Now it’s time to make room for another Panasonic product on our canister vacuum reviews. Panasonic seemed to have done a really good job with their vacuum models. And the prices seem pretty reasonable to what it can do. Compared to other brands out there, this can be thought of as cheaper.
Not cheap, just a bit cheaper. Now let’s find out what the Panasonic MC-CG917 “OptiFlow” Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner can do.
Will it be a good investment? Can it be considered a good buy? Will it be able to meet and exceed all your expectations? Keep reading to find out. The Panasonic MC-CG917 OptiFlow is a full-sized canister vac which has a power nozzle with a powerful twelve-amp motor. Like the other Panasonic vacuums, it also has its own On and Off bare floor switch locataed on the handle for more efficient cleaning on floors.
It also features a motor protection system to make sure it lasts much longer. It’s got tools on-board which include the floor brush, the crevice tool for in between the couch cushions cleaning, the dusting and upholstery brush, the motorized mini-brush & 2 chrome wands. All these for you to be able to clean every corner, every hard-to-reach area within your house.
It also comes with a twenty four foot power cord complete with cord reel It also boasts of a dual active edge cleaning feature and a headlight so you can see through dark, narrow spaces.
The HEPA Filter helps in making sure small particles are also sucked in, great for those who are suffering from asthma or allergies. The four-position carpet height adjustment makes it easier for you to reach farther while the 360 degree swivel hose is great for cleaning in any direction without worrying it will get all twisty. This vac also comes with 3 bags totally free of charge.
We Recommend this Canister Vacuum Cleaner from Panasonic for those looking for an efficient way of vacuuming the hardwood floors and other surfaces.
Features And Specifications
These are the features that this Panasonic Canister Vacuum Cleaner has to offer:
This Panasonic bag canister vac has a powerful twelve-amp motor
It makes use of the OptiFlow System and has a separate large bag caddy so you can easily empty the dust bag
Twenty percent more bag usage and airflow
Color: Ebony and green
Weighs 28.2 lbs.
Measures 21.5” by 12” by 8.8”
Check out what these people have to say about the Panasonic MC-CG917 OptiFlow
“The OptiFlow runs great. I had a Panasonic before and this one is just as good. But it didn’t have a motorized mini power head like the description said so I was a little bit disappointed about that. Overall still a good buy.” – Dan
“I wish I have gotten the OptiFlow years ago. It is very easy to handle. No more dragging of heavy, bulky vacuums like I did previously. I also love the retractable cord. Now I look forward to cleaning up using this vac. Before I used to dread doing it. I love it.” – KM
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Current report concerning taking calcium might have perplexed females, however it is very important to exceed the headings for your healthcare. 2 current research studies verified that ladies that continually took calcium as well as vitamin D minimized their threat for cracks, enhancing the value of ideal everyday calcium consumption.
It is advised that grownups over the age of 19 must take in between 1,000 and also 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium every day. While peak bone mineral thickness (BMD) in ladies is gotten to around age 30, it is incredibly vital for ladies of every ages to earn certain they are obtaining their advised day-to-day allocation (RDA) of calcium and also vitamin D. While pregnant as well as with menopause, ladies’s calcium requires rise and also long-lasting supplements is valuable to total health and wellness. Furthermore, bone-building workouts are a crucial element in structure as well as keeping bone wellness as well as stopping unsafe bone-deteriorating illness, such as weakening of bones.
Q: There has been a great deal of speak about calcium-is it still great for me?
Yes! Calcium is a crucial nutrient to the fundamental features of the body. Not just is calcium a crucial element of bone growth, yet it is required for the heart, muscular tissues and also nerves to function effectively as well as for blood to embolisms. Everybody requires calcium yet as numerous as 75 percent of ladies do not obtain the RDA in their diet plan, although they might with a mix of food as well as supplements.
Q: Should I do any kind of details workouts to assist my bones?
Weight-bearing exercises as well as resistance training are 2 various sorts of workouts revealed to boost bone health and wellness as well as they are described in my upgraded publication, “Solid Females, Solid Bones.” Running, stairway climbing as well as sporting activities such as tennis are weight-bearing tasks and also weight training or stamina training are resistance workouts. Most just recently, a research study from the College of Arizona discovered that females that did a details regimen of 6 weight-bearing workouts and also took Citracal ® calcium citrate supplements got 1 to 2 percent of their BMD, although ladies normally shed 1 to 2 percent each year at that age. A healthy and balanced diet plan as well as way of living that consists of weight-bearing workouts are the very first protection versus weakening of bones.
