Facebook FAIL Friday 190

November 14th, 2014

Know what your kids are doing on Facebook with PC Pandora monitoring software. Do what you can do to prevent them from committing a FAIL.

For example, check this out – I can’t believe a teenage girl did all this. It is obviously upsetting but the drive of this girl to do this is shocking. This is both a Facebook FAIL and a Wacky Internet Wednesday story…

November 8, 2014
Canadian teen, 15, jailed for RUNNING prostitution ring which she set up by luring girls as young as 13 through Facebook and Twitter and suggesting sleepovers
By Wills Robinson, Mailonline

A Canadian teenager who ran a ‘sophisticated’ prostitution ring when she was just 15 has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Kailey Oliver-Machado, now 18, would lure girls as young as 13 from the Walkley housing complex in Ottawa on Facebook and Twitter saying they would be paid to attend parties and sleepovers.

But the victims would actually be plied with drugs and made to pose for semi-naked photos that would be sent to johns.

They would then be confined in small rooms, forced to perform sex acts and were threatened with violence if they didn’t.

Some would even arrive at the houses with their teddy bears and pajamas, thinking they were just sleeping over with a friend.

When they were there they would be taken in a taxi to the john’s home where they would pay around $400 to have sex with them.

Oliver-Machado was found guilty of 27 charges at trial including human trafficking, sexual assault and making and possessing child pornography. [READ FULL STORY]

Don’t do illegal stuff and post it on Facebook!!

November 11, 2014
Facebook post leads to Nevada wildlife poaching bust
Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal

RENO, Nev. — Posting cute photos of your pets on Facebook is a quick way to get some easy “likes” from friends and family. Posting photos of yourillegal wildlife killing exploits is a quick way to get a visit from game wardens.

That’s what several men in Nevada found out the hard way after Nevada Department of Wildlife authorities used a Facebook post featuring illegally killed deer to unravel a poaching ring. Besides the illegal killing of dozens of animals, authorities found the ring fraudulently obtained hunting licenses and illegally possessed rifles and shotguns — three of the men also are suspected of being in the United States illegally.

Game Warden Cameron Waithman said the investigation that led to state and federal charges against several men started in June 2013, with an ill-advised Facebook post showing three men with two dead deer near Hiko, Nev.

Waithman said investigators identified Jose Manuel Ortega-Torres, 30, of Lincoln County, Nev., as one of the people in the photo.

“We figured out basically where he lived and believed we had enough for a search warrant right there,” said Waithman. “That’s when I started looking at his Facebook page.”

During the search investigators found evidence of illegally killed deer, migratory birds, butchering tools, weapons and ammunition. [READ FULL STORY]

Student Arrested After Social Media Threat

November 13th, 2014

Use PC Pandora monitoring software to know if your child is using the computer and internet to make threats against their school…

November 6th, 2014
Student Arrested After Social Media Threat
From the Clermont Sun

A New Richmond High School student was arrested and suspended Oct. 29 after making a threat on social media, according to Enos Pennington, communications manager for New Richmond Exempted School District.

The student, who was not identified, posted a threat on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak.

The threat resulted in a search by New Richmond police, school administrators, and high school staff.

The search included all students entering the high school on Wednesday.

“The student was arrested by New Richmond Police Department and removed from the building,” Superintendent Adam Bird said.

Bird said the arrest was an example of the cooperation between the police department and high school staff. [READ FULL STORY]

Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #296

November 12th, 2014

PC Pandora monitoring software will help you keep your kids safe from Internet predators…

Nov. 7, 2014
9 Investigates: Woman says daughter coerced into sending illicit pictures to man through phone app
From WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A mother called Channel 9 following a report on smartphone apps and sexual predators to say she had discovered that her young daughter was communicating with about 20 men on the smartphone app Kik.

She said that one man threatened her daughter and coerced the girl into sending illicit pictures of herself to him. She said deputies told her they may never be able to track down those photos, because they don’t know who has received them and where they’ve gone from there.

Brandy Boone said she had no idea her daughter used Kik to communicate with strangers.

“I saw the promo, I looked at the phone and I saw the app Kik, and I thought, ‘If this is about the app Kik, I have to tell them that it really is dangerous and it is happening,’” Boone said.

Boone said she is speaking out to warn other parents of the nightmare she said Kik has caused her family. [READ FULL STORY]

November 7, 2014
Watauga Co. teen faces several child sex charges
From WSOC-TV

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. — Boone police charged Jesse Colton Grimes, 17, of Sugar Grove, with several felonious child sex abuse charges Thursday, according to a news release from the Police Department.

