Text Messaging Scam Involving #Mailed Packages

A new text messaging scam involving mailed packages that allow fraudsters to gain access to personal information has been making the rounds across the country, federal officials warn.

The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies that have issued an alert after consumers made numerous complaints after receiving a text message saying that a package pending, telling the user to click a link to set up delivery for the item.

Once the link is clicked, users will be instructed to provide personal identifying information. Scammers have posed as drivers from FedEx, USPS, UPS, and other delivery services since the scam came to light.

The FTC said that in many cases the scammers know the cell phone user’s first name – and sometimes even their last name — though the messages are not legitimate.

“The scammers are pretty crafty in putting these things together and trying to trick people to fall for them by making them think that they’re real messages,” an FTC spokesperson noted.

According to the FTC, “If you get an unexpected text message, don’t click on any links. If you think it could be legit, contact the company using a website or phone number you know is real. Don’t use the information in the text message.”

Do You Receive a Call From 264-35

Who’s calling now? That number doesn’t ring a bell. Hold the phone, says the Federal Trade Commission. You could be a potential victim of the growing “one-ring” cell phone scam.

Here’s how it works: Scammers are using auto-dialers to call cell phone numbers across the country. Scammers let the phone ring once — just enough for a missed call message to pop up.

The scammers hope you’ll call back, either because you believe a legitimate call was cut off, or you will be curious about who called. If you do, chances are you’ll hear something like, “Hello. You’ve reached the operator, please hold.” All the while, you’re getting slammed with some hefty charges — a per-minute charge on top of an international rate. The calls are from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that look like they’re from inside the U.S., but actually are associated with international phone numbers — often in the Caribbean. The area codes include: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876.

If you get a call like this, don’t pick it up and don’t call the number back. There’s no danger in getting the call: the danger is in calling back and racking up a whopping bill.

If you’re tempted to call back, do yourself a favor and check the number through online directories first. They can tell you where the phone number is registered.

If you’ve been a victim of the “one-ring” scam, try to resolve the charges with your cell phone carrier. If that doesn’t work, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

And as a general rule: Read your phone bill often — line by line. If you don’t recognize or understand a charge, contact your carrier.

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Who is Daddy Backwards Entertainment

I know you are probably wondering, What does Daddy Backwards mean or stand for? Well, Caasi Semaj is the female version of a “Junior” child, named after her father with a unique twist. You may look at her name and think the spelling is wrong, but that is far from the case, Caasi’s father is named “Isaac James” and if you reverse that it spells “Caasi Semaj” and that is where the nickname “Daddy Backwards” originates from. Like her dad, Caasi is bold, strong-willed, ambitious, and loves to laugh. She is also sensitive, sweet, generous, and loves to be outdoors.

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Cotton Candy, Tee-Shirts and Flavored Popcorn!!!

What is Popcorn


A popcorn kernel’s strong hull contains the seed’s hard, starchy shell endosperm with 14–20% moisture, which turns to steam as the kernel is heated. Pressure from the steam continues to build until the hull ruptures, allowing the kernel to forcefully expand, from 20 to 50 times its original size, and then cool.

Popcorn (popped corn, popcorns or pop-corn) is a variety of corn kernel which expands and puffs up when heated; the same names are also used to refer to the foodstuff produced by the expansion.

What is Cotton Candy

Cotton candy is a spun-sugar confection that resembles cotton. It usually contains small amounts of flavoring or food coloring.
The candy is made by heating and liquefying sugar, spinning it centrifugally through minute holes—by which the sugar rapidly cools and re-solidifies into fine strands. It is often sold at fairs, circuses, carnivals, and festivals—served in a plastic bag or on a stick or paper cone.

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I Saw Myself From A Different Prospective #Bus

The first time I watched a woman and her two children get on the train at 6:00 am I thought to myself – It’s quite early to have an infant and little girl out on the train. 

I saw her again and again and thought to myself – Wow she does this every day surely there was someone who would give her a ride.

One day I saw her with her children and notice how the conductor was quite annoyed that she didn’t have her ticket ready…

The other day I saw her and she was combing her daughter’s hair on the train (she wasn’t quite ready for that early trip).  I watched her comb the hair and feed her baby in the carriage while riding the train.

One time I watched the other passengers get on the train and stare at her until they passed by –  as if she had leprosy and should have been banned from the train.

I thought to myself – wow I remember getting on the train about 27 years ago when my daughter was an infant and I did not do as well as the woman I watched… It was in that moment that I had great respect for her courage and strength.

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