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    BE sure to check your lottery ticket numbers as more than $2.2million in unclaimed lottery prizes in Washington are set to expire in the coming weeks.  As soon as December 12, 25 prizes worth $10,000 or more will expire after no winning lottery ticket owner claimed their money,  2Check your lottery tickets to see if you won one of these unclaimed prizesCredit: Getty 2Up to $2.2 million in prizes remain unclaimed in the Washington LotteryCredit: Getty The winning numbers for the prize expiring next week are 02, 18, 19, and 21.  The numbers were drawn on June 15 in Redmond, Washington.  Between January 9 and June 3, 22 more prizes worth $10,000 will expire unless the lottery winners come forward.  Lottery ticket holders that think they might be holding one of the winning tickets can find the drawn numbers on the Washington Lottery’s official website.  Read More on the LotteryLOTTO BLUNDER I hid my winning lottery ticket for safekeeping - but then disaster struckBAGS OF CASH I won the lottery and use my money to indulge in my VERY luxurious...
    GOOGLE is issuing warnings to millions of Android users who have breached passwords. The tech firm has a genius feature that alerts people if their password was part of a hack – and it even works on Android phones. 1Look out for an alert like this – and don't ignore itCredit: Google It's called Password Checkup and it's something that you should never ignore. Google does this by matching your passwords up to known data breaches that are readily available for scammers on the internet. This means you can change your details before a hacker attempts to use them to access your accounts. So far, it's been available on Google Chrome for desktop. Read More on The Sun RING IT UP People are just noticing very handy Ring Doorbell trick you need to try now But the company went a step further earlier this year, introducing the alert to Chrome on Android devices too. Password Checkup for Android is one of the latest useful features to land on Google Assistant. The additional protection will help users to "check their saved credentials for security vulnerabilities and provides a list of actions to...
    GMAIL users are being warned over a string of scam emails being sent to accounts. Registered users are receiving a huge volume of fake emails as we head into the festive period – and are being told they need to take extra care. 1Google have issued an urgent warning to Gmail usersCredit: Reuters Google currently estimates that it has managed to block nearly 15 billion unwanted messages from arriving in Gmail inboxes in just single day. And during the past two weeks they believe they have stopped over 231 billion spam and phishing messages in their tracks. Insiders suggest that’s roughly 10 per cent more than Google usually spots in the same time frame. Google said: "These con artists are pesky and persistent during the best of times, but during the holiday season their behaviour is even more extreme. “That’s why we have a dedicated team of Googlers who work around the clock to thwart these uninvited guests." Although Google has successfully blocked billions of spam messages, there are always some that slip through the net. As a result, experts...
    PARENTS have been warned to check their baby's bottles and cups after a company recalled thousands of products over poisoning fears. Green Sprouts recalled 10,500 stainless steel straw bottles, sippy cups and sip & straw cups after finding the base can break off and expose a part that contains lead, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 3Green Sprouts has recalled thousands of stainless steel straw bottles and cupsCredit: Consumer Product Safety Commission 3The company found the base of the products can break off and expose a part that contains leadCredit: Consumer Product Safety Commission 3Parents are instructed to take the bottles and cups away from children and discard themCredit: Consumer Product Safety Commission The base of the bottles and cups can come off and expose a solder dot that contains lead and could potentially expose toddlers to hazardous poison. While the manufacturer said they are aware of seven incidents where the base came off, they claim no injuries have been reported. Green Sprouts said in a statement: “There is negligible risk to the health and safety of users....
    KANSAS residents have been urged to check their lottery tickets as the $92.9million jackpot has remained unclaimed for nearly two days. The winner purchased the ticket from one of the 21 counties in northeast Kansas on Saturday. 1The $92.9million Powerball has yet to be claimedCredit: Getty The counties include Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Atchison, Geary, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Osage, Douglas, Franklin, Miami, Morris, and Northern Lyon County. The winning numbers are 7-28-62-63-64 and Powerball 10. Winners have two payment options: they can receive a lump sum of about $47.3million or the entire $92.9million in payments over 30 years. The first payment would be $1.3million, and the last payment would be $5.7million if they chose the annuity option. Read More on PowerballLADY LUCK I won a $10million Powerball jackpot - my 'add-on' strategy doubled my chancesSECRET CASH Important reason we may never know ID of powerball winner after urgent warning Powerball drawings are held at 9:59 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Players have until 8:59 pm on draw days to purchase Powerball tickets....
    CHECK your Powerball lottery tickets this week as the latest jackpot jumped more than $10 million over the weekend after there was no winner in the Saturday drawing  As of Sunday, the Powerball lottery jackpot jumped to $56 million with a cash option of $29.1 million.  1The latest Powerball jackpot has jumped to $56 millionCredit: Getty The prize increase comes after there was no winner selected in the Powerball’s drawing on November 26. The winning numbers picked during the drawing were 15, 30, 47, 50, and 51. The red Powerball power number was 3 and the power play number was 10.   Despite no winner, one Arkansas ticket buyer did take home around $1 million after matching all five white numbers, according to mlive.com.  Read More on the LotterySECRET CASH Important reason we may never know ID of powerball winner after urgent warningBALL IN YOUR COURT Powerball lottery warning after massive $92.2m jackpot remains unclaimed If he had the power play number, the play would have taken home another $1 million, the outlet reported.  There were three other winners in Michigan,...
