Facebook Messenger Scams

Beware of Facebook Messenger scams. Wise to have online conversations in trusted spaces Be aware of a Facebook Messenger scam that leads you to believe you are talking to a trusted Facebook friend, but they start talking about themselves receiving a large amount of cash that any senior or disabled person is eligible for delivered by a UPS courier service to the door. The conversation will start out casually then will lead to a message similar to this: "I got money from the {I.F.C.} International finance corporation grant program set up by the World Bank Group with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.." The conversation will then evolve into you being asked: "I think you should contact the claiming agent now on their text number before the program closed. Can i forward you where to contact the agent in charge?" There are many scams trying to get your personal information out there. This one is particularly dangerous because you feel that you are talking to someone who is legitimately your friend on Facebook Messenger. Online private communications is a way of life in 2018. We all take precautions to ensure our privacy. If someone is a Facebook friend with [...]

Tips And Tricks For Optimal Posting To Social Media

1 minute videos are suitable for posting to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. Posting in native format to each social media platform results in greatest target audience engagement and reach 2016 was an interesting year for how to reach a target audience with video. It is imperative for greatest audience reach to post video to social media sites in the native format for the site to ensure maximum engagement and reach. This is being written by the same guy who has sworn by Youtube on several channels for a number of years! 2016 saw a shift in this thinking. It is still imperative to post to youtube, but for maximum reach, posting the same video in native format to a facebook page, a twitter account, and a shorter version to Instagram is a wise choice. In addition, every post that is not a video, needs to have a picture posted with it for maximum engagement! This can't be stressed enough. Here are some tips and tricks: 1. If you need to 'rip' a youtube video for posting to other sites, a great free tool is en.savefrom.net Be sure to that you have the copyright rights to the video. [...]

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Tips & Tricks For Facebook & Youtube Video Including ‘360 Video’

Read here to see what works for your needs with Facebook and/or Youtube video So what is the best in 2016 for video?... Youtube or Facebook? You will have to decide on your own depending on your purpose and audience. Read on for some tips and tricks on downloading, engagement examples and 360 video. Youtube videos have been a passion of for a number of years engaging in relationships and technology strategy for success and safety. BMX, Graffiti, Crime Stoppers, SMILE Conference, Police, and whatever else that presented an opportunity for a video or a live stream has attracted my attention. Tried to count one day and realized that over 5,000 videos were in one way or another on youtube that my long list of broken cameras once had a lens on! It all comes down to content being king. It doesn't matter what platform you are on..if you are posting content that people want to see the people will come to where the video is posted if they want to see it! Many people I collaborate with on social media are interested in 'pushing' a video. Once upon a time I was all about youtube and youtube [...]

Akwesasne & Cornwall Communities Learn Social Media For Community Success & Safety

Crime Stoppers USA Past Chair Scott Abrams joined Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service & Crime Stoppers live on a Hangout On Air May 27 at a Parent Engagement Evening at Akwesasne near Cornwall. RCMP Officer Cynthia Lord has been policing the Akwesasne area for twenty years, and is one of those police officers who genuinely cares and knows her community well. Cynthia, in collaboration with Lisa Francis-Benedict of the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) arranged a two day "Social Media For Success & Safety" awareness and education campaign in the area May 27 & 28, 2013. I was honoured to travel by Via Rail train to Cornwall and Akwesasne area from Toronto to speak with community members-specifically students and parents about using social media for success and safety in my capacity as a Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer and Adviser to Crime Stoppers programs on social media. This is the second time in five years doing this trip, and I can honestly say it is one of the experiences I cherish most in my career. Why you ask? The people of Akwesasne are amazing! Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School students indicate they predominantly [...]

Les médias sociaux pour le succès et la sécurité * L’intimidation et l’Internet

Les médias sociaux pour le succès et la sécurité 17 janvier 2013à l'école Sainte-Madeleine Toronto Relations et la technologie pour sauver des vies Réussite, la sécurité, les relations et la technologie pour sauver des vies dans une école et milieu communautaire a fait l'objet de trois présentations parents en soirée dans la langue française délivrée par les médias sociaux Officer agent Scott Mills, de la police de Toronto Corporate Communications (ainsi que du bénévolat social Conseiller Médias pour Échec au crime international) à Toronto françaises école élémentaire école Ste Madeleine jeudi Janvier 17, 2012. Trois présentations de 30 minutes ont été faites en tant que parents rotation entre deux autres conférenciers invités pour la soirée. Des tentatives ont été faites pour les présentations live stream en utilisant Google Plus Hangouts sur la technologie #HangOutsOnAir pour faciliter le partage et la compréhension de l'information présentée. Deux présentations ont été enregistrées et sont inclus ici pour référence. Merci à tous les co-présentateurs, les parents, le personnel scolaire et du personnel de police de Toronto qui ont collaboré pour faire de cette soirée agréable et instructive pour tous. Video 1/2 (Les sites de réseaux sociaux pour la gestion des [...]