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Found: Cute, friendly male dog, Floresville courthouse area, he obviously belongs to someone as he has a collar but no tags. Call 210-355-2613 to claim him.
Lost 4 Limosine Calves brown 6-month old on Friday September 23 Stockdale between CR334 and 421 Yellow ear tags. Please call 210-887-5442
Found: Light brown large male puppy, approx. 1 year old, very lovable and sweet, no collar, near F.M. 537 and 427 off Hwy. 181. Call 830-393-9999 or 419-250-9099.
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Sears Hometown Store in Floresville, Texas is hiring a full-time sales associates. Applicants must be self-motivated, must be able to lift over 50 pounds, with great customer service and sales experience. Management skills and bilingual is a plus. Qualified applicants may apply in person at 2301 10th, Floresville.  No calls please.
Occasional companion for elderly lady in Shannon Ridge subdivision. References required. 210-332-0109 for details
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E-book fraud leaves consumers with worthless material




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April 5, 2012 | 1,936 views | Post a comment

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- With the growing popularity of e-books, scammers have found ways to capitalize on this new method of buying books. Some of these scams offer worthless material at a low price while others target authors or authorized publishers by pirating their books.

There are two main types of e-book fraud. The first is content farming, which consists of creating automatically generated content, web-collected content or fake content, turning it into an e-book, and then selling it.

The second type of fraud consists of scammers stealing an author’s book and then selling it as an e-book, even though they don’t own the copyright. Chances are it is a book that isn't already available as an e-book, or it could be a "low cost" version of a book that is already available.

Scammers can easily fool consumers into buying the book by using multiple fake identities to give the book good reviews, which give the “author” a good reputation.

Better Business Bureau offers these tips to avoid buying an e-book that is less than what you expected:

· Stick with known authors. Buy from authors you have used in the past or that have been referred to you. If you decide to buy from an unfamiliar author, see if you can download a free sample first to test the quality.

· Make purchases through secure websites. Make sure that the site is secure when you place the order. Look for the ‘s’ in https:// at the beginning of the site’s URL on the page where you enter payment information.

· Don't be taken in by great reviews that accompany cheap e-books. They may be genuine or the writers may have been paid to produce them. Do a search on the book name or author to see what other people say or how many other books the author claims to have written.

· Avoid clicking links in e-books. Don't click on links inside an e-book. Malware is sometimes attached in order to obtain your credit card information.

To check the reliability of a company and find trustworthy businesses, visit bbb.org.
 

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