Robot lawn mowers are a fully automatic mower that does the mowing for you! Press one button and your Robot electric mower starts working. You are not needed on the lawn while the Robot lawn mowers operate. We just made mowing a pleasure for you!!! With the robot lawn mowers, the Robomow, you are still actively mowing the lawn, deciding when to do it, how often, how high etc., but with automatic mowers all you do is steer it to the lawn and pressing the GO button. Your Robomower electric mower does the rest!
Tired of your lawn service?
The automatic mowers, Robot lawn mowers are a perfect substitute for lawn service. The Robot electric mower pays for itself in less than one season. Yes, you still need to do some trimming and leaning and if you really hate it, just have the lawn service come less often, say once a month.
The Robomower automatic mowers are the ultimate solution for pollution! Robot lawn mowers are zero pollution automatic mowers. The Robomower electric mower operates on rechargeable atteries, mulching blades and whisper quiet operation. No fumes or oil leaks. Zero pollution! Robot lawn mowers are completely environmentally friendly!
Whisper quiet operation. Less than 55 DB at the mower and
roughly 40 DB five feet from it. It is as quiet as a hair dryer.
The Robot lawn mowers are made of recyclable materials.
Recycles the cut grass through mulching. No need to collect the grass clippings and get rid of them.
Robot automatic mowers recycle tree leaves through mulching.
Pressed for time?
Robot automatic mowers mow for you. Just think about the precious quality time you waste on the weekend, pushing and sweating on the lawn, while you could have been with the family and other things you really like to do. The Robomower electric mower allows you to have this quality time instead of spending it on a weekly mundane chore. Once you have a Robot lawn mower, it will be as important to you as indoor plumbing!
Tired of fighting with the kids about mowing?
Robot lawn mowers will stop the weekly arguments! The kids will still have the responsibility, but with the fully automatic mowers they will now fight over who gets to put the robot lawn mowers in the yard. Robot lawn mowers are simple and safe and being a fully electric mower, you don’t have to be exposed to the heat or the pollution related to old way of mowing. The Robomower electric mower offers a great solution to these weekly arguments and fights. Since mowing with the Robomower automatic mowers are easy, fun and takes only minutes, it will be a lot easier to get them to take responsibility of the lawn mowing.
Suffer from Allergies?
Here is a perfect solution for you. You don t have to be on or even near the lawn with the robot lawn mowers. Robomower are automatic mowers. Just press the green GO button and get out of the lawn. Just walk the electric mower in when it s finished. The Robomower electric mowers does the work for you and your presence on the lawn is not needed! The Robot lawn mower is an excellent mulcher, so you won’t need to collect and bag any grass clippings.
Bissell, which is also known as Bissell Homecare, is a vacuum cleaner manufacturing corporation headquartered in Walker, Michigan. Bissell is currently the number one manufacturer f floor care products in North America in terms of sales. The company, with its ever popular Bissell Steam Cleaners, holds about 20% of the total market share.
Why is this important you might wonder? Well, a company of that size having the track records that they do almost guarantees incredible products and happy customers. This is also the reason that we want to take a look at Bissell’s products as they’ve come up with a few very interesting steam cleaners in the past months.
The first product that we want to take a look at is the Bissell ProHeat 2X Select Pet 9400-3 . The ProHeat 2X is a full-size carpet cleaner with built in heater. The device has a built in water heater which makes it unique in the market. The addition in the name “pet”, suggests that the machine has advantages over other machines when it come to cleaning pet stains. We found this to be true in our test as well. If you want a machine that can clean pet stains very easily, go with this one.
The next product up is the Bissell ProHeat 2X Select 9400-M. It is basically the same model as the one above but this one has a different specialization (the one above was for pets): It has been specialized for bare floors. You might wonder how this is a specialization? The specialization is that the machine will not only clean the floor but disinfect it in the same task. This will save time and make sure that your house is cleaner than ever. In addition to this the machine also comes with some extra tools that will help you to make the cleaning process easier.