    POWERBALL players have been urged to check their tickets after a $92.2million jackpot was scooped - but the winner might never be identified. The winning ticket, with the numbers 7-28-62-63-64 and Powerball 10, was sold in one of 21 counties in northeast Kansas last Saturday. 1The lucky ticket holder's identity might never be releasedCredit: Getty The winner can receive a cash option of about $47.3 million or the full $92.9 million in annualized payments over 30 years. The first payment would be $1.3million, and the last payment would be $5.7million if they chose the annuity option. But the lucky ticket holder's identity might never be released. In Kansas, winners have the option to remain anonymous when claiming a prize. Read more on PowerballLADY LUCK I won a $10million Powerball jackpot - my 'add-on' strategy doubled my chancesBIG BUCKS I'm a lotto expert who won a $28M jackpot & my secret tip could bag you millions It means the store where the winning ticket was sold won't be revealed until after the ticket holder steps forward. The retailer can scoop...
    POWERBALL officials have issued an alert to players as a $92.2million jackpot remains unclaimed two days after the draw. The winning ticket, containing the numbers 7-28-62-6-62 and Powerball 10, was sold in one of 21 counties in northeast Kansas on Saturday. 1Powerball players in Kansas are urged to check their tickets as a $92.2million jackpot remains unclaimedCredit: Getty The Powerball ticket was sold in one of the following Kansas counties: Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Atchison, Geary, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Osage, Douglas, Franklin, Miami, Morris and Northern Lyon County. The winner can receive a cash option of about $47.3 million or the full $92.9 million in annualized payments over 30 years. The first payment would be $1.3million, and the last payment would be $5.7million if they chose the annuity option. According to the Kansas Lottery, the multi-million-dollar ticket is just one of many unclaimed prizes throughout the state. Read more lotto storiesUP FOR GRABS Unclaimed $1.65m lotto jackpot set to expire - players warned to check ticketsLADY LUCK I won a $10million Powerball jackpot -...
    A WALMART shopper has warned there are three words customers need to look out for on their receipts to avoid being overcharged. Julia Taylor said she was charged an extra $19.86 for an "unknown item" in her Walmart shop last month. 3Julia Taylor was given a mystery chargeCredit: TikTok 3She warns people to check their receiptsCredit: TikTok The TikToker, who goes by the username @julesakajuliataylor on the platform, said she initially put the total down to "inflation". But after checking her bill again and running it by the receipt-scanning app Fetch, she found the words "universal unknown item" appear. Julia said: “This is a PSA for all of my shoppers: anyone who buys groceries, anyone who goes to the store, anyone who shops. “Always check your receipts.” Read More on WalmartTERRIFYING Chilling details emerge after Walmart worker abducted in store by masked gunmanTRY IT Self-checkout secrets revealed as Walmart, Kroger, & Dollar General try new service Julia said she took her receipt back to the store, where customer service was "very kind and helpful". And when they went...
    A SINGLE ticket holder has won the record-breaking $2.04billion Powerball Jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Altadena, California, lottery officials said on Tuesday. 1A single ticket holder has won the record-breaking $2.04billion Powerball JackpotCredit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Despite a technical-related drawing delay that postponed the drawing from Monday evening to Tuesday morning, the winning ticket matched all five white balls as well as the Powerball. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. TopicsUS LotteryYOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunLive BlogMORE MONEY Exact date huge new $1,050 relief checks going out in weeksLive BlogMORE MONEY Automatic $144 monthly payment boost coming soon - see exact date it startsBONUS CASH Less than 24 hours until direct payments of up to $4,194 being mailed outLive BlogBIG CASH Winning numbers revealed for historic $1.9billion jackpot after delayFollow The SunServices Sign...
    AMERICANS are urged to check their lottery tickets immediately after the Powerball claimed ten new millionaires. Ten US tickets matched all five numbers on Monday night's draw worth $1million. 1Americans are urged to check their lottery tickets after ten players won big on Monday nightCredit: Reuters Three pairs of winning tickets were bought in California, Ohio, and Texas. The others came from Florida, Indiana, Michigan, and New York. At the same time, three lottery tickets matched all five numbers except for the Powerball and added the Power Play worth $2million. These were sold in Florida, New York, and Oklahoma. Read More LotteryLOTTO SECRET I won £26million on lotto but I kept it a secret from wife & kid - here's whyLUCKY STREAK Woman wins $400,000 in lottery after hitting jackpot twice in one week No-one, however, matched all six numbers - meaning the jackpot, which now sits at $1.2billion, is still up for grabs. The winning numbers for Monday night's draw were 13, 19, 36, 39, 59, and the Powerball is 13. Double Play numbers are 9, 14,...
    LOTTERY officials have warned players to check their Powerball tickets after six people won $1million prizes but nobody hit the jackpot. Now at an estimated $715.1million, the fifth-largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history, has still not been after no one matched all the numbers in Wednesday night's drawing. 1With no winner guessing all six numbers to claim the pot, the jackpot prize has grown in recent weeks and will be $800 million for Saturday night's drawingCredit: Getty With no winner guessing all six numbers to claim the pot, the jackpot prize has grown in recent weeks and will be $800 million for Saturday night's drawing. Wednesday's winning numbers were 19, 36, 37, 46, 56 with the Powerball of 24. The Powerball jackpot was last won on Aug. 3, when a Pennsylvania ticket won a $206.9 million jackpot and there have been 36 drawings in a row without a grand prize winner since. $1million win Read more about the lotteryYEAR OF FORTUNE I scooped £630k lottery jackpot - then I won the prize AGAIN within a yearLINE UP 'Luckiest store in the US'...
