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Police warn Business to watch for email, invoice scams.

Businesses have been warned of an internet email scam which has seen fraudsters steal €650,000 from two commercial companies recently.

They were settling what looked like legitimate invoices from real suppliers. One company lost €200,000 and the other €453,000, gardaí said on Monday.
 

The criminals send emails to businesses and individuals from whats looks like the real supplier. The emails request firm to change the bank account details on record for the supplier to a new bank account, controlled by the criminals.

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Instagram new Threads 'Auto Status' option isn't great, here's why

Instagram is Teacher's pet in Facebook, the boss loves Instagram and lavishes praise on them publically.  Instagram is doing really well in terms of advertising and active daily users. Instagram has a billion users and hundreds of millions of active daily users. Some people have even called it, the deal of the century when Zuckerberg bought Instagram for billion dollars in 2012. That's a dollar a user, better than striking oil. 

Instagram Threads is a new feature in it's 'Close Friends' option.  The new 'Auto Status' facility is causing a stir. It tells people (close friends) 1. Where you are 2. What you are doing 3. Possibly, your mood | Note - Even when you are not using Instagram but in a passive mode. Instagram says you have to enable it, so what!

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5 Great Reasons to get VPN, A Guide to VPN

We think it's a great idea for people to use VPN on Phones.  Here is a five-point guide why you should put a VPN on your phone. 

VPN usage has exploded over recent years and here are 5 good reasons why you should instal VPN. Firstly the good news is if you have either an iPhone, Android phone it is perfectly easy to set up a VPN on your phone. First, the science part 'VPN' stands for virtual private network. It's great technology and we think everybody should install a VPN on their phone.

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Let's talk about Sexting

We have given 100's of talks about Sexting, you’ll hear a pin drop when sexting is discussed. For starters, most Teenagers don't realise that Adult content is illegal. Naturally, teenagers have a huge appetite for Adult Content, which is how we refer to 'pornography'. It is so hard for Teachers, Parents to have this talk, Sexting is our most requested internet safety talks for Senior schools. Booking Enquiry

The main purpose of the Talks is to explain the consequences, making Students aware of the effects on their future, careers, interests, relationship. 

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APPChat Day Seminar Online Safety, Social Media for Parents, Guardians, 7th Sept

A day seminar, Saturday 7th Sept on the important topic of social media, online safety. Our company runs 100’s of Schools talks annually in the UK and Ireland around this subject, bringing fresh thinking and an alternative point of view.

Schools and Teachers have been left to deal with this on their own, many Teachers resent this, in both primary and post primary Schools because there are so many sensitive embracing topics Sexting, Hate messaging, cyber bullying, Snapchat incidents etc. 

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Protect & Grow your Business' Online Reputation

We will help you build your business, sales and online reputation and get cyber aware. We're online reputation and cyber security experts.

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Internet Safety Talks for your Business & Employees

Social Media and Internet security are a minefield for business, fail to appreciate this and the consequences could be devasting

We speak to business, sporting organisations, NGOs and Government about theses issues to build a great appreciation. We give engaging, concise talks and we're frequently interviewed in the media.

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Online Safety Talks for Teens - 5th & 6th Year (16-19 years old)

An internet safety talk and online reputation talk to this age group is one of the most challenging audiences there is, however we have managed to hone a presentation based on realities, growing up and their responsibilties.

We bring home the consequences of phone addiction, making practical suggestion to help in getting jobs, managing social media, how Google, Facebook and social media see them as a result. 

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Online Safety Talks for Teens 3rd & 4th Year - 14-16 years old

As teens get older they are faced with more and more online safety issues. Our goal is explain the following topics so that they are prepared for what their online activity may present.

Teens enjoy being spoken to as young adults (which they are) and our internet safety talks for teens engage with students on a more casual yet serious level.

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Internet Safety Talks for Teens - 1st & 2nd Year (12-14 years old)

We chat to 1st & 2nd years about the following internet safety topics, social media platforms and how to stay safe online.

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