Grimes is accused of extortion via sexting and sending sexual explicit images by an electronic device involving a minor to a Boone Police Department school resource officer.

Boone police and Watauga County school system officials said Grimes targeted children as young as 12 years old.

Officials said an investigation into digital devices that has spanned across three states showed Grimes developed a predatory pattern of behavior, according to the news release.

He was charged with felonious first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, felonious second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, felonious third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and felonious extortion. [READ FULL STORY]

November 9, 2014
Man charged in pursuing teens on Facebook for sex

DUBUQUE, Iowa —A Dubuque man has been charged with six felony counts accusing him of trying to entice underage girls for sex.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 20-year-old Jacquille Williams was arrested Thursday night on a warrant charging him with six felony counts of entice a child. He appeared in court Friday morning and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims.

Police say they interviewed several girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, who said Williams asked them through messages on Facebook to have sex with him. [READ FULL STORY]

November 11, 2014
Police: Sex offender used Facebook to meet boy, 14
From WTAE-TV

ELIZABETH, PA —Police in western Pennsylvania say a registered sex offender used fake Facebook names to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

Joseph Rodney Thomas has been jailed in Allegheny County on charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and indecent assault.

Police say the 41-year-old from Greene County used the aliases “Austin Thompson” and “Jay Thompson” and promised the boy marijuana and alcohol in exchange for sex. [READ FULL STORY]

Illinois HS Sexting Case Investigated

November 11th, 2014

Use PC Pandora monitoring software to collect evidence if you child has been wronged online…

November 06, 2014
Warren Township HS Sexting Case Investigated
Three freshman boys at Warren Township High School in Gurnee allegedly texted inappropriate photos of a fellow female student.
By Eric Horng, WLS/ ABC 7

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) — A sexting investigation is underway at a north suburban high school, and three students may be charged.

Three freshman boys at Warren Township High School in Gurnee allegedly texted inappropriate photos of a fellow female student. Police say they’re also investigating other kids.

“It’s really disgusting to say that I’m not surprised. From all that you see on the news, I think it’s really the parents’ obligation to educate their kids,” said Amy Bless, a Warren Township High School parent.

The alleged victim is a freshman girl at the high school’s O’Plaine campus. Her family contacted police after they say sexually-explicit photos of her were texted by fellow students. [READ FULL STORY]

Parents advised to set social media guidelines

November 10th, 2014

Yeah, I’ve been saying for years that PC Pandora monitoring software can help you do just this…

November 5, 2014
Parents advised to set social media guidelines
By Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor

Parents should set boundaries, look for “teachable” moments and learn to roll with resistance as they talk to their teens about social media, says an expert.

“We often hear about parents driving their teen to soccer practice or even school and the teen mentions something that they saw in the newspaper or the teen had some other media moment – maybe it was something about cyberbullying,” Dr. Megan Moreno said Wednesday at a conference called Exposing the Bare Facts – Youth and the Sexualized World of Social Media.

“That’s an opportunity for the parent to start talking about cyberbullying with their teen. It’s a chance to engage them in a conversation and gain some insight into what’s happening – it’s a teachable moment.”

Moreno, an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and a member of the social media and adolescent health research team at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, was the keynote speaker at the conference at the Best Western Brant Park Inn. It was organized by the Brant Youth Wellness Coalition, which includes representatives from various social service agencies in Brantford and Brant County, as well as people from law enforcement and health care. [READ FULL STORY]

Facebook FAIL Friday 189

November 7th, 2014

Know what your kids are doing on Facebook with PC Pandora monitoring software. Do what you can do to prevent them from committing a FAIL.

For instance, if you are going to be a Nazi, go ahead and suit yourself… but maybe don’t post your opinions on Facebook when you are a coach of a kids sporting team.

November 5, 2014
Minor hockey coach fired for posting pro-Nazi content on Facebook
Sean Fitz-Gerald, National Post

A minor hockey coach in British Columbia has been fired for posting pro-Nazi content on his Facebook page, conceding to one local reporter following his dismissal: “I get it, it’s a really touchy subject.”

Christopher Maximilian Sandau was formally relieved of his duties on Saturday, after the North Delta Minor Hockey Association discovered his online activities. He was coaching teams with players the age of middle school students.

