PORTLAND, Ore. -- You’ve probably heard of the IRS scam. Someone calls you claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The imposter says you owe back taxes and need to pay up or face arrest. Thousands of people have fallen for the scam and lost millions of dollars. The AARP spoke with one of the imposters behind the scam. Jayesh Dubey, 19, worked in a call center in Mumbai, India. “When we picked up the call, we’d pretend to be the IRS officers,” said Dubey.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The law finally caught up with Michele Bocci. A KGW investigation in January revealed that Portland resident Bocci posed as a U.S. Marine while accepting donations and other help from community groups, police officers, churches and others. At the time, police said they had received reports of Bocci’s actions but they didn’t believe a crime had been committed under Oregon law. Now the 34-year-old faces charges of criminal impersonation and second-degree theft.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon’s Attorney General is taking action after hearing complaints from people who’ve had trouble with their hotel reservations for this summer’s eclipse. Last week, the Oregon Department of Justice mailed letters to every hotel in the state within the path of the eclipse, warning them to play by the rules.
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".