    ACCORDING to lottery officials, a winning ticket for a $494million jackpot has been sold in an area damaged by Hurricane Ian. Weeks after the storm battered parts of Florida, it was revealed that the winning tickets to Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot were sold in Fort Meyers. 2Lottery officials say the winning lottery ticket for a nearly $500million jackpot was purchased in an area devasted by Hurricane IanCredit: AFP Officials way the jackpot was the eleventh largest in the game’s history, however, it comes at a difficult time in Fort Meyers. The area was heavily devastated by Hurricane Ian after the Category 4 storm hit the west coast of the state, destroying homes and businesses in its wake. Local officials reported that at least 127 people have died within the state. People who purchased tickets are being used by the Florida Lottery to check them. READ MORE LOTTOSPINNING PLATES I scooped thousands on lottery thanks to the unique way I pick my numbersNUMBER CHECK Urgent warning to check Mega Millions & Powerball lotto tickets as $494m won The winning ticket is...
    CHECK your lotto tickets as the $494million Mega Millions jackpot has been won and the $454million Powerball unclaimed jackpot is set to expire. On Friday night, two ticket-holders - one in California and one in Florida - split the $494million jackpot after matching all six drawn numbers in the Mega Millions lottery. 1Check your lotto tickets as you could win millionsCredit: Getty The winning numbers for Friday were 9-22-26-41-44 with Mega Ball 19 and Megaplier 2. The last time winners split the Mega Millions jackpot was almost exactly five years ago today on October 13, 2017, WLTX reported. Mega Millions said that this was its eleventh-largest jackpot in the history of the game. The lotto game hasn't seen a jackpot winner in months. Read more on lottoGAME PLAN I won my state's biggest lotto prize - the secret strategy I used let me winANALYZE THIS Lotto winner's very precise strategy revealed after he scooped $50k jackpot The last big win was on July 29 when someone from Chicago won $1.337billion. The Mega Millions jackpot will reset to $20million for its...
    META has found 400 malicious iOS and Android apps that could steal your Facebook login credentials. Fortunately, they've provided a full list so you can delete them if you've accidentally downloaded one. 1Meta found 400 dangerous apps to delete nowCredit: Getty The apps were available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store so they were easy to download. Meta said: "Our security researchers have found more than 400 malicious Android and iOS apps this year that were designed to steal Facebook login information and compromise people’s accounts. "These apps were listed on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store and disguised as photo editors, games, VPN services, business apps, and other utilities to trick people into downloading them." The full list of dangerous apps is listed below. Read more on FacebookBAD APP Urgent warning for Android and iPhone users as Facebook finds 400 malicious appsTEXT HORROR Horrifying Facebook message cost victim $500,000 – and it could happen to you Malicious apps to delete nowMeta advises deleting the following apps... IOS APPS FB Advertising Optimization Business ADS...
    ANYONE over the age of 55 who has ever smoked should be offered lung cancer screening, a government advisory body has said. The UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) has called for the checks to be rolled out across the entire UK to help spot cases of the deadly condition. 1Smoking is the fifth biggest cause of death in EnglandCredit: AFP The committee said all former and current smokers aged between 55 and 74 should be invited to an assessment by a medic. Anyone who is considered to be at high risk of lung cancer would be offered a low dose CT scan, under the new plans.  Around 47,000 people are diagnosed with the lung cancer every year in the UK - and 34,700 people die. In England, it is the fifth biggest cause of death overall.  Most read in Health NewsBREAST BE AWARE Millions of women at risk of killer cancer because they miss vital signsCOVID CASES UP Covid hospital admissions up by half last week, sparking fears of new waveJOG ON Snack labels should show exercise it will take...
    WHATSAPP users have been alerted to two major vulnerabilities that could expose them to cyber crooks. According to hacking news website GBHackers, two bugs discovered by researchers could let attackers take control of people's accounts. 1Two critical vulnerabilities have been fixed by WhatsAppCredit: AFP WhatsApp has fixed the two "critical" security threats, which affect both the Android and iOS versions of the chat app. However, if you've not updated to the latest version of the app, you are still vulnerable. "Both vulnerabilities are marked under 'critical' severity ... and were found by the WhatsApp internal security team," GBHackers wrote. They added that hackers could exploit the flaws to hack your device using a dodgy video file or when on a video call. Read more about WhatsAppWHAT'S 'APPENING? WhatsApp announces new feature that will change how you call your friendsNOT APPY Urgent warning for MILLIONS over 'hacked' WhatsApp lurking on your phone Once they've gained access to your phone, they could launch malware, steal sensitive data or even take control of the device. WhatsApp confirmed that it had fixed the bugs...
