It's easier to get scammed on Facebook than you might think. So don't "Like" random things. Here are the most common scams and how they get you.
1. "Like" Farming. This is that one where you see the picture of a sick kid in the hospital, holding up a sign that says "If I get a million likes, I might not get a new liver. But maybe I will!" Do NOT like this photo . . . there's no sick kid waiting for a transplant. It's called "Like" farming. When you "Like" a post, Facebook puts a copy of that post on all your friends' news feeds. If they Like it too, it spreads to their friends. After 100,000 Likes, the page owner puts up ads, which then show up in ALL of your news feeds.
2. Celebrity Sex Tapes. This one has been around a while, but it never goes away. You click on a link that promises a new Rihanna sex tape, or Taylor Swift, or whoever. It takes you to a site where you fill out a survey, but you never get to see the tape. Meanwhile, the website is making nasty posts in YOUR NAME on all your friends' timelines. And more likely than not, it's loading malware onto your computer. Anything from stealing your personal data, to spying on you with your own webcam.
3. Who Viewed My Profile? This is another oldie-but-goodie. But still the most popular Facebook scam by far. There's no legitimate way to check who views your page. Facebook doesn't release that information to anyone. But it LOOKS really legitimate. It even uses your own friends' profile pictures to gain your trust. But then you're prompted to install a new browser extension. And those can record everything you enter on other websites, or even take over your whole profile.
4. Change Your Profile Colors. This one advertises an app that will allow you to change your profile to a different color. But if you’re like most people, you've been on Facebook for YEARS already . . . and you've NEVER seen a profile that’s not blue. Instead it takes you to another website, where you're asked to fill out a short survey. And the information you give is sold to marketing companies, who turn around and fill up the world with more spam. And if you entered your email address . . . forget about it.
I found this recipe and decided to make it on a weekend getaway with my family. They loved it. My niece and nephew had me make it twice...in one night. As I mention in the recipe, I make 16 servings instead of just 8. Try it and let me know what you think. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
16 slices pepperoni, cut into quarters
2 pieces string cheese (1 ounce each), cut into quarters
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Unroll crescent dough; separate into eight triangles. Place eight pepperoni pieces on each. Place a piece of cheese on the short side of each triangle; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Roll up each, starting with the short side; pinch seams to seal. Sprinkle with garlic salt and remaining Italian seasoning.
Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 appetizers.
NOTE: I will cut the crescent rolls in half to make 16 smaller appetizers. I will also brush the tops with melted butter and serve with warm marinara sauce. Mmm..
This is too funny.. I stole this from a friend’s Facebook post..
Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets.
'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter.
'You don't?' I replied.
'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.
'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'
So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets
(Unbelievable but sadly true...) (Must have been the same one I asked for sweetener, and she said they didn't have any, only Splenda and sugar.)
I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.
After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'
I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'
She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left.
She had no clue to what had just happened.
( But the lady behind me had a big smirk on her face as I left)
A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.'
I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. 'Do you need some help?' I asked. She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'
'Hmmm, I don't know. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.
'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk....'
(PLEASE just lay down before you hurt yourself !!!)
Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies.
(Brunette, by the way!!)
A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine, the mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer......'
Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency right away'
Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're Stupid!!!!
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.
Don't laugh....it is all true...
Just because you were born in 1996 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid. ... It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons - I am sorry but four years of the 90s just wont cut it.
You're a 90s kid if, you remember watching...
-Kenan and Kel
-Pinky and the Brain
-AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!
-Roc...ko's Modern Life
-Courage the Cowardly Dog
-Clarissa Explains it All
-The Fresh Prince of Bel air
-Nickelodeon Slime Time
You've ever ended a sentence with the word PSYCHE!
You just cant resist finishing this: "In west Philadelphia born and raised...
-Step by Step
-Boy Meets World
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
When everything was settled by:
-rock paper scissors or
-bubble gum bubble gum in a dish
When kickball was something you did everyday!! and you played on the monkey bars and knew at least one kid who broke their arm falling off of it...
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape.
You remember when Super Nintendo became popular.
You always wanted to send in a tape to Americas Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember watching:
-The Magic School Bus
-Ghostwriter on PBS
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.
And you played with Gak, Silly Putty and Sticky Tack that you stole from the teachers walls.
You remember eating Warheads and Smarties
You remember watching:
-The 1st Batman
You remember Ring Pops!!!