The Bissell ProHeat 2X CleanShot 9500 is the machine that you want to buy if you want a large, powerful hardwood steam cleaner that will come with many extras, and then this is your product of choice. The machine comes with the built in “Clean Shot” sprayer for difficult stains and a heater to dry carpets faster after they have been cleaned. The number of attachment tools is currently around six, but there is word out on the street that this will be changed in the near future. All in all a good machine that will get even the dirtiest floors and carpets clean again due to its strength and versatility.
The last machine in our Bissell steam cleaners test is the Bissell Big Green Canister Deep Cleaner. This machine is made for the really large rooms or rather for industrial rooms. It comes with a 2 liter water tank and more attachments than you will ever need (at least we couldn’t find anything to do with them after a while). The machine is powerful but is mainly made for bare floors (there aren’t many carpets in industrial buildings). If you have a ranch or something similar go with this one.
450+/- Gross Acres w/ Apple Orchards
6 Tracts Offered Separately
Thursday, June 24, 2010 – 2 pm
Auction Location: Red Lion Hotel, 607 E Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901
Seller: Cervantes Orchards & Vineyards under US Bankruptcy Court Order
Abbreviated Sale Terms:
• Bidding requires pre-qualification
• A 10% Buyer Premium will be added to the high bid to determine the selling price, per Tract.
• Bidder Deposits – Per Tract, will be required at bidder registration made payable to Fidelity Title Co. and according to the complete terms and conditions.
• Earnest Money Deposit – Successful bidders will be required to provide a minimum earnest money deposit of ten percent (10%) of the purchase price payable to Fidelity Title Co. at the close of the real estate auction. The cashier’s check Bidder Deposit will be applied to that percentage. Buyers must be prepared to issue a personal check for the balance due in excess of the bidder deposit to be made payable to Fidelity Title Co. to complete the earnest money deposit requirement.
• Early Possession – Successful bidders will be required to take possession of the Property being purchased within 48 hours post auction. Prior to taking possession the Buyers shall be required to increase the earnest money deposits to 25% or 30% respectively, according to complete terms and conditions.
• Growing Costs – Buyer will be responsible for paying for all 2010 costs associated with the maintenance and operation of the property as well as all costs associated with the growing and harvesting of any crops growing thereon.
• Terms – Cash at closing on or before August 6, 2010. Closing at Fidelity Title Co. located at 117 North 4th Street, Yakima, Washington 98901
• All sale offers are subject to confirmation & acceptance by Bankruptcy Plan Liquidating Agent.
Property Information: Complete sale terms, bidder information & property information package is available at www.WREAONLINE.com or by contacting (509) 297-9294.
Property Inspection At Viewer Discretion: Please contact Western Real Estate Auctions at (509) 297-9294 for inspection of residential improvements.
Disclaimers: Buyer and his agent are responsible for independently verifying all presented information. No warranty or representation, expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein, including but not limited to: acreages, dimensions and or square footage of buildings, or the condition of any of the aforementioned. The same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions and withdrawal without notice.
In regard to fruit trees, no warranty is made as to variety, health, or appropriateness for location. Further, Broker and Seller make no warranty as to whether or not the origin of the trees had the appropriate fees paid to the patent holder(s). Additionally, Broker and Seller make no warranties as to the condition of the wind machines or the irrigation system, including but not limited to the pumps, main lines, laterals, sprinkler heads, or any other element. Buyer agrees to purchase the property in “AS IS” condition and by signing the purchase agreement, releases Broker and Seller from all responsibility and liability related to any issue on these properties.
Preliminary Orchard Information
TRACT 1 ~ Home Place Orchard
157+/- Gross Acres, 124+/- Ac. Braeburn, Gala & Fuji Apples plus 4+/- Ac. Mother Block
TRACT 2 ~ Edison/Veldhuis Place Orchard
167+/- Gross Acres, 157+/- Ac. Granny Smith Apples
TRACT 3 ~ Simmons Place Orchard
71+/- Gross Acres, 60+/- Ac. Fugi & Braeburn Apples
TRACT 4 ~ Asbel Place Orchard
24+/- Gross Acres, 22+/- Ac. Braeburn Apples
TRACT 5 ~ Schinmann Place Orchard
11+/- Gross Acres, 11+/- Ac. Granny Smith Apples
TRACT 6 ~ Freeburn Orchard
22+/- Gross Acres, 18+/- Ac. Gala Apples
Thursday, June 24, 2010 – 2 PM
Auction Location: Red Lion Hotel – 607 E. Yakima Avenue – Yakima, WA 98901
Irrigation District Allocation
June 23, 2010 – Subsequent to review and clarification by all creditor legal advisors, all current and delinquent real property taxes will be purchaser’s responsibility and will be added to closing costs for each auction tract. See summary of Buyer Costs table directly below.
