Author Toby Murphy

Six of the most sophisticated scams that have defrauded tens of thousands of people, and how to spot them SCAMMING ON THE INTERNET is now more sophisticated than ever, with sophisticated online’schools’ teaching con artists how to defraud unsuspecting victims of billions of dollars. Online fraud cost the UK £2.6 billion last year, according to experts, and the problem has worsened during the pandemic, with more people filing complaints with the Financial Ombudsman Service. And it’s not just the elderly and vulnerable who are at risk. Fraudsters are now taking online classes to learn how to deceive us from all…

I’m a self-help author, so here’s why you should forgive yourself if you’re having trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. CHANGE is difficult, and the added pressure of keeping a New Year’s resolution isn’t helping matters. If you’re having trouble sticking to your “New year, new you” resolution, here are some suggestions for staying on track – and why you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself if you falter. People put a lot of pressure on themselves, according to Shuter, best-selling self-help author of The Four-Word Answer, and when they don’t live up to their own expectations, they should…

If you recently clicked a Google email, you may have been hacked. On Thursday, cyber security experts warned of a new scam attempting to steal people’s login credentials. Crooks are using the Google Docs comment feature to send malicious links in emails to people. When someone clicks on a link, they’re prompted to enter their Google account username and password. Attackers could then use these credentials to gain access to other online accounts, such as social media profiles. According to the researchers from Avanan, a New York-based email security firm, the attack has targeted at least 500 inboxes since December.…

Anthony Martial, a wanted-by Manchester United striker,’snubs a £30 million Newcastle transfer’ in favor of a move to Barcelona. ANTHONY MARTIAL is said to have turned down the chance to join Newcastle from Manchester United. When the Red Devils paid £36 million to Monaco in 2015 for the French forward, he became the most expensive teenager in world football. The 26-year-old had a memorable start to his career at Old Trafford, scoring 79 goals in 268 appearances for the club. However, he has found himself on the periphery at United in recent months, having started just two Premier League games…

I’m 36 years old and weigh only 3 stone because I’m dying of a rare condition. A WOMAN is fighting for her life as she battles a rare disease that is starving her to death. Nicolette Baker, 36, weighs only three stone and twenty kilograms (20kg) because she can’t eat or drink without excruciating pain. She’d spent her entire life being misdiagnosed with the mental illness anorexia, until doctors finally figured out what was causing her inability to eat seven years ago. The hopeful 36-year-old is now desperately raising funds for her “last chance” surgery in Germany. “I will die…

Joanna Shimkus is the name of Sidney Poitier’s wife. At the age of 94, actor Sidney Poitier died. He was best known for his roles in films such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and Lilies of the Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Joanna Shimkus was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and moved to the United States in the 1960s to pursue a successful acting career. She had appeared in films such as Zita and The Uninvited by the end of the decade, and she had made…

France suggests that the UK travel ban will be eased soon, revealing a list of countries that may FINALLY open their doors to Brits. FRANCE has hinted that its travel ban on Britons will be eased in the near future, as a growing number of countries indicate that Britons will soon be welcomed. Despite more than 330,000 new Covid cases reported locally, French ministerial cabinet members have agreed to lift restrictions preventing some Brits from entering the country. According to Gabriel Attal, a spokesperson for the French government, essential workers can now travel to France. After the “list of compelling…

Chelsea progresses in the FA Cup, while Newcastle is stunned by Cambridge in a giant-killing, and two non-league teams advance. THE FA Cup third round has officially begun, with 21 matches scheduled for an action-packed Saturday. Manchester City opened the season with a 4-1 victory over Swindon Town on Friday night. And there’s plenty more to come, with nine third-round matches on Sunday and one on Monday evening. On Saturday, however, with 21 games to choose from, keep up with all the scores in our roundup, which includes some non-league giant-killings… Thanks to a 95th-minute own goal, BORO survived a…

Pet owners who break lesser-known dog laws could face fines of up to £20,000 or even imprisonment if they are caught. If you don’t follow these lesser-known dog laws, you could face fines and even jail time. While picking up after your dog while out for a walk is a no-brainer, there are a few rules to follow. Here are some of the laws that every dog owner should be aware of in order to avoid getting in trouble with the law. If your dog isn’t tagged with your information, you could be fined or even imprisoned. A dog must…

Philippe Coutinho, Thierry Henry, and Dennis Bergkamp are examples of Premier League stars who were flops in Serie A. SERIE A continues to be a tough league for Premier League stars to succeed in. Sure, in recent years, Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young, and Chris Smalling have made waves in Italy. Despite being a consistent performer on our shores, many have flopped in Italy. Here are the seven that didn’t make the cut. Henry, Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer, had his best years in North London. But, before dazzling the Premier League with his finesse and skill, the World Cup winner from…

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