- All Wes McCartney's customers wanted were nice, relaxing koi ponds in their backyards. Instead, they got a bunch of fishy reasons he couldn't start their jobs. Luther is an ex-military man who paid for a pond. William is an ex-teacher who paid for a pond. But, when it came time for the pond guy to do the jobs -- we're told he was always too hurt to work. Wes builds Koi ponds for a living. At least, he's supposed to build Koi ponds.
- This is Kathy Krstich on the job as a party planner. But Kathy Krstich is a fake, she's really a convicted felon named Katica Vitosevic and I've spent the last eight months trying to find her. And I'm not alone. "She's as smooth as I ever met," said Sarah. "As far as I know she's just a stone con." Sarah met Kathy Krstich while planning a birthday party at Maccabees mid-town restaurant more than a year ago. Kathy was the events planner. Rob Wolchek: "You had complete trust in her at this point."
- I made his annual visit to teacher Steve Slagel's business classes at Lutheran High School North in Macomb. This is my kind of class - one with attentive students learning about business - and in particular, business fraud. "He just teaches a general business class but the last few weeks we've been learning a lot about fraud," said one student. "He uses (Wolchek's) videos to help us learn that there's so much in our area that we don't know about." It's called the fraud unit.
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".