Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As you scramble to find the best deals, with just 10 shopping days until Christmas... Remember the old adage that if it seems too good to be true... it probably is.
McAfee developed a list to help protect consumers... and warn them sometimes great deals are just scams wrapped up in a pretty package.
When Ronnie Fowler got a text message that appeared to be a great holiday gift, he was suspicious right away. "I've never won anything I registered for, so I knew I never won anything I didn't register for. I got a buzz on my phone and it said to go to this website targetwinner.com and claim a $1,000 gift card from Target."
After doing a little research, it turned out to be a big scam. "They wanted your name address email all this stuff…"
Thankfully, he didn't fall for it, but he wanted to warn others before they did. "Oh sure, I could sure use a $1,000 gift card from anywhere and I'm sure there are several other people who would love to have it."
So before you click on that hot holiday deal, make sure they didn't make this list, detailing the 12 scams of Christmas.
Number 12- Bogus Gift Card offers, Be cautious of third party gift cards, instead buy directly from a retailer.
Number 11- Phony Classified Ads. If they ask for too much personal information or ask for money, don't respond.
Number 10- Dangerous E-Cards, what looks like a holiday greeting may be a virus just waiting to infect your computer.
Number 9- Phony website, like targetwinner.com, double check the IP address to make sure it is a valid website.
Number 8- Texts, like the one Ronnie got, pretending to be a legitimate organization luring you into divulging personal information.
Number 7- Skype messages that infect the computer.
Number 6- Fake charities.
Number Five- iPods or iPads holiday deals, offering expensive items and very low prices.
Number 4- Holiday Spam.
Number 3- Travel scams offering amazing deals on a normally expensive trips.
Number 2- Malicious Mobile Apps, that aren't purchased from an official App store.
And number one on the list- Social media scams. Be careful when liking posts, or clicking on deals that require you to share with friends.