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Fake investment firm cons youth of Rs 3.35 lakh with big returns vow

Representative Image LUCKNOW: An aspirant for Provincial Civil Services-Judiciary (PCS-J) has been duped of Rs 3.35 lakh in the name of an investment scheme. The victim, Sachin Tiwari, a resident of Manaknagar, lodged an FIR on Saturday. Sachin told the police that he read an advertisement of a lucrative investment scheme on a dating website in December last year. “I provided my details and phone number on the website. On December 1, I received a call from Komal who claimed being an employee of ‘Real dating Group’ and explained me various investment plans,” Sachin…

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SBI warns customers about fraudsters and fake social media accounts

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) has advised its customers to interact with only verified and official handles of SBI to avoid fraud. In a recent tweet, SBI said: ‘Always check for the verified ‘tick’ sign before you follow, tag and interact with banking officials through their social media accounts.’ “Do not invest your time and money interacting with fake accounts on social media. Follow, tag and interact with only the verified, official handles of SBