Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre

Not trustworthy, takes pictures of items located on the home next to place that they are selling to make the property look better.

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Research Your Apps – Free Doesn’t Mean Free

I’m quite fond of the fact that in our technical day and age, it is becoming more and more common place to ‘Have an App for that!’ Apps make our lives easier, from helping cutting down extraneous tasks to graphic editing. For Android users, many apps are free, made by other users, which can include options such as either ‘Pay to use better options’ or ‘Pay to get rid of ads’.

That being said, an easily downloaded application has become scammers next target. A Toronto Security company has discovered an App called ‘Xhelper’ which is now termed as a malware that is impossible to remove, as it has the ability to reinstall itself and is designed to remain hidden! It even has code to ensure it isn’t deleted when a Factory Reset is prompted, and performs malicious actions such as “showing advertisements to the users, downloading and executing more malicious payloads from its remote server onto the users device”

My advice as a tech user is to research your apps before downloading! Look through those Reviews, weed out the Automated replies, make sure this app is right for you, and if it looks suspicious, DON’T DOWNLOAD!!!! And as an extra layer of protection, or to ensure that you haven’t already succumbed to this malware, install a malware detector.

Stay safe out there my friends!

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Say No to Pesticides Killing Off Our Bees!

Just when I thought humans had started figuring it out, we’ve got sneaky buggers trying to re-instate chemical usage that will finish killing off our already endangered bees! As a gardener, I’m aware it may be “easier” to grow plants when you don’t have to worry about bugs, but when you don’t have the pollen carrier, the plants will just DIE, and so ends green things being able to live on this earth, at least in our current natural cycle.

‘Sum of Us’ activists have put forward a campaign to save these poor bees, let’s do our part in ensuring our future!

Dozens of bee species are now extinct or on the verge of disappearing. But Bayer and its cronies are twisting the EU’s arm into ignoring bee-saving rules against harmful pesticides — the same rules that got toxic neonicotinoids banned last year.

We all rely on bees to pollinate fruit, vegetables and crops. But around the world bees are in decline, putting the future health of our planet at risk — and unless the EU takes concrete steps to save the bees, this trend shows no sign of reversing.

MEPs urgently need to challenge the bureaucrats that buckled to Bayer’s lobbyists. MEPs could force a U-turn, and revive plans to crack down on all bee-harming pesticides. 

It’s the EU’s job to force corporations like Bayer to take bee health seriously — and prevent deadly, bee-killing chemicals from flooding our fields. Bayer shouldn’t be telling the EU what to do. Across Europe, MEPs plastered their election campaigns with pledges to save the bees. Will you sign the petition now to tell MEPs to live up to their promises?

Sign the petition to demand that MEPs fix this mess urgently and protect bees from deadly pesticides.

Click here to learn more!

When Someone Sends You Too Much Money – It’s Probably Too Good To Be True! – Photography Over-payment Scam –

You’ve been asked to be the photographer at an event. You’ve signed a contract stating the details, and are eagerly awaiting your payment. However, when it arrives, it’s almost QUADRUPLE the amount you were to be sent! Questioning, you’re told it’s an accounting error and to send the rest to the wedding caterer. You send the money, only to have the deposit/cheque BOUNCE, leaving you out thousands of dollars!

This sounds like something out of a horror film, but what’s truly terrifying is that it’s been happening all across BC the last little while!

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre recommends that people protect themselves “protect yourself by knowing who you are doing business with and never accept a cheque for more than your selling price,” when it comes to the overpayment scam.

The BBB also warns that a legitimate company will never ask someone to forward money.

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Be aware friends!!!!

Canada Post Signs for Packages, and REFUSE to Be held responsible for missing parcels.

I received a delivery notice on August 6th, and when I went in to get it, they told me it was ‘downloaded’ at their location, which meant it was still on a truck. 2 weeks and 3 visits later, I still didn’t have my parcel. I phoned head office to put in a ticket, in an effort to figure out where it had gone, only to find out that my parcel had been signed for by someone else.