Growing Costs – estimated as of June 17, 2010
Taxes assume closing date of August 6, 2010
Total Per acre
Multiple Peril Crop Insurance – Summary of Coverage
T-1 Home Place
TRACT 1 ~ Home Place – Documents
APN Tract 1 – Home
Preliminary Title Commitment T-1 Homeplace
Preliminary Title Commitment T-1 Homeplace – Maps
T-1 NRCS Soil Survey
TRACT 2 ~ Veldhuis Place – Documents
APN Tract 2 – Veldhuis
Preliminary Title Commitment T-2 Veldhuis
Preliminary Title Commitment T-2 Veldhuis – Maps
T-2 NRCS Soil Survey
TRACT 3 ~ Simmons Place – Documents
APN Tract 3 – Simmons
Preliminary Title Commitment T-3 Simmons
Preliminary Title Commitment T-3 Simmons – Maps
T-3 NRCS Soil Survey
TRACT 4 ~ Asbel Place – Documents
APN Tract 4 – Asbel
Preliminary Title Committment T-4 Asbel
Ingress-Egress Access T-4
T-4 NRCS Soil Survey
TRACT 5 ~ Schinmann Place – Documents
APN Tract 5 – Schinmann
Preliminary Title Commitment T-5 Schinmann
Preliminary Title Commitment T-5 Schinmann – Maps
T-5 NRCS Soil Survey
Reierson Water Report
TRACT 6 ~ Freeburn – Documents
APN Tract 6 Freeburn
Preliminary Title Commitment T-6 Freeburn
Preliminary Title Commitment T-6 Freeburn – Maps
T-6 NRCS Soil Survey
Wind Machine Locations & Serial Numbers
(courtesy of Cascade Wind Machine Service – Virgil Anders)
As recent as April 2011, Sony PlayStation Network was breached and an estimated 77 million user accounts were compromised. Sadly, such reports of info breach are ending up being common to the point that they do not make for interesting news anymore, but effects of a breach on an organization can be serious. In a scenario, where data breaches are becoming common, one is obliged to ask, why is it that organizations are ending up being vulnerable to a breach?
Siloed technique to compliance a possible cause for data breachOne credit repair of the possible reasons for data breach could be that organizations are managing their regulations in silos. And while this might have been a feasible technique if the organizations had one or two guidelines to handle, it is not the very best idea where there many policies to abide by. Siloed technique is expense and resource intensive as well as causes redundancy of effort in between various regulative assessments.
Prior to the massive surge in regulatory landscape, many companies taken part in an annual thorough risk assessment. These evaluations were complex and pricey however because they were done when a year, they were workable. With the surge of guidelines the expense of a single extensive evaluation is now being spread thin throughout a variety of fairly shallow assessments. So, instead of taking a deep look at ones organisation and determining risk through deep analysis, these assessments tend to skim the surface. As an outcome locations of danger do not get recognized and dealt with on time, resulting in data breaches.
Though threat evaluations are expensive, it is important for a company to uncover unidentified data streams, revisit their controls system, audit peoples access to systems and procedures and IT systems throughout the organization. So, if youre doing a great deal of assessments, its much better to consolidate the work and do deeper, meaningful assessments.
Are You Experiencing Evaluation Fatigue?
Growing number of guidelines has likewise caused business experiencing evaluation fatigue. This happens when there is queue of evaluations due throughout the year. In rushing from one assessment to the next, findings that come out of the very first evaluation never really get attended to. Theres absolutely nothing worse than examining and not fixing, since the company ends up with too much procedure and inadequate results.
Protect your information, adopt an integrated GRC option from ANXThe objective of a GRC option like TruComply from ANX is that it provides a management tool to automate the organizational risk and compliance procedures and by doing so permits the company to accomplish genuine benefits by method of minimized expenditure and deeper visibility into the organization. So, when you wish to cover danger protection throughout the organization and recognize prospective breach locations, theres a great deal of information to be properly gathered and analyzed first.
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Handling Data Breaches Prior to and After They Happen
The key thing a company can do to safeguard themselves is to do a risk assessment. It might sound in reverse that you would take a look at what your challenges are before you do a plan on the best ways to fulfill those challenges. But till you evaluate where you are vulnerable, you really do not know what to protect.
Vulnerability comes in different areas. It could be an attack externally on your data. It could be an attack internally on your information, from an employee who or a momentary staff member, or a visitor or a vendor who has access to your system and who has an agenda that’s different from yours. It might be a basic accident, a lost laptop, a lost computer file, a lost backup tape. Looking at all those various circumstances, assists you determine how you need to construct a threat assessment plan and an action strategy to fulfill those prospective risks. Speed is essential in responding to a data breach.
The most important thing that you can do when you find out that there has been an unauthorized access to your database or to your system is to isolate it. Detach it from the internet; disconnect it from other systems as much as you can, pull that plug. Ensure that you can isolate the part of the system, if possible. If it’s not possible to separate that one portion, take the entire system down and make sure that you can maintain exactly what it is that you have at the time that you understand the occurrence. Getting the system imaged so that you can protect that proof of the intrusion is likewise important.
Unplugging from the outside world is the very first important step. There is truly not much you can do to avoid a data breach. It’s going to take place. It’s not if it’s when. But there are steps you can take that aid discourage a data breach. Among those is encryption. Securing details that you have on portable gadgets on laptop computers, on flash drives things that can be disconnected from your system, including backup tapes all should be secured.
The number of data occurrences that involve a lost laptop computer or a lost flash drive that hold individual details could all be prevented by having actually the information encrypted. So, I believe file encryption is a key component to making sure that a minimum of you lower the incidents that you may come up with.
Id Information Breaches May Lurk In Workplace Copiers Or Printers
Lots of physicians and dental experts offices have embraced as a regular to scan copies of their clients insurance cards, Social Security numbers and motorists licenses and add them to their files.
In case that those copies ended in the trash can, that would plainly be thought about a violation of patients personal privacy. However, physician offices might be putting that patient data at just as much risk when it comes time to change the photocopier.
Office printers and copiers are typically overlooked as a significant source of personal health info. This is probably due to the fact that a lot of people are uninformed that many printers and photo copiers have a hard disk, just like your home computer, that keeps a file on every copy ever made. If the drive falls into the wrong hands, somebody might gain access to the copies of every Social Security number and insurance card you have actually copied.
Therefore, it is extremely important to keep in mind that these gadgets are digital. And just as you wouldn’t simply throw away a PC, you must deal with photo copiers the very same way. You should constantly strip individual info off any printer or copier you plan to discard.
John Shegerian, chair and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International, a Fresno, Calif.-based e-recycling business that runs seven recycling plants across the nation, said he entered the business of recycling electronic equipment for environmental reasons. He says that now exactly what has taken the center spotlight is privacy concerns. Cellular phones, laptop computers, desktops, printers and photo copiers have actually to be handled not just for ecological finest practices, but also best practices for privacy.
The primary step is inspecting to see if your printer or photo copier has a disk drive. Machines that function as a central printer for a number of computer systems usually use the disk drive to produce a queue of jobs to be done. He said there are no difficult and quick guidelines although it’s less likely a single-function maker, such as one that prints from a sole computer system, has a tough drive, and most likely a multifunction maker has one.
The next action is discovering whether the device has an “overwrite” or “wiping” function. Some machines instantly overwrite the information after each task so the data are scrubbed and made ineffective to anyone who might get it. Many makers have directions on how to run this function. They can be discovered in the owner’s manual.
There are suppliers that will do it for you when your practice needs help. In truth, overwriting is something that needs to be done at the least before the machine is sold, disposed of or gone back to a leasing representative, specialists stated.
Since of the attention to personal privacy concerns, the vendors where you buy or rent any electronic devices ought to have a plan in place for dealing with these problems, specialists said. Whether the difficult drives are ruined or gone back to you for safekeeping, it depends on you to learn. Otherwise, you might discover yourself in a situation just like Affinity’s, and have a data breach that must be reported to HHS.
