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If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.
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Western Beverages, hiring for a Store Associate, full-time, 35 hours per week. The candidate must have great customer service skills and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., have experience in cash/credit card transactions, be reliable, must be over the age of 21 and able to pass a background check. Benefits available after 90 days. Interested applicants may apply in person at Western Beverages, 301 10th Street, Suite 1, Floresville, TX or apply online at www.westernbeverages.com.
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A warning to consumers about 'clickjacking' scam




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July 12, 2013 | 5,177 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN, Texas - Even savvy computer users can fall for "clickjacking," the latest trick that hides a scam on a seemingly safe web page. It’s a scheme that makes victims think they are clicking a harmless link, when they are really activating a scam.

Here’s how it works:

It starts like most online phishing scams. You receive an email, social media message or text that directs you to a website. Scammers may claim to be from a major store chain, and say they are giving away a gift. They instruct you to go to a website and enter to win.

When you arrive at the site, everything looks normal. But scammers have hidden links and other content on the page. In addition to the content you can see, scammers have added an invisible layer.

You complete a form to “register,” thinking your click will enter you for a “free gift” or other special offer, but you are really activating a code. This code can do anything from placing an order with an online retailer to changing the settings on your computer.

This technique is also used to trick you into "liking" something on social media that you normally wouldn't. This is called "likejacking." For example, you might receive an attention-getting message that you’re in a video. Just by clicking to see it, you might actually activate a code which “likes” the webpage and publicizes the link on your newsfeed.

Better Business Bureau has these tips for consumers to avoid a “clickjacking” or “likejacking” scam:

Click with caution. Stay away from teasers for sensational videos and messages that require you to “click here” in order to see the full video or message.

Update your computer. The newest versions of browsers have security updates that warn you of suspicious websites. Also, make sure you have antivirus software installed on your computer, and that it is up-to-date.

Log out of websites. Many “clickjacking” scams take advantage of web users' habit of staying logged into social media sites or popular online retailers. Make sure to always log out of any webpage you’re not using, and avoid selecting the tab “remember me” when signing in to a site. By staying logged on to multiple sites, it makes it that much easier for scammers to "like" or even purchase something in your name.

Don't fall for fake sites. It's easy to steal the colors, logos and headers of an established organization. Make sure to do your research to make sure that website is legitimate and not an imitation. Just because a site looks real, does not mean it is.
If you become a victim of internet fraud, USA.gov has a list of official government web resources to help direct you on the next steps to take.

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


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