“Hockey has been my life,” Sandau told The Surrey Now, a paper headquartered about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver. “My view on the history basically got me canned. A lot of people have no idea about the other side of the story.”

Sandau could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday. [READ FULL STORY]

Don’t make threats on Facebook… you will be found.

November 07, 2014
Palmdale High School Placed On Lockdown After Facebook Threat; Arrest Made
A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to shoot up Palmdale High School on a Facebook post.
By ABC7.com

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly threatened to shoot up Palmdale High School on a Facebook post, prompting officials to place the school on precautionary lockdown twice.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department units responded to the scene in the 2000 block of East Avenue R around 8 a.m. after students came to class and reported seeing a post on Facebook, where someone threatened to shoot up the school.

The lockdown was lifted around 10:30 a.m. after authorities determined that the threat was not credible. However, sheriff’s officials said the school was placed on precautionary lockdown again after more messages of a non-specific threat started to circulate around. [READ FULL STORY]

This is just so disgusting on so many levels. She had to know she was going to get found out…

November 05, 2014
Murrieta Police: Woman Scammed Facebook Friends With Fake Cancer Diagnosis
A Riverside County woman has been charged for allegedly scamming dozens of Facebook friends with a fake cancer diagnosis.
By Leticia Juarez, KABC

MURRIETA, Calif. (KABC) — A Riverside County woman has been charged for allegedly scamming dozens of Facebook friends with a fake cancer diagnosis.

Cristina Lagman, 39, posted her story on her Facebook page, saying she was dying of terminal cancer and was facing financial hardship.

But Murrieta police call her story a fraud. Valerie Cortes of Murrieta and her fiance say they were duped; they contributed time and money to Lagman.

“Gift cards for dinners and movies and spa treatments to make the last of her days more comfortable and happier,” Cortes said. [READ FULL STORY]

KSU student uses stalking ordeal to inspire others

November 6th, 2014

PC Pandora monitoring software could let you know if your child is a victim of cyber bullying and catfishing…

November 5, 2014
KSU student uses stalking ordeal to inspire others
By Wale Aliyu, WKYC

KENT, Ohio — Allyssa Griffiths was once a victim of cyber bullying and catfishing and is now filling up auditoriums at Kent State University, helping others make sure this doesn’t happen to them and letting them know that she’s taking control of her online identity.

“Because it wasn’t my name, and she wasn’t threatening my life I couldn’t take any legal action,” said Griffiths.

The Kent State senior wants students to learn from her traumatic dealings with an online predator. The person created a fake Facebook account, befriended Griffiths, stole her pictures and stalked her and her friends with it. [READ FULL STORY]

Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #295

November 5th, 2014

PC Pandora monitoring software will help you keep your kids safe from Internet predators…

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November 10, 2014
Caddo County girl targeted by online predators
By Derek Hendy, KSWO-TV

CADDO COUNTY, Okla._A Caddo County family is warning others after their 12-year old daughter was targeted by online sexual predators.

It started out innocent enough, the girl and her mom were looking for a puppy on Craigslist. But within minutes of giving the potential seller their information, the 12-year-old’s photo and phone number were online advertising her as a sex partner and she began getting dozens of sexually explicit text messages. [READ FULL STORY]

November 3, 2014
Va. Beach teacher’s aide sentenced for ‘catfishing’ students
By Catherine Rogers, WAVY

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former teacher’s aide and softball coach for Virginia Beach Public Schools was sentenced Monday, after prosecutors say she tricked students into online relationships.

Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley sentenced 27-year-old Kyle Lynne Noro of Virginia Beach for one count entice a minor to perform in porn, age 15+, offender 7+ years, according to Macie Pridgen with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Virginia Beach.

Noro was arrested in January 2014. In July, she pleaded no contest to the charges, meaning she admits the Commonwealth has enough evidence to prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Pridgen said the Commonwealth’s evidence proves Noro, while employed at Princess Anne High School in 2012 and 2013, used false identities to pose as teenage boys on at least 20 Facebook accounts. She bought prepaid cell phones to coordinate with the false identities and befriended several female students online. [READ FULL STORY]

Colorado teens talked to high-level ISIS terrorists before allegedly trying to join its ranks: analyst report

November 3rd, 2014

Yes, PC Pandora monitoring software will let you know if your child is using the computer to talk to ISIS…

October 31, 2014
Colorado teens talked to high-level ISIS terrorists before allegedly trying to join its ranks: analyst report
Three girls from Arapahoe County talked via the Internet with Islamic State members, according to terror-monitoring group. They were arrested in Germany last week after trying to fly to Syria.
By Deborah Hastings, New York Daily News

The Denver teenagers who allegedly wanted to join ISIS had been conversing with Islamic State terrorists for nearly a year, according to a report released by a monitoring group.

