That AT&T settlement check you got? Go ahead. Cash it! This may be the only time it's safe to cash an unsolicited check. Several of you have alerted WMC Action News 5 that you've received an unexpected check, referencing some sort of class action lawsuit settlement with AT&T. Those who have alerted us have acknowledged they have been long-time AT&T customers, either with landline, cell or web services. AT&T confirmed the checks are legitimate and safe to either cash or deposit.
Fake show tickets, especially in the age of the Internet, have flooded the market for years. Not much has changed in trying to stop them since I produced this 2009 story. Even with the "Hannah Montana" law referenced in that story, Tennessee still struggles to hold scalpers and scalping software accountable. The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs shared these guidelines to beat ticket scams:* Whenever possible, use the official ticket sales agent for the venue.
Under the pressure of a joint investigation of the Tennessee Department of Health and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a former director of a Midtown medical clinic has ratted out his former employer for suspicion of insurance fraud. "I'm resigning my position there because, for lack of better words, it's shady," said Shon Knott, a licensed nurse and former director of Premium Medical Services, aka Preferred One Medical PLLC, 2670 Union Extended, Suite 903 in Midtown Memphis.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".