    IF YOU'RE worried about losing your Facebook account to hackers, changing these settings should quell your fears. They provide extra layers of protection for users to ensure their accounts are almost impossible to compromise. 1Facebook has features to help protect your account from cyber attacksCredit: AFP Two Facebook features in particular are worth your consideration. We're talking about Unrecognised Login alerts and Two-Factor Authentication. Both could help you avoid being compromised by crooks online. Go into Settings and then look for the security section. Read more about FacebookFACE FIRST Millions of Facebook users urged to check HIDDEN list with a very dark secretVIRAL VEG Urgent Facebook warning – sinister hidden meaning behind CARROT emoji revealed Then go to Get Alerts About Unrecognised Logins. Facebook will warn you if someone logs in from a device or browser you don't usually use. Then you can check your account and log out any suspicious app sessions. You'll be able to see who is logging in from where, and on what device. Most read in TechSPACE WARS China to launch missions to Jupiter and Uranus as space...
    PARENTS have been warned that dangerous diet pills are being promoted on social media. Medicines used to treat epilepsy, alcohol addiction and migraine were found being openly promoted as weight loss pills to kids on TikTok. 1The most commonly mentioned prescription drug mentioned in the posts was an appetite suppressant not licensed in the UKCredit: Getty An investigation by The Pharmaceutical Journal revealed that the prescription only pills were being promoted to teenagers searching for diet pills. The journal analysed the top 100 popular user posts under the hashtag #dietpills and found that a number were advocating the use of prescription-only medicine. The most commonly mentioned prescription drug mentioned in the posts was an appetite suppressant not licensed in the UK, known as phentermine. The drug is used in some countries to treat obesity. Read more on diet pillsPILL NIGHTMARE Dodgy diet pills I bought online nearly KILLED me and I couldn’t walkDRUGS PROBE Diet pills that could trigger 'heart attacks' sold on eBay, report warns However, it can sometimes cause lung and heart disease in...
    THE deadline to claim the cash option for a $1.34billion lottery jackpot will expire in only seven days times as the winner is urged to come forward. The ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot was purchased on July 29 at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, Illinois, and the winner still has several months to claim installments of the cash. 1Mega Millions winners have 12 months from the date of the drawing the claim their prize but only 60 days to choose the cash option or annual payments, according to the Illionios Lottery HandbookCredit: Alamy However, if they want the fund in cash, the deadline hits on September 27. Mega Millions winners have 12 months from the date of the drawing the claim their prize but only 60 days to choose the cash option or annual payments, according to the Illinois Lottery Handbook. The $1.34billion prize is the second largest jackpot in the history of the 20-year game, only topped by the $1.537billion won in South Carolina in 2018. “If you are a winner who receives annuity...
    A $1.34BILLION lottery prize has still not been claimed, and time may be running out for the lucky winner. The Mega Millions jackpot was won in late July, but no one has come forward with the winning numbers. 1A mysterious winner has yet to come forward to claim their $1.34billion jackpotCredit: AFP The ticket was sold in Des Plaines, Illinois, where Mega Millions winners have a year to claim their prize if they want to receive it as an annuity spread over three decades. To get the prize as a lump sum, however, they only have 60 days upon winning. For the Mega Millions winner, that means their time is up by September 27.  If this prize was taken as a lump sum, the total winnings would be $780.5million before taxes. Read more about the lotteryFEELING LUCKY? Winning Set For Life numbers for Thursday September 15 £10k a month jackpotWINNER WINNER I won $4.5million playing the lottery - see the four strategies to win big After federal and state taxes, that figure would likely come down to $554.6million The $1.34billion...
    A LUCKY lottery player won a record-setting jackpot of more than $16million in Massachusetts this weekend and it could be you. The state's Megabucks Doubler jackpot was $16.35 million for Saturday's drawing. 1The six winning numbers in the lottery drawing were: 10-17-15-38-26-3Credit: Mass. Lottery "It’s the game’s largest jackpot since it launched in 2009," Massachusetts State Lottery said in a tweet on Sunday. The winner also has an option to choose more than $12million in cash. The winning ticket was sold in a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Ware, the lottery said. Ware is a little more than 80 miles from Boston. Read more on the LotteryLUCK ON OUR SIDE We live 4 miles apart & each won $1M on a $50 lottery scratch-off gameCASH IN I won a $100,000 lottery jackpot after making a crucial change to my strategy If you've purchased a lottery ticket from the store, check your ticket because the winner hasn't come forward to claim their winnings yet, the lottery told WBZ-TV Monday. The six winning numbers in the lottery drawing were: 10-17-15-38-26-3. The Mega...
    FAULTY iPhone chargers made by third parties have been flagged as a serious danger to users by an electrical safety expert. Giuseppe Capanna, of the UK charity Electrical Safety First, says that counterfeit chargers pose a risk of fire or serious electric shock. 1Chargers made by Apple come with a Made for iPhone badgeCredit: Alamy Apple's two meter charger comes in at the steep price of $29 but trying to dodge the expense by buying a knockoff can have disastrous results. "They present a particularly insidious threat to the consumer, undermining legitimate manufacturers and retailers whilst often posing a risk of fire, serious electric shock or even electrocution," Guiseppe explained. They can be difficult to spot in the wild because of the lengths counterfeiters go to impersonate Apple. "Fake iPhone chargers are deliberately made to look identical or similar to a genuine product usually with a view to deceive the consumers." Read More Phone BatteryFEELING DRAINED Android warning over 'battery killer' mistakes that drain your phonePOWER UP Apple iPhone 'charge' warning for MILLIONS – tips to improve your battery life...