EPA services all cities in Oceanside. We have provided stability and reliability especially in San Diego County area for many Years. We are centrally located to our customer base. We have a large inventory of materials in stock. This allows jobs to be completed without needing to order materials or go to the supply house. Saving time and money. We have access to materials to make emergency repairs with our 24 hour service. We have a large fleet of equipment. We do not need to sub-contract out septic tank work, excavation work or concrete removal work. We have all the equipment in house to provide these services quickly and efficiently.
There are lots of reasons the good people of Oceanside have trusted The Emergency Plumbing Oceanside Company with their plumbing emergencies and needs for these many years. Simply stated, we are plumbers who can do it all, do it efficiently and do it for an honest price.
We handle all kinds of plumbing needs. From routine inspections to repairs to our 24 hour emergency service, there’s always a plumber from The Emergency Plumbing Oceanside Company on call to take care of the people of Oceanside plumbing needs. Our services include backflow inspections, drainfield inspection and repair, leaks, septic system repairs, and new fixture installation and hook up.
We approach every job with the dedication and expertise our customers deserve and expert from professional plumbers. We take pride in routinely surpassing the expectations of our customers. We do that by treating each and every customer as an individual. No two customers are the same. Likewise, every plumbing job requires an expert who knows how to assess the situation and solve the problem in the most efficient manner possible.
At The Emergency Plumbing Oceanside Company, our plumbers all know that you, our customers, the residents of Oceanside, come first. By taking care of you, and making sure that your needs are given the attention they deserve, we’ve been privileged to be able to serve the plumbing needs of this area for four whole decades. If you’re from the area, chances are we took care of your parents’ plumbing needs, too.
Estimates are always free, and no job is too large or too small. We are Mesa and Phoenix Oceanside plumbers, and we can fix any plumbing problem you may have. You’re not just a number to us. You are a valued customer with real needs that we have the privilege of taking care of. We value you, not just your money. That’s why we make it a point to offer a fair and honest price for all of the work we do.
When you have plumbing needs in Oceanside, whatever those needs happen to be, there’s only one name you need to know, the name which has stood for excellence in plumbing service to Oceanside residents for many years: The Emergency Plumbing Oceanside Company.
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A criminal can obtain personal information on another person in order to commit identity theft in many ways. “Dumpster Diving” is a method perpetrators use by going through a person’s garbage, communal dumpsters, or trash bins. These criminals can obtain copies of checks, credit card statements, bank statements, receipts, and carbons. The criminal will search for anything bearing your name, address, telephone number, and social security number.
Another way identity thieves can obtain information is through “Shoulder Surfing”. This is a method perpetrators use by looking over an individual’s shoulder while in a checkout lane and memorizing the information on a check or a credit card. The perpetrator can also get calling card information or credit card information by looking over the shoulder of a person on a public telephone or just by eavesdropping if someone is giving their credit card information over the phone.
“Skimming” is another way for information to be obtained. There are different types of skimming. A waiter at a restaurant may take a person’s credit card to process their bill and then make a copy of the card. A store clerk can copy a credit/ debit card number from the carbon that the store keeps from a person’s receipt. Also, skimming can occur when a criminal attaches a small skimmer device to an ATM machine and when the individual slides their card through, it records the magnetic stripe details.
