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MCM Comic Con London 2015

MCM Comic Con London 2015

If cosplay, gaming, youtube, sci-fi, anime or fantasy are your thing then you were probably at MCM Comic Con London 2015 this weekend.

For me it was a whole new experience which I was introduced to when my son asked me to take him to the event. I was vaguely aware that people like to dress up as their favorite sci-fi, fantasy, cartoon, film and game characters and get together once in while but I had no ...

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My Children, Amazing In Grief

My Children, Amazing In Grief

Earlier this year I had the unenviable  duty of standing in a relatives room in hospital while my children were told their mum had tragically passed away. It was entirely unexpected and came only a night after she had been admitted to hospital with a sudden illness.

As I glanced around the hospital relatives room at each of my children to quickly gauge their reactions and to judge which of them was in the most immediate need ...

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Good Website Photography, A Must!

Good Website Photography, A Must!

One of the main things that will make or break your new website is the quality of the photographs that you use on your site.

These days you have just a few seconds to keep people on your website and the old saying that a picture paints a thousand words has never been truer than it is now.

Quite simply most people will not bother to read your website text unless they decide to stay on ...

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Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Online attacks on Facebook can range from fake negative comments to campaign pages and trolls to accounts impersonating your business or brand and more.

The following are a few tips to help protect your facebook page and your facebook reputation.

Privacy Settings

Within the settings of your business facebook page you can set up things like a profanity filter to stop people posting bad language on your page and various other privacy settings and filters.

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Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

There is a series of emails going around at the moment that appear to be from genuine companies telling the receiver that they have either just made a payment or that they need to make a payment and attached to the email is a word document claiming to be an invoice or a payment confirmation.

An example of this is shown in the screen shot below.

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iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

A scam email pretending to be from Apple iTunes is doing the rounds with the title:

“Account Deleted due to TOS Violations”

The email states in it’s opening line:

“This message confirms that your Apple Account was deleted due to a violation of our Terms of Service that was left unresolved.”

This is a scam or ‘Phishing’ email and does not originate from Apple. The link in the email goes to a fake site ...

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Removing Fake Tripadvisor Reviews

Removing Fake Tripadvisor Reviews

How to Remove Fake Reviews from Trip Advisor

If you google ‘fake reviews on tripadvisor’ there are around 15 million search results returned.

One of the top results is a BBC investigation into fake reviews on the site and there are numerous websites offering to actually write fake reviews for you for a small fee.

It’s amazing but true that there is a whole industry based on writing fake reviews on Trip Advisor!

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Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Below is a screen shot of an email received today pretending to be from Halifax Bank.

Like all of these so called ‘Phishing’ emails it contains a link to a fake Halifax site where you are invited to enter your log in details, when you do this the scammers record your details and then use them to log in to your real Halifax account.

Halifax have a page on their website here http://www.halifax.co.uk/aboutonline/security/common-threats/phishing/ ...

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Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

I am plagued every day by emails from various fake organisations around the world claiming I have inherited or won or am entitled to millions of dollars (See my previous rant about spam email)  but this one just made me laugh out loud mainly because it claimed I am DEAD.

I am amused and disturbed beyond words that the scammers are now even emailing the dead in the hope of ...

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Increase Your Social Network Following

Increase Your Social Network Following

How To Increase Your Social Network Following for FREE

Some really obvious ways to increase your followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and the other social networks for FREE but ways that are often overlooked.

The ultimate aim for your business when increasing your social network following is to have more people and organisations to market your products and services to and more people ...

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