    A TECH expert has warned of the potentially deadly consequences of using a dodgy iPhone cable. Giuseppe Capanna, of the UK charity Electrical Safety First, says that counterfeit chargers pose a risk of fire or serious electric shock. 3Dodgy iPhone cables are not worth the riskCredit: Alamy Speaking to the Sun earlier this year, he shared some of the telltale signs that your gadget could be a death trap. "Fake iPhone chargers are deliberately made to look identical or similar to a genuine product usually with a view to deceive the consumers," Guiseppe said. "Counterfeit products are often made up of substandard components which leave the buyer at risk. "They present a particularly insidious threat to the consumer, undermining legitimate manufacturers and retailers whilst often posing a risk of fire, serious electric shock or even electrocution." Read more about iPhoneDOT DISCOVERY Mysterious black circle on back of your iPhone has THREE amazing secretsPASS GO iPhone is killing passwords next month – here's how you'll log in instead Fake iPhone cables fall into two categories: Counterfeits and uncertified accessories. A...
    BILLIONS of Android users have been warned about their privacy settings and are urged to check their WiFi settings now. Techie TikTok star @tatechtips issued the advice in his latest footage on the social media site. 3Android users have been warned to check their WiFi settingsCredit: TikTok/@tatechtips 3Many followers of @Tatechtips thanked the TikTok star for his adviceCredit: TikTok/@tatechtips In the short clip, he said: “Turning off your WiFi, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve turned off your WiFi. “So if you head over to your phone’s settings and go to ‘Location’ and then select ‘Location Services’ and here you can see ‘WiFi scanning’. “It says ‘Let apps use WiFi for location detection even when WiFi is turned off. “So that means that when you’ve turned your WiFi off but you’ve got your scanning on your phone is still constantly sending probe requests for WiFi. Read More on Android PhonesFAN-DROID! Four Android features almost NO ONE knows aboutWET AN IDEA! Is your iPhone or Android waterproof? Hidden 'IP code' can tell you “So if you want an extra level of privacy turn...
    A WOMAN has shared an urgent warning to check your sunscreen bottles after she claimed to have suffered a horror burn. The TikTok user showed her followers an unsightly wound while urging them to make sure they check expiration dates. 2A woman claimed on TikTok that she was severely burned after ignoring an important detail of her sunscreenCredit: TikTok 2The TikTok user is urging her followers to check expiration dates on bottlesCredit: TikTok Morgan Vacala posted a video on the social media app with the caption: "Don't be stupid, check the expiration date on your sunscreen." She wrote in a text overlay, "I'll never forget the look on the doctors face," while showing an apparent wound on her forehead. People took to the comments to get more information on what caused the reported injury. "IT EXPIRES??? I'm a grown adult and didn't realize," one person commented. read more sun storiesON THE RUN Urgent hunt for two inmates as terrifying details of daring escape emerge'DISGUSTED' Paras sent for STD tests after woman they had orgy with visited base 31 times Morgan...
    A WOMAN has shared an urgent warning to check your sunscreen bottles after she claimed to have suffered a horror burn. The TikTok user showed her followers an unsightly wound while urging them to make sure they check expiration dates. TikTok 2 A woman claimed on TikTok that she was severely burned after ignoring an important detail of her sunscreen TikTok 2 The TikTok user is urging her followers to check expiration dates on bottles Morgan Vacala posted a video on the social media app with the caption: “Don’t be stupid, check the expiration date on your sunscreen.” She wrote in a text overlay, “I’ll never forget the look on the doctors face,” while showing an apparent wound on her forehead. People took to the comments to get more information on what caused the reported injury. “IT EXPIRES??? I’m a grown adult and didn’t realize,” one person commented. read more sun stories ON THE RUN Urgent hunt for two inmates as terrifying details of daring escape emerge 'DISGUSTED' Paras sent for STD tests after woman they had orgy...
    SECURITY experts have delivered an urgent warning to Microsoft Office users about "homograph attacks". The breach allows malware to be downloaded that can expose your data. 1Cybersecurity experts delivered an urgent warning to Microsoft Office users about a potentially damaging phishing attackCredit: AFP Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used suite of office-related applications in the world. Thanks to its global popularity, it's also a constant target for hackers. Recently, analysts from Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender discovered that Microsoft's platform of office software could be abused to launch phishing attacks. Bitdefender added that the attacks are targeted at users of Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint. More on cyber hacksCYBER WAR US confirms military hackers are supporting UkraineWATCH OUT Microsoft 'zero day' warning for BILLIONS after Office hacked by Chinese crooks Called "homograph attacks," they are said to be smart enough to trick even the most internet-savvy. So, it's vital that users be extra careful and understand what to look out for. What is a homograph attack? Homograph attacks misuse similar-looking characters to deceive users (eg using a "zero" in...
