|"King of Richmond Park" - Daily Mail UK.com|
Well, I have to say that this year started off with a real...bang.
I don't know what I was thinking. Really.
I was grazing around on Facebook on New Year's Eve, when a blog friend
"posted" that she'd just won two FREE airline tickets on SW Airlines, and the
link appeared. (I already know what you're all thinking. Don't say it, please.)
The only reason I even considered it is because Handsome and I are
planning another trip north in the near future and FREE sounded good.
I clicked on the link. Shared my name and cell number and then typed in
the "code" that arrived within seconds on my cell phone. Next thing I know,
the app does a little post of its own...to ALL my FB friends, saying that
I just got two free tickets! (Forget that it started to smell funny before I
completed the process and I closed the app sans tickets.) As soon as I saw
that, I went into the app files on FB and removed the offender...too late.
|Oh, yeah! "King of Richmond Park" - Daily Mail UK.com|
Before I could warn all my friends, I got a pop-up that said my "session
had timed out" and I needed to sign back in to Facebook. You guessed it.
"You've been locked out of your account because your browser has been
infected by malware." Then, it directed me to go through a process to
unlock my account, which I followed to. the. letter. AARROOOOOOOO!
It. didn't. work.
(Take a moment to insert all your favorite naughty words here. I did!)
And, to top it off...other things are acting funny on my MacBook Pro now.
It's a good thing I have my iMac desktop to write this or you'd all be sending
out the bloodhounds to find out what happened to me overnight!
I just know that my blog friend is going through the same thing I am right now.
(Wish I could send her a hug, because I know just how
I'll be making a telephone call to the Apple store in Naples this morning.
I need to go find a "genius" to help me untangle the mess I've managed to
get my New Year's self into...and perhaps he or she can give me the little
reminder kick in the pants to never open an ad link...on FB or anywhere else.
There really is no such thing as FREE.
I'm sure that "genius" isn't going to come free, and neither will the "fix".
Happy New Year To Me.