Bank ATM’s Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM’s in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the phone on the front of the ATM.
The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A ‘skimmer’ is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transm its it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.
At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.
The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.


Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.

Six Unique Online Business Ideas You Can Use

Everyone wants to find the next big thing when it comes to online businesses. But in truth, there are few ‘new’ ideas anymore – but this shouldn’t discourage you at all. What you will want to do is something that hasn’t been explored as frequently, and here are six original ideas that you can use. Of course, if you can put your own spin on these ideas, that will make you stand out all the more.

Weight Loss Coaching

Some of the biggest weight loss support groups already have these weight loss coaching services available as a part of their memberships. However, what is lacking from these websites is the ability for the sites to be custom tailored to each user. It’s simply not possible. So, if you create a website that gives the user exactly what they need in terms of their weight loss efforts, you can offer more than the ‘big guys’ can. Try offering the ability to get daily support emails or perhaps help with goal setting for the week. You can even create an emergency line that users could call if they needed support.


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Laptop Battery Basics and Usage Tips

Laptop battery is very much essential for the usage of laptop, because without battery it is not possible to use it on the move, as it requires a power outlet. So as a main accessory for the usage of the laptop, the battery must be in a good condition and work properly. Some of the general tips for laptop care are to avoid extreme temperatures, and not to leave the laptop outside in cold weather or in high heat, as cold batteries cannot generate much power and hot batteries will discharge very soon. Charge the battery whenever it is necessary and when the electrical power is available. The battery charge is indicated in the taskbar of the laptop, which shows the current battery capacity and remaining time. When a laptop is used as a replacement of desktop the battery should not be left in for long time. Battery must be re installed every three to four weeks and allowed to fully discharge.
Smaller the battery better are its functionalities. For instance take into consideration an ultra portable or thin and light battery rather than a bigger one.


Improve Your Link Popularity With Website Promotion

So you finally started your website. You have updated it with some high quality, unique and relevant content to make your visitors stick around so now what? Now all you have to do is get those visitors to come. So let them know about your website by building links that point towards your website and gain some link popularity.

There are a couple different kinds of links you will be interested in. The first is one-way links and the second is reciprocal links.
One-way linking generally happens for websites that have a lot of quality and unique content on site and these are the type of links that search engines give more weight to. A good technique to build that content is to post relevant articles and information on your site that visitors will want to read.
You can also visit forums related to your niche. Become known there by offering and asking for advice. Make sure that anything you post is related to the topics being discussed. If you post off topic items just for the sake of advertisement you will likely earn a bad reputation there and have your posts deleted. Offer value in your posts and you will gain a good reputation and get free exposure for your website.
Online quality directories are a great source of one way relevant links for your site. Keep your submissions confined to those directories of high quality. Typically there is a review fee associated with being listed there. Yahoo directory has a good impact for the link, but charges $299 annually. Another excellent option for a significantly smaller fee is the Authority Directory.
There are many free directories on the internet also, but the quality of the link you get from free directories is typically not that good. For example the link from one quality directory typically will equal hundreds to thousands of free directory submissions.
Article publishing is another option. You can write and publish unique articles related to your niche with a link back to your website. This is not a one and done option though. If you are pursuing this you must consistently write and publish articles for it to be effective.
Blogging can also be a way of building links to your site. By creating a separate blog and linking to your directory from within the posts you can create a few relevant links to your site.
Using reciprocal linking is another method of building relevant links to your website. To effectively do this you must find other websites within your niche and request link exchanges with the webmasters there. One thing to note is that the search engines have begun to discount the value of reciprocal linking.
Don’t discount link popularity. It is a very important part of building a website that is optimized for search engines. Just know that link building is not a one and done proposition. You must consistently build links over time for it to be effective for the long term. As your links increase so shall your search engine rankings and then your traffic.

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11 Free or Cheap ways to Start and Run your Online Business

by Natalie Williams

1. Open eBay and PayPal account (free)

2. Start selling things around their house to get their feet wet, build up feedback points and get experience (free, plus it MAKES you money)

3. Go to library and get books on beginning HTML, Web design (for beginners) and Creating graphics for beginners (free)
Search on the Internet for a free HTML editor (web page creator) and free graphics editor.

4. Running out of stuff to sell? Go to your local thrift shops and buy up all BRAND NAME childrens clothing for like .50-1.00 each and sell them in batches. Buy up all video games, DVD’s and even VHS if the VHS’s are priced at LESS than $2.00. List them and charge $4.50 for shipping and handling.