    GOOGLE Chrome fans are being urged to protect their personal data by taking the browser's latest crime-busting tool for a spin. "Privacy Guide" is a simple, step-by-step guided tour of some existing privacy and security controls in Chrome. 1Privacy Guard began rolling out to users in recent weeksCredit: Google It allows you to shore up your account's security without having to trawl through the browser's settings. Users are guided through Chrome's controls for cookies and browsing history. Changing those controls restricts the data that Google and the websites you visit store about you. Privacy Guide also let you tweak Google's Safe Browsing tool, which warns if you're about to access a suspected dodgy website. Read more about GoogleGOOG IDEA Check your Google NOW – someone might be watching everything you do Google announced the new feature in April and began rolling it out to users across the globe in recent weeks. It has described Privacy Guard as a place to "make and manage the right selections for you in one spot." "When you navigate through Privacy Guide, you'll learn about...
    DIABETICS have been urged to check their insulin pumps for cracks before use to avoid getting the incorrect dosage, regulators warn. Some patients have not received enough insulin, resulting in severely high blood sugar levels. 1Medics have issued a warning to diabetics who use the above insulin pump Others have suffered diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – a serious complication of diabetes when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a national patient safety alert for the NovoRapid PumpCart. The warning extends to the insulin cartridge and the Roche Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump. A wrong dosages can result in DKA which can be life threatening if it's not found and treated quickly. Read more on diabetes TAKE THE TEST New risk calculator can predict if YOU will develop diabetes in two minutesRISKY BUSINESS I’m a doctor - here’s 3 life choices that could put you at risk of diabetes Symptoms of this include passing out, tummy pain, feeling thirsty and breath that smells fruity. DKA is a medical emergency and...
    AN urgent warning has been issued to be on the lookout for unexplained rashes, as monkeypox cases spread in the UK. Now seven infections have been found in the last two weeks, health chiefs have told doctors to be prepped for more. 2Monkeypox cases have spread since the first recent infection was revealedCredit: Getty Yesterday it was confirmed four more cases had emerged, none linked to travel. The first recent case in Britain was brought in by someone travelling back from Nigeria. But now experts have warned it is being community spread, with people who might have been in close contact hunted down by doctors. Dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser, UKHSA, said: “This is rare and unusual.  Read more on monkeypoxVIRAL SPREAD Monkeypox spreads in UK as 4 more infections found in scramble to find casesSYMPTOM CHECKER The 8 symptoms of monkeypox you need to know "UKHSA is rapidly investigating the source of these infections because the evidence suggests that there may be transmission of the monkeypox virus in the community, spread by close contact. "We are particularly urging men...
    MAINE'S attorney general issued a warning to residents about scammers posing as IRS agents to defraud people. The state is sending out more than 850,000 stimulus checks this summer, and hackers are calling Mainers under the guise of gathering info to send out the money. 1Maine residents should be wary of potential relief check scams Scammers have reportedly asked for sensitive information like Social Security numbers. The state attorney general's office said that scammers claimed the information was necessary to process the stimulus checks, but in reality, Maine residents do not need to take any action. “Maine Revenue Services already has all the information it needs to issue these relief checks, so no one should need to share any information to collect this check,” Attorney General Aaron Frey said. “As always, do not share any identifying information with anyone demanding such information over the phone without independently confirming their identity.” READ MORE ON SCAMSFRAUD FEAR I lost $82K in a fake car sale - the signs to look for to avoid being scammedCUSTOMER CAUTION I lost $12k in a...
    NEW York Attorney General Letitia James issued a warning to consumers about potential bad actors using Apple AirTags to track people’s locations and their belongings.  Consumers have reported finding unknown AirTags attached to their cars, in their purses, coat pockets and other property. 2Apple AirTags are being used by scammers to track people and their devices Other people reportedly received alerts on their phones that their location was being shared, even when the targets couldn’t find an AirTag or other connected accessory. “Across the country, Apple AirTags are being misused to track people and their belongings to cause harm,” said James in a press release. “Tracking people without their awareness or consent is a serious felony and will not be tolerated by my office. I urge all New Yorkers to pay close attention to their belongings and follow the tips provided by my office to stay safe. “New Yorkers’ safety is my top priority and my office will continue to do everything in its power to protect New Yorkers.” Apple AirTags are small tracking devices used to act as key...
    TAXPAYERS are being warned that they must fill out their Recovery Rebate Credit worksheets when they file their taxes, as the IRS is not going to do it for them. Those who received less or no stimulus payments last year despite being eligible can receive the money they're owed with this year's tax return, but they must fill out the forms to do so. 1Taxpayers have to fill out Recovery Rebate Credit worksheets themselvesCredit: AP "If you don't fill out that worksheet the IRS isn't going to do it for you. So you need to fill out the worksheet and make sure you put the proper numbers in there," tax practice and ethics expert Henry Grzes told WUSA9. Grzes further explained that often taxpayers may be eligible for more money because the 2021 stimulus payment was based on prior year filings and someone's situation may have changed. In order to receive the correct amount of money, it's important that taxpayers make sure to fill out their information accurately. The IRS's website allows users to check how much money they have received so...
    GOOGLE has found 26 new security flaws affecting Chrome users, just weeks after issuing an urgent update for previous vulnerabilities. A warning has been issued to Chrome users as new vulnerabilities have been found just weeks after the last urgent update was issued. 1Google Chrome users are at risk More than 2billion people use Google Chrome, according to Forbes. In a blog post published on January 19, Google alerted Chrome users of the 26 new vulnerabilities. While only one was listed as being critically dangerous, 15 were labeled as "high risk." This means that there is a greater threat risk to users who have not updated their systems. Linux, macOS, and Windows users are most at-risk, according to Forbes. These users are encouraged to update their Chrome browsers as soon as possible. Most read in TechCOMING SOON Samsung Galaxy S22 could be a major iPhone rival – here's all the latest leaksWHAT'S UP Three clever WhatsApp tricks every user should knowFLOAT YOUR BOAT Mind-blowing superyacht with its own WATERFALL and pool aquarium revealedDOWN AND OUT Is this Instagram's...
    AMERICANS have been warned by the IRS not to throw away the stimulus check letter arriving this month as it could mean you receive more money. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said households should be on the lookout for Letter 6475, “Your Third Economic Impact Payment,” in the coming days and weeks. 2The letters going out from the IRS can be used to prepare people's 2021 tax returnCredit: Getty It said in a release: “These letters can help taxpayers, or their tax professional, prepare their 2021 federal tax return.” The letter details how much you received in stimulus money in 2021, including any “plus-up” payments. Some 36million families should be sent the letter. "Letter 6475 only applies to the third round of Economic Impact Payments that was issued starting in March 2021 and continued through December 2021," the IRS said. "The third round of Economic Impact Payments, including the 'plus-up' payments, were advance payments of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit that would be claimed on a 2021 tax return." Most read in MoneyCHECK AGAIN Automatic new $5,200 payments sent...
    WATCH out if you receive an email from Uber as it may not be all it seems. Experts claim to have found a security flaw in the ride hailing app's communication system. 2Security expert says he has alerted Uber of the problem but claims they have rejected itCredit: Getty The bug means anyone can send an email addressed from uber.com and trick unsuspecting users into believing it's a genuine message. Hackers could use this and the 57million email accounts leaked in a huge 2016 data breach for the perfect scam. And according to Bleeping Computer, Uber is aware but yet to do anything about it. Security researcher Seif Elsallamy made the discovery and demonstrated how easily it could be exploited by online crooks. One way is by asking users to verify their card details. Given that it would comes from an uber.com email address, many could be fooled into thinking it's the real deal. And worse still, using the official web address means the emails could bypass spam detection. According to the expert, Uber rejected the problem after he'd reported it...
    AN urgent warning has gone out to apply for a $1,400 stimulus payment now as a Federal Reserve program deadline draws near. Americans may still be about to receive up to $1,400 if they are eligible for a "plus-up" payment. 2It's urgent to check if you are eligible for a 'plus-up' payment nowCredit: Getty The plus-up payments are part of the American Rescue Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. The act included a provision that has sent $1,400 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans. To be eligible for the plus-up payment you must have earned less in 2020 versus 2019. For example, if something changed on your 2020 tax return - like you made less money or added a dependent - you may be eligible for the plus-up payments. If you haven't done so already, you need to file a 2020 tax return to get it. However, you need to act quickly because the IRS has a December 31 deadline for issuing the payments. Most read in MoneyBIG BUCKS IRS sent ‘$3,600 stimulus’ checks out as deadline for January 15...
    AMERICANS who believe they are still owed stimulus cash have just two weeks left to alert the IRS that they are eligible for a "plus-up" check of up to $1,400. Surprise plus-up payments started going out to families who were not given the full stimulus amount they were eligible for earlier this year. 2Americans who believe they are owed 'plus-up' payments should file tax returns ASAPCredit: Getty A family may be eligible for a plus-up payment if the IRS was looking at their 2019 tax return when they determined if they were eligible for the third round of stimulus checks that went out in the spring of 2021. If something changed on your 2020 tax return -- like you made less money or added a dependent -- you may be eligible for the plus-up payments. For example, a married couple filing jointly who made above the maximum for the third stimulus check-in 2019 ($160,000 per year), but saw their income drop to $150,000 in 2020, may be eligible for a plus-up payment. If you have not yet received the extra...
    FAMILIES should check their bank accounts and mailboxes as the final $300 child tax credit payments are set to be delivered to those who are eligible. The last advanced child tax credit payment will be sent on December 15 following six months of payments that began in July. 3The final advanced child tax credit payments will be issued on December 15Credit: Getty Under President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, families with children aged six and under received $300 per month, while those with children between six and 17 received $250. It's half of the estimated child tax credit that parents were set to receive after filing their 2021 tax returns. The child tax credit payments were available to taxpayers with a modified adjusted gross income (AGI) of: $75,000 or less for singles, $112,500 or less for heads of household and $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers. Each $1,000 of income above the phase-out level reduced the amount by $50. Advance payments were sent automatically to eligible families with no action needed if the Internal...
    IF YOU'RE hoping to receive a surprise December stimulus check— action must be taken immediately to ensure the relief money will be sent out. The state of California is sending out 803,0000 Golden State Stimulus payments worth up to $1,100 on December 17 and checks started being distributed this week. 1People who earned less than $75,000 in 2020 are eligible for the moneyCredit: Getty According to the Orange County Register, the payments — worth approximately $563million — range between $600 and $1,100. People who earned less than $75,000 in 2020 are eligible for the stimulus money, but there are a few things you should check to make sure you receive the money. If you've not yet received payment, you should double-check your eligibility for the money by finding your Adjusted Gross Income because your AGI could be different from what the IRS has on file. Other things to check are your address if you've recently moved or switched to a new bank and if you owe the state of California money. In total, 800,000 paper checks will be sent out to...
