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The missed call cell phone scam
The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to people about a new scam- The missed call cell phone scam.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) have issued a alert about the cell phone scam, explaining it in more detail. The scam group have their computers call your cell phone number (and, of course, the numbers of thousands of other people), and let the phone ring just once. That leaves a "missed call" indicator on your phone. Most of us will ignore the call but others wondering who just called from an unfamiliar number will call back. That's when the trouble begins.
If you call back, you're actually calling an international number, and the cell phone scam immediately connects you to a premium service, such as an adult entertainment service or "chat" line. The meter immediately starts running often hitting you with an initial international call fee of $19.95, followed by charges of perhaps $9 per minute, or more. The total hit could be just a few dollars so as not to catch your attention or concern or it could be much more.
You can avoid getting involved by simply not calling back an unknown number that was missed. The Better Business Bureau notes that these calls generally come from outside the U.S., wit... [Read More]
The Philadelphia Union will face the New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville
The Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of the team’s 2014 preseason trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union Team Manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we are looking forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville." The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls will host a free youth clinic during the open practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars practice fields outside EverBank Field from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the day prior to the game. Registration for the clinic opens at 7 p.m. “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow and appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their preseason training,” said Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has shown its support for soccer and this will kick off a month of soccer throughout our city.” Match tickets are available ... [Read More]
Jake Owen to headline Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at The Players
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship, along with RCA Nashville, announced today that country music star Jake Owen will perform on Wednesday, May 7, as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Day. Owen’s performance will take place on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn and conclude a day of special activities and programs that celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces. THE PLAYERS 2014 returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11.
For nearly a decade, Vero Beach-native Jake Owen has been delivering chart-topping country hits, including four consecutive No. 1 singles since 2011. Owen earned GRAMMY and CMA nominations in 2008 with his revival of “Life in A Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town, and in 2009 he was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Owen’s first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. Owen is launching his second headlining tour in March 2014 - JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR. The 55-city plus tour also stars Eli Young Band* along with Parmalee*, Thomas Rhett* and The Cadillac Three. (*select dates).
The 27 foot long "Wienermobile" is in town
Oscar Mayer has brought the famous "Wienermobile" to Jacksonville. Here's a list of all the locations to see it up close this weekend.
Winn-Dixie 11101 Old St. Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32257 February 7, 10am-1pm
Winn-Dixie 11701 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223
February 7, 2pm-5pm
Mayport NS Commissary 2294 Mayport Rd Atlantic Beach, FL 32223
February 8, 10am-2:30pm
Rowe’s 8595 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32216 February 9, 9am-12pm
Rowe’s 6765 Dunn Ave Jacksonville, FL 32219 February 9, 1pm-4pm
Oscar Meyer is also having a contest going on that ends today.The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is up for grabs, at least temporarily. As the first vehicle for “lease” exclusively on Twitter, the Weinermobile will be someone’s personal getaway car for a day. By tweeting the hashtag #Tweet2Lease, the lucky wiener (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it) will get access to the “27-foot long hot dog on wheels,” with personal chauffeurs ready to whisk you way.
The contest runs through... [Read More]
Styx, Foreigner, & Don Felder Coming to St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL (February 4, 2014) – Styx returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, May 23, 2014 with Foreigner and Don Felder. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 7 at 10am.
Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips, have performed more live since ’99 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super-Bowl appearances, two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Paradise Theater became Styx's biggest hit of their career (selling over three million copies in a three-year period), as they became one of the U.S. top rock acts due to such big hit singles as "Too Much Time on My Hands". It also marked the first time in history that a band released four consecutive triple-platinum albums.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock... [Read More]
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