I asked it be looked into, they pushed at the depot, who questioned AGAIN if this was my signature, then told me the card was given in error (Even though in half their system it still shows as outstanding) and that I need to contact the vendor for a new item. (See below for email chain, do note the contact information has been shortened) How the hell is this the vendors fault?

This is the same person who I fought with to ensure her staff delivered my mail to my mailbox, not lazily dropping it off in my neighbor’s box.

Now, I’d like to point out the fact I’ve been finding my priority mail (Which is supposed to be delivered only to an individual who can provide the correct ID) in my mailbox without verification, and after this latest series of events, I’m left wondering if they delivered it to the wrong address, and if they did, they definitely didn’t ID the individual, or it’s the mail-person themselves signing off on my mail, which is ILLEGAL. If I see this signature on anymore of my mail, know Canada Post will have a lot to answer for. The only way we will see change is if more of us stand up and say how wrong this truly is.

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 3:24 PM , Tracy, @canadapost.ca wrote:

From: H, Tracy
Sent: August-23-19 3:23 PM
To: ‘@gmail.com’ @gmail.com
Subject: Canada post

Is this you?

Tracy H

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 3:25 PM H, Tracy, @canadapost.ca wrote:

Could it be anyone else in household??

From: Sarah Trenholm [mailto:@gmail.com]
Sent: August-23-19 3:25 PM
To: H, Tracy @canadapost.ca
Subject: Re: FW: Canada post

No

From: Sarah Trenholm [mailto:@gmail.com]
Sent: August-23-19 3:36 PM
To: H Tracy @canadapost.ca
Subject: Re: FW: Canada post

No

H, Tracy
Aug 23, 2019, 3:39 PM (3 days ago)
to me

It was delivered August 6 to your house. The delivery notice card was given to you in error. Our GPS shows it delivered to your house. If you don’t have phone sender and let them know it did not arrive and they will send you another one. Tell sender to put in a claim at Canada post. Very sorry for inconvenience

Tracy @ canadapost

*After this email was sent, I called Canada Post again, and they forced the issue again. The lady in the above mentioned email was asked to look into it again, and after 3 more days of investigation and mention that three other parcels at the Capri location were ‘lost’ like mine, she gave me my tracking number instead of the delivery notice card, and after tracking that, realized it was delivered the same day as the delivery notice! Apparently another practice that is done (which is supposedly going to be addressed) is that the mail person dropping off the packages will write up all the delivery cards ahead of time, and left it in error and while also incorrectly leaving behind the parcel as well.

Incentive Overtime Offered for Alberta Nurse

Looking for a job that comes with lots of money? Look no further! Become a nurse and work for Alberta’s healthcare, (as this practice below is not active in BC) and you’ll never have to worry again!

Incentive Overtime is being offered to nurses when no one can be found at straight time. What that means is that you offer out the shift to everyone at Straight time, then Over time, then once all calls have been exhausted, you send out a final call-out to everyone, regardless if you are straight time or over time, you will get Overtime when you go in.

Hearing of this practice petrifies me, I feel like patient care is being lost in the dollar signs. I hope this practice NEVER comes to BC.

BE A PART IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRUELTY IN THE MEAT INDUSTRY!

I’m sure most who know me know I’m not huge into posting nasty pictures without context, facts or a reason other then fear-mongering in regards to the meat industry. (For more on how I feel on that click here)

That being said, know this link is a list of facts and information in regards to how MacDonald’s painfully induces growth hormones. HOWEVER – It also includes a way we hope to force them to stop doing what they are doing! This cruelty should be made to answer for, and anyone who truly believes posting videos chalked full of random photos, lies and information meant to pull on people’s heartstrings will make a difference, are completely blind. This does nothing except promote fear-mongering.

Today all you who are against the meat industry finally have a chance to make a difference, and it will cost you less then that coffee you’re drinking, or the upgrade to your phone game.

CLICK HERE to make a difference today!

Ill-gotten Emails – staff sourcing.com

Fair warning to all you scammers and spammers out there – You don’t want to email me unless you want to be blown WIDE OPEN. All spams, scams and marketing schemes sent to me are researched and detailed within this blog.