    AMERICANS have been warned to look out for online scams as they hunt for bargains on Cyber Monday. Researchers at Adobe estimate that around $207billion will be spent until December 31 and there’s a risk that scammers will try to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. 1Americans should check the URLs of websites before they enter their credit card detailsCredit: Getty Adobe predicts that around 17 percent of all sales will have taken place over the “cyber weekend” – the period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Experts at the Better Business Bureau have urged Americans to be aware of fake websites as hackers try to create sites that look legitimate, according to Wood. Shoppers should compare prices among different retailers before they buy. Americans are likely to pay nine percent more for items over the “cyber weekend” this year compared to 2020, data from Adobe reveals. Users should also check the URLs of websites before attempting to enter their personal or banking information. Most read in TechCYBER DANGER Windows warning over malware that takes over computers and steals passwordsVIRUS ALERT...
    CYBERSECURITY experts are warning consumers to watch their inboxes for a new email scam that can result in online shopping accounts being hacked and banking information being stolen. The scam is similar in nature to a fraudulent Amazon email that has gained popularity leading up to the holiday season. 1The latest scam email taking advantage of Gmail and Outlook users looks legitimate up frontCredit: Getty The scam email message will look legitimate, and state that the recipient's recent order of an expensive item is confirmed. The "purchase" is usually a very expensive one, like furniture, a vacation, or concert tickets. The email will also say that the only way to "cancel" the purchase is to call a customer service number. But once the scammer has a worried target on the phone, they'll try to squeeze personal data and financial info out of them, including passwords and even bank account information. If you receive an email or phone call that claims to be confirming a big purchase, don’t click on any links, call the numbers listed, or...
    ZELLE users are being warned that cybercriminals are trying to steal their cash. If you're a user of the US-based digital payments network, here's how to protect yourself immediately. 1If you're a user of Zelle, you could be a victim of scammersCredit: Getty Information Security Buzz warned this week that Zelle scams are heightening throughout the holiday season and the peer-to-peer money transfer app is not protected by Regulation E, part of the federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA). According to the Federal Reserve, EFTA of 1978 is "intended to protectindividual consumers engaging in electronic fund transfers (EFTs) and remittance transfers." However, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau advised this summer that Regulation E is unable to help a consumer who sends money to a fraudulent account, ISBuzz explains. The Act can only help a consumer "if a third party fraudulently induces a consumer into sharing account access information.” A woman in Texas lost more than $500 after sending money through Zelle for a PlayStation 5 she was buying for her husband, KWTX reported. Zelle allows users to send money to another...
    THIS is the urgent warning over an IRS deadline that you must stick to after authorities sent out "math error" notices. Anyone who has received a "math error" notice from the IRS is being urged to respond to the letter. 1Anyone who has received a 'math error' notice should respond to the letterCredit: Getty If you're unsure what to do with the IRS letter, the worst thing you could do is nothing. Recipients only have 60-days from receiving the notice to respond. If no action is taken, the "math error" assessment is final and the IRS can start collections. And you’ll lose the right to file a petition in the U.S. Tax Court, according to GoBankingRates. However, there might be an exception to this, as this process has some flaws. More than 5million taxpayers were sent a math error notice this year without the 60-day language being included. As a result, the IRS is resending some letters with clear language and is restating the time you have to respond. Most read in The US SunHIDDEN BONUS 'Secret stimulus check' sent...
    AMERICANS have been warned not to fall victim to stimulus check-related scams. The warning comes just days after October’s child tax credit payments, worth up to $300, were sent to households on October 15. 2IRS bosses have urged Americans not to fall victim to stimulus-check related scamsCredit: Getty IRS bosses say that the stimulus cash is “bait” to the thieves, AL.com reports. Scammers try to lure their unsuspecting victims in by using keywords or phrases such as “faster payments” or “Covid disaster relief”. Darren Lian, of the IRS’ Criminal Investigation office in Phoenix, said: “All of these tactics are trying to lure unwary taxpayers into a trap.” IRS agents will never ask for personal bank information, threaten arrest warrants, or initiate contact, according to WKRC. The federal agency never texts taxpayers and will send a letter to their home address if they need to reach out. Lian said: “If someone calls you and starts asking about your personal information, I think it’s a very clear sign that you’re not really talking to a real IRS employee.” Most read in MoneyLUCKY...
    AMERICANS should check their mobile as thousands of iPhone 11 and 12 models have reportedly been infected by an Israeli spyware group. Pegasus is a military-grade software that can be secretly uploaded onto a smartphone without the user having to click any links. 3Thousands of iPhone 11 and 12 models have allegedly been infected by a military-grade softwareCredit: Getty A report from Amnesty International and Forbidden Stories has revealed that the NSO Group has hacked into possibly thousands of iPhones in the US. The spyware can film you through your phone camera, listen to calls and even send messages from your phone. Pegasus used to be installed on smartphones by encouraging victims to click on a link that may have been emailed or texted to them, Tech Crunch reports. It can also hack the phone without any interaction through a “zero-click exploit”. If opened, this inflects the phone or silently without any interaction through a “zero-click” exploit. This means phones could be infected without the user clicking on any malicious link. Researcher Bill Marczak tweeted "zero-click exploits” worked on the...
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