The internet has become an appealing place for criminals to obtain personal data. The novelty of the internet encourages people to explore. They often respond to unsolicited emails that promise them something but require personal data from the person to process the request. In most cases, there is no intention of giving out anything. Today, half of all credit card fraud is conducted on-line. (Department of Justice, 2013)
“Phishing” is yet another method to obtain someone else’s personal data. Phishing is the act of emailing a person and stating there is a problem with their account, then requesting personal information so the problem can be corrected. A new phishing scam that banks must face, which is hard to identify, is when a bank customer opens an email or even deletes the email without clicking on any embedded links, there is an program attached to the email by the criminal who silently runs a script. When the banking customer logs onto there bank website the code redirects the person to a fraudulent web site. (Federal Trade Commission, Ramsaran)
“Pretexting” is the act of calling a victim on the phone and stating they have a problem with their account and they need to verify information to fix the problem. (Federal Trade Commission)
“Spoofing” is when an individual receives fake email messages from a recognizable company requesting an update on their information. The website is hyper-linked and when accessed the criminal is able to obtain the individuals logon and password. (Urrico)
“Pharming” is a technique criminals use by setting up a phony web server and intercepting user names and PIN numbers. (Urrico)
Perpetrators can also obtain personal information by bribing employees who have access to personal records, stealing records while on the job, conning information out of employees, hacking personal records, stealing your wallet or purse, or stealing from your home. (Collins, Federal Trade Commission)
Criminals can also pose as a legitimate business and buy personal information from companies that collect personal data to be sold for verification purposes such as a background check on a potential employee. (Data Security)
When criminals use the skimming technique that copies the magnetic stripe of a credit card, they can sell the stripe on the black market and from there the stripe can be cloned to make several cards. (Credit Card)
Criminals can use credit cards or debit cards to go on shopping sprees. They will often buy large, expensive items such as computers, TVs, and stereos that are easily sold.
Criminals can open new credit card accounts or loans in the victim’s name and when the bills are not paid, the delinquent accounts are reported on the victim’s credit report.
Criminals can open wireless services or establish a phone in the victim’s name.· Criminals can open bank accounts and write bad checks or authorize electronic transfers and drain the victim’s bank account.
Criminals may buy a car in your name or file for bankruptcy for debt they have incurred using your personal information.· Criminals can avoid law enforcement by using a victim’s name during an arrest. When the victim does not show up to court, because they were unaware, there is a warrant issued in the victim’s name.
Criminals can fraudulently use calling cards. (Hamilton)
Criminals can submit a change of address form redirecting mail to the perpetrators address so victims do not know there is a problem until it is too late.
Criminals can establish false identities by obtaining a driver’s license with their picture and the victim’s information.
Criminals can get a job or file for fraudulent tax returns. (Federal Trade Commission)
While you can’t prevent identity theft entirely, you can lower the chances of becoming a victim by making smart daily decisions regarding who sees your personal information. You can also enlist a paid or free credit monitoring service from a trusted provider to alert you in the event your identity was compromised.
Steam cleaners are ideal for cleaning all types of floors and furniture. Many of them are able to get rid of 99.9 percent of the dust and allergens in your home.
Hardwood floors can be particularly difficult to find the right cleaner that will not ruin or damage the floor, however, floor steam cleaners are excellent for this type of floor as they do not harm the wood flooring materials and finish.
Best Steam Mop for the Money
The Eureka Enviro Hard Surface Floor Steamer 313A comes with a one year limited warranty along with an adjustable height handle that can be adjusted according to your height.
There is a preheating and cool down tray that is added for safety. A 6.5 amp motor comes with this cleaner along with a measuring cup, two steam pads, funnel and a cloth clip. It has a lightweight design and has a 12.5 inch cleaning head.
Best Lightweight Steam Cleaner
It has three settings of steam that kills 99.9 percent of all allergies and dust within the home and basically sanitizes the area. The low is dusting, medium is mopping, and high is scrubbing. It is lightweight at 10 pounds and comes with a 30 foot power cord to reach long distances. It has a carpet glider that freshens and deodorizes the carpeted floor and area rugs. I
Best Handheld Steam Mop on the Market
The Bissell Lift Off Steam Mop has a two in one machine as a portable handheld unit and a steam cleaner. It has removable steam pads and it helps eliminate 99.9 percent of germs in your home from the hardwood and carpeted floors. It has variable steam controls for added steam pressure and it is lightweight at 10 pounds.
It is able to reach hard to reach areas and has an easy to fill water tank. It is 100 percent chemical free and has a two year limited warranty and works well for cleaning vinyl floors as well.
Best Hardwood Floor Steamer under $100
This Bissell Steam Mop Hard Floor Cleaner 1867-7 has two washable and reusable mop pads that are made of microfiber. It has a 360 degree swivel mop and it comes with a one year limited warranty.
All of these choices are among the best hardwood floor steam cleaner reviews as they offer multiple features and capabilities. Many of them come with accessories that make it easier to use throughout your home to enable you to reach in those hard to reach areas. They are all inexpensive and can meet your budget.