The three girls had spoken via the Internet with at least two jihadists and a high-level handler and were quickly indoctrinated into radical views, the Denver Post reported, citing a new report by the Search for International Terrorist Entities Intelligence Group, also known as SITE.

The group looked at thousands of postings by the girls, ages 15, 16 and 17, over the past year. On Sept. 11, one of the girls tweeted “Muslims handing out apologies because of 9/11 are a disgrace to the (Muslim Nation),” the paper reported.

The teens were apprehended by German authorities in Frankfurt on Oct. 21, based on information supplied by the FBI. Two are sisters of Somali descent, the third is of Sudanese descent. They had stolen money from their parents and paid cash for their tickets, officials said. They were bound for Syria via stops in Frankfurt and Turkey.

All three had told their parents they were headed off to school. But their families reported them missing when they didn’t come home at their regular times. [READ FULL STORY]

Facebook FAIL Friday 188

October 31st, 2014

Know what your kids are doing on Facebook with PC Pandora monitoring software. Do what you can do to prevent them from committing a FAIL.

For instance, tell them to be careful about meeting “Facebook Friends” in real life…

October 30, 2014
Facebook ‘friend’ robs Charlotte teen at gunpoint
Teen robbed at gunpoint by Facebook friend WCNC
By Dianne Gallagher, WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte 17-year-old was robbed at gunpoint by a Facebook “friend” he was trying to sell a pair of shoes.

It happened October 24, near the 7300 block of Michael’s Landing Drive.

The teenager had posted a picture of Nike Air Jordan Grape Vs on his Facebook page. A stranger commented that he wanted to buy the shoes and the teen met up with the Facebooker around 8:10 P.M.

Police said the stranger had no intention of buying the shoes. The suspect and another man, who had a gun, robbed the teen of the shoes, his wallet and phone. [READ FULL STORY]

As a teacher, don’t use Facebook to mock your students (no matter how badly you want to)…

October 27, 2014
Former Wayne teacher’s license suspended after mocking student’s name on Facebook
By Minjae Park, The Record

A former Wayne Township public schools teacher who resigned last year had mocked a student’s name in a Facebook post, according to a state Board of Examiners ruling released Thursday that ordered her teaching license to be suspended for a year.

Yvette Nichols, a tenured teacher at Pines Lake Elementary School, admitted to allegations that she posted comments on her Facebook page ridiculing the student’s name, such as, “I want to ask the parents if I can change it” and “I still can’t get over the student’s name!,” according to the Board of Examiners’ ruling.

Nichols conceded that ridiculing the student’s name was immature and “based solely on the fact” that a syllable of the name sounded like a common English-language expletive.

The board voted to suspend her teacher certificates of eligibility for one year. [READ FULL STORY]

Helpful tip: Don’t commit murder, steal $30k, and then ask people on Facebook how to spend that money…

October 30, 2014
How to spend $30K? Facebook post leads police to suspect
Lisa Roose-Church, Gannett Michigan

A Facebook posting wondering how to spend $30,000 helped lead police to identify a Webberville man as the shooter who killed an Iosco Township landscaper known to carry large amounts of cash, a detective testified this morning.

Detective Mark Klein testified that he questioned suspect Anthony Sean Duke up to 10 times after learning about the 2012 Facebook posting, which occurred about one month after the shooting death of Ronald Hauser, who was found dead in the basement of his home in the 11000 block of Roberts Road, near Farmer John’s Lane.

“We had what appeared was a potential robbery-homicide scene and (Duke) had $30,000 to spend,” the detective said. [READ FULL STORY]

Don’t do stupid things with your infant child, take a photo, and post it on Facebook…

October 30, 2014
Photo posted on Facebook leads to Spotsylvania mother’s arrest
BY SHELBY BROWN, WTVR

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — A picture of a 14-month-old boy posted on Facebook shows the Spotsylvania toddler suspended in the air hanging by his twisted t-shirt. The boy is hanging from a door frame crying and obviously uncomfortable.

Investigators said they heard from numerous people who were horrified to see a picture on social media of boy dangling in the air from a door frame. The boy was hanging by his twisted tee shirt and appeared to be scared and crying. [READ FULL STORY]