Police warning over ‘fake tradesmen’ email scam

West Yorkshire Police issued advice after scammers purporting to be tradesmen were reported as being active in the region. The fraudsters email members of the public who have recently had work completed on their home, but have yet to pay for it. The criminals impersonate the company hired to carry out the work, using a […]

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The Branding boss Website is No More

IT’S A BOLD MOVE I’m standing by what drives customers to businesses online and that is SOCIAL MEDIA. Currently, we are on the cusp of every business across the country consistently needing their social media content designed and marketed professionally. ‘Online presence is much more than a website’ Don’t worry, I am not about to […]

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Fake news: Facebook rolls out new tools to tackle false stories

Facebook has announced new features to help combat fabricated news stories on the world’s largest social network. New reporting features are being rolled out, along with other changes designed to combat the spread of misinformation. Facebook was widely criticised last month after some users complained that fake news had influenced the US presidential election. The […]

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UK to increase national cyber-defence grid

Automatic defences to stop hackers hijacking websites or spoofing official domains will get a boost from a £1.9bn government cybersecurity strategy. Chancellor Philip Hammond will give details of the plans in a speech later. Other defences that intercept booby-trapped emails or shut down thieves impersonating bank websites will also be expanded. The strategy will also […]

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Google’s switch to Mobile First indexing

Google has announced that it will soon be switching to mobile first index for cataloguing websites. This mobile first index is not live now, this is the pre-announcement so SEOs and site owners can be prepared for the upcoming change. If you need any help for the upcoming change, please do contact our Head of […]

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Brits Working 38 Days a Year Above Their Paid Contract

British employees work an average of 38 WORKING DAYS above their paid contract every year, according to a new study. Researchers found workers actually graft for an incredible extra 305 hours and 30 minutes each year – often unpaid and unappreciated. The study of 2,000 working adults shows that, on average, people start work at […]

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Scammers use Facebook and WhatsApp for PayPal con

Internet fraudsters are using hacked Facebook accounts to help them defraud people via their PayPal accounts…. One victim reported lost £3,800 after being targeted by the deception. According to Action Fraud, criminals are using unknown methods to hack into people’s Facebook accounts and sending messages from their to the victim’s contacts. The messages use a […]

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Businesses warned to expect cyber attacks as risk increases

Businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks with many firms unaware of the illegal access that hackers are obtaining to their servers, it has been claimed. Speaking at a cyber security event this week, Adam Beaumont, chief executive and founder of telecommunications company AQL, told attendees that it remained very easy […]

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Warning over fake British Gas utility bills

An announcement has been issued warning the public about fake British Gas utility bills which seek to con victims into parting with money. The National Fraud Reporting Service, Action Fraud, has received ‘hundreds’ of reports about the scam, in which victims receive legitimate-looking emails loaded with malware. The emails entitled ‘Your summer gas & electricity […]

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10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner

Focus. Many first-time entrepreneurs feel the need to jump at every “opportunity” they come across. Opportunities are often wolves in sheep’s clothing. Avoid getting side-tracked. Juggling multiple ventures will spread you thin and limit both your effectiveness and productivity. Do one thing perfectly, not 10 things poorly. If you feel the need to jump onto […]

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