My latest frustration lies with my personal work email, which while it is for a public company, the email lists are private. They can be easily guessed however, if one was to use my Linkedin Profile, using my name and place of employment. This appears to be the newest marketing scheme in an effort to get people to buy into their training, and while these emails looks ‘legit’ the ill-gotten means by which they retrieved my email is unacceptable. This isn’t the first time this has happened, each time with a different email address, so click HERE to read up on previous Ill-Gotten emails.

Hi Sarah,
 
Hope you are doing great! I am following up to see if there are any potential opportunities for me at this time? We are very much interested in speaking to you to discuss our service offering in more detail. Please advise what day and time suits you the best for a quick 30 minutes call this week or early next week?
 
We are a Staffing Company and our main business is to provide IT, Engineering, Light Industrial, Non IT & Professional talent. We are very much familiar with the process of VMS and MSP as we are currently working with MSP’s like Randstad Sourceright, Tapfin, Kelly Services, Guidant Group, etc. through VMS like People fluent, Shiftwise, IQN, Field glass, Beeline, etc.
 
We are filling below positions for our current clients (GE Healthcare, Humana, Retirement Concept, BJC Healthcare and many more) all over Canada and US.
 
Light Industrial & Functional: LPN, RN, Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Service Technician, Patient Service Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Bio-Medical Facility Coordinator, Certified Nursing Assistant, LVN, Cath Lab Tech, Clinical Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Scientist, Cardiac Cath Lab Technician, Speech Language Pathologist, Biologist, Pharmacy Tech, Dietician, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pharmacist, Radiology Technician, Sleep Lab Tech and many more.
 
Engineering & Technology: Network Analyst, Software Engineer, System Programmer Analyst, IP Network Architect, Network Engineer, Information Security Specialist, Digital Analyst, Applications Support Analyst, Financial Analyst, Credit Risk Analyst, System Analyst, Business Analyst, IT Project Manager, Software Engineer and many more. 
 
 
Look forward to hearing from you.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Angela Smith
Business Development
Office: 647-849-1318

Angela Smith angela.smith@staff-sourcing.com

First off, if you come across a major company, you don’t message a random person within the company, you go to the head of the departments. So, after getting the second email, I decided to reply via my own personal email as I don’t risk my company being exposed to spam and scams.

Please stop sending emails to *****@***.com/ca. I shouldn’t have to REMOVE myself from a set of emails you wrongly got my email address from.

I have reported you as spam, as you should have never ever ever found this email, as it’s not posted to any external site, so you either have a staff directory that you’re just testing emails, or have somehow got your hands on our email lists. 

I find this to be extremely frustrating, annoying and mildly scary, let alone bad business practice!  

Fair warning, depending on your response, I will be making a blog post about how your company disregards privacy, sending out automated emails wanting information. 


Please think about your business model and consider contacting the head of this company, whose information is SUPER easy to find online without testing random emails.
– Sarah
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In conclusion, I hope bringing forward this information will help keep my friends and family safe, and once again a fair warning to all you spammers scammers and underhanded marketers, don’t send me your junk.

What’s in Your Tea? – Orange Peel

When sourcing your orange peels, be aware that they pick up pesticides! After hearing about major tea companies crafting teas with unacceptable pesticide levels, and orange peko being the top, I delved into to check if there is any way to retain the flavor while eliminating the chemical – No verified safe methods have been found.

If you still choose to use orange peel in your tea, it is suggested to use ‘organic’, however, organic is just a title, and the source should be researched.

As I do grow a lot of my own tea ingredients, someday I see myself growing a little orange tree, but for now, I’ll be limiting the amount of teas I make with this item, as it’s hard to source safely.

12 Million From the Federal Government for Loblaws??

I briefly worked for Loblaws, only to realize that they cared little if not at all for the workers stocking your groceries. (Read my experience here)

This morning, I was shocked to learn that the Federal government is giving them 12 mil – FOR FRIDGES!

For a company that reported a 18.5 billion gross last year, plus an extra 12 mill from the government just for fridges, Loblaws MUST reconsider their wages.

Please Click Here to sign this petition if you believe people should be paid enough to not worry where their next meal comes from or have to work 3 jobs or more in an effort to make basic living expenses.