A pair of Massachusetts parents said they are making good on a wager
and getting a new puppy after their children tallied more than a million
likes on Facebook.
Ryan and Evie Cordell, who live near
Boston, said their daughters, Cadence, 12, and Emerson, 9, and their
three young boys had been asking for a dog since their family dog of 10
years died in August, ABC News reported Thursday.
said the girls read about a family who bought a new cat for their
children when they received more than 10,000 likes for a Facebook
picture, so they convinced their father to promise them a puppy if their
page could top 1 million likes.
The girls took a picture of
them holding a sign with their younger brothers and had their mother
create a page for people to like.
"Hi World, We want a puppy.
Our dad said we can get one if we get 1 million Likes! So LIKE this! He
doesn't think we can do it!" the sign read.
The page received more than 1.2 million likes in less than 24 hours.
"I really don't know how it moved so quickly," Evie Cordell said. "We thought it'd top out at maybe 2,000 people."
She said the family is now looking for a puppy.
"We are looking at adoption through a rescue or a local shelter," she
said. "I think we want a lab or a golden retriever, either a puppy or a
very young dog so it can grow up with our family."
Woman files complaint against dating site - 01/16/13 http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/01/16/Woman-files-complaint-against-dating-site/UPI-64511358360448/
A Swedish woman has filed a complaint with the Consumer Agency accusing
a dating website of not being worth the money she paid for its
services. The 43-year-old woman's complaint against eDarling says the
website was "not offering good value for money" and featured misleading
advertising that convinced her to sign up for a three-month account in
November, The Local.se reported Wednesday.
Craigslist scammers are using texts these days to scam you. If you put in your cell phone number to allow calls or texts for potential buyers, be aware that Craigslist does not send a text link for questions from this so-called buyer. This is the second time I have received a text from someone with the message:
New Craigslist Buyer Message Read using this: http://question3300.do.am/account_log_in.html
I had a new one yesterday, which is posted below. Smart scammer made it personal, used a name and I checked the phone number - it was indeed from Florida. But I smelled a scam and went along with it until my zinger at the end. I haven't heard from him since, LOL.
BEWARE of these scams via text!
I have some things up for sale on Craigslist. One listing is almost 500 books of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, from the late 1800s up to fairly current. I get a text from 603-664-4032: "Hi, wanna buy ur Almost 500 books for sale - all kinds URGENTLY. can i call you now?"
I do a google search on the number, it's in New Hampshire, and came up with nothing, so I told them to call me. I wait. Suddenly I get a call from a Washington, D.C. number, 202-455-8888. I answer and a female recorded voice asks me to input a 2-digit code to connect. WTF?
I get a text from this person saying it's him and to punch in 50 so we can talk. Supposedly it's a Google phone because his cell phone is dead. I respond, then why are you able to text from this 603 number if your cell phone is dead. He insists I answer the "google" call. I finally replied with "Go to netcrimes.net. That's me. If this is not a scam, then you can call me from the 603 number u r textin…
Yes, there really is a Marlboro Ranch. And yes, it's that Marlboro. My husband smokes their cigarettes, much less than he did when he first met me. He told me about the Marlboro web site, so I registered him and me and began entering their contests. Over the years we have won a boatload of things, from ashtrays to horseshoes to customized tee shirts and pint glasses and a NASCAR Hot Laps Experience (we got to ride shotgun around the track and drifting in brand new Mustangs - the cars, not the horses). I began entering us every day to possibly win a trip to the Marlboro Ranch, which always seemed like a fantasy place to me.
Well, we won in May 2013. A Fedex envelope came two days after the "You won" notification on their web site, with documents for us to sign. They would be paying for everything, from travel to food and lodging and more. All we had to pay was taxes on the trip, estimated to be almost $5,000. That's doable, considering neither of us have had a vacat…