If you remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"
You remember boom boxes vs. CD players
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere u went
You watched the original cartoons of
-Power Rangers (with the Green ranger)
All your school supplies were Lisa Frank or Five Star brand
If you collected:
-Pokemon cards (the oringinal 150)
-Coins with the states on them
-Silver dollars, which were cool to have
Everyone watched the WB
If you even know what an original Walkman is..
You know the Macarena by heart
"Talk to the hand". . .enough said.
You went to McDonald's to play in the play place
Before the MySpace/Facebook/Twitter frenzy...
Before the Internet & text messaging...
Before Sidekicks & iPods ...
Before PlayStation3 or X-BOX 360...
When light up sneakers were cool and you had spiral spring shoelaces
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs
When gas was $1.
When we recorded stuff on VCR
You had slap bracelets!
You actually played outside until it was dark!
Way back-before we realized all this would eventually disappear...
– Keebler® Fudge Stripes™ Cookies
– Large Marshmallows
– Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
– Green Candy Melts
– Green Sprinkles or Cake Sparkles
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Melt dark chocolate candy in the microwave, in 30 second intervals on 50% power. Stir after each heating. Repeat until completely melted. Dip Fudge Stripe Cookies into chocolate, coating completely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, top side down, until candy coating is completely set.
2. Using a toothpick, dip marshmallow into chocolate and coat almost entirely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, until candy coating is completely set. Remove toothpick.
3. Melt green candy just as you did the chocolate. Flip marshmallow upside down and insert new toothpick in top. Dip into green candy, just barely, to create a small band of green around the bottom.
4. Coat green candy band with sprinkles or sparkles. Shake off excess.
5. Place marshmallow in center of chocolate covered cookie. Carefully remove toothpick. Touch up the toothpick hole with a small dab of melted chocolate, if desired.
6. To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green.
Brings a tear to one's eye with this Christmas Story: An old but beautiful story of marriage and the communication between a husband and his wife.
A couple was Christmas shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve and the mall was packed. As the wife walked through the mall she was surprised to look up and see her husband was nowhere around. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. Because she was so worried, she called him on her mobile phone to ask him where he was.
In a calm voice, the husband said, "Honey, you remember the jewelry store we went into about 5 years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we could not afford and I told you that I would get it for you one day?"
The wife choked up and started to cry and said, "Yes, I remember that jewelry store."
Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can't look that old. Well . . . you'll love this story about a girl named Alice. Here’s her story…
My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma on the wall, which bore his full name suddenly I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40-odd years ago.
Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.
After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High school. Yes. Yes, I did. I'm a Mustang,' he gleamed with pride. When did you graduate?' I asked. He answered, 'in 1975. Why do you ask? You were in my class!' I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely. Then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled faced, fat-assed, gray-haired, decrepit, S.O.B. asked, “What did you teach??”
I bequeath to you today one little girl in a crispy blue dress with two blue eyes and a happy laugh that ripples all day long and a flash of light blonde hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs.
I trust you'll treat her well. She's slipping out of the backyard of my heart this morning and skipping off down the street to her first day of school. Never again will she be completely mine. Prim and proper, she'll wave a young independent hand this morning and say "goodbye", and walk with little lady steps to the schoolhouse.
Now, she'll learn to stand in lines and wait by the alphabet for her name to be called. She'll learn to tune her ears for sounds of school bells and deadlines, and she'll learn to giggle, and gossip, and look at the ceiling in a disinterested way, and she'll learn to be jealous.
Now she'll learn how not to cry. No longer will she have time to sit on the front porch on a hot summer day and watch an ant scurry across a crack in the sidewalk. Nor will she have time to pop out of bed with the dawn to kiss lilac blossoms in the morning dew.
No...now she'll worry about important things like grades and which dress to wear and whose best friend is whose. She'll forget her blocks and dolls, and now she'll find new heroes. For five full years now, I've been her sage and Santa Claus, pal and playmate, Father and friend.
Now she'll learn to share her worship with her teachers, which is only right. But, no longer will I be the smartest, greatest man in the whole world. Today, when that school bell rings for the first time, she'll learn what it means to be a member of the group, with all its privileges and its disadvantages, too. She'll learn in time that proper ladies do not laugh out loud or kiss dogs or keep frogs in pickle jars in bedrooms, or even watch ants scurry across cracks in the summer sidewalk. Today, she'll learn for the first time that all who smile at her are not her friends, and I'll stand on the front porch and watch her start out on the long lonely journey to becoming a woman.
So world, I bequeath to you today, one little girl in a crispy blue dress with two blue eyes and a happy laugh that ripples all day long, and a flash of blonde hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs.