Parting with your money and not getting what you want, or anything at all, is a less than desirable outcome. But that is exactly what victims of online shopping fraud have experienced. One such victim, a woman surnamed Zhao from Wuxi city, found a great deal from a Hong Kong-based online seller for an iPhone 6S in March 2016 reported Chinese news website Huanqiu.com. She was told the phone cost 3,400 yuan (HK$4,000). But she ended up paying a whopping 8,400 yuan.
Hongkongers are being reminded to protect themselves from joining a growing group of online shopping scam victims in the city, as police favour targeting lucrative scam syndicates over one-off scammers. Senior police officers this week insisted they had secured convictions in some of the biggest cases of shop scams, which involve the seller taking an online payment for advertised goods, but never actually sending the product.
Every day hundreds of people board the high-speed ferries from Hong Kong Island bound for Macau. While en route passengers can catch a glimpse of a mysterious cluster of terracotta roofed buildings, nestled on a white sandy beach. The Sea Ranch – once destined to be a luxurious private resort – cuddles the south coast of outlying Lantau Island. “Life takes a little planning as there is only one way off and on to Sea Ranch,” new resident Julie Rachford told the Post.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".