This is a big time of year for scammers! With baseball, football, soccer and concerts all in season at the same time, ticket scammers are eager to make their big play. They most often strike when the demand is high, supply limited, and time running out – when buyers are desperate. But they can strike anytime. For this reason, it’s a good idea to stick with well-known ticket brokers. Even so, many people will still turn to the secondary market for tickets.
A Wombat Security Technologies survey reports that 85% of organizations, worldwide, have been targeted by phishing attacks. One among those is eBay – continually targeted by scammers. Below is an example of a new phishing email that is making the rounds to inboxes across the nation. It claims to be from eBay stating that the recipient owes hundreds of dollars for an item they did not purchase. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, if you’ve not made a purchase from eBay recently.
The Trump administration made the announcement to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 to allow young people brought to the country by their parents illegally to receive a renewable two-year permit to work, study, and obtain a driver’s license.
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".