the gates!

There'll be actual real live people
It'll be totally strange
But wow! Am I so ready for this change

'Cause for the first time in forever
There'll be music, there'll be light!
For the first time in forever
I'll be dancing through the night…
Don't know if I'm elated or gassy
But I'm somewhere in that zone!
Cause for the first time in forever
I won't be alone

I can't wait to meet everyone! (gasp)
What if I meet… the one?

Tonight, imagine me gown and all
Fetchingly draped against the wall
The picture of sophisticated grace…
Ooh!

I suddenly see him standing there
A beautiful stranger, tall and fair
I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face!

But then we laugh and talk all evening
Which is totally bizarre
Nothing like the life I've lead so far!

For the first time in forever
There'll be magic, there'll be fun!
For the first time in forever
I could be noticed by someone…
And I know it is totally crazy
To dream I'd find romance…
But for the first time in forever
At least I've got a chance!

Elsa:
Don't let them in
Don't let them see
Be the good girl
You always have to be
Conceal
Don't feel
Put on a show…
Make one wrong move
And everyone will know

But it's only for today
Anna:
It's only for today!

Elsa:
It's agony to wait
Anna:
It's agony to wait!

Elsa:
Tell the guards to open up… the gate!
Anna:
The gate!
For the first time in forever

Elsa:
Don't let them in, don't let them see

Anna:
I'm getting what I'm dreaming of!

Elsa:
Be the good girl you always have to be

Anna:
A chance to change my lonely world

Elsa:
Conceal

Anna:
A chance to find true love!

Elsa:
Conceal, don't feel
Don't let them know

Anna:
I know it all ends tomorrow,
So it has to be today!
'Cause for the first time in forever…
For the first time in forever
Nothing's in my way!

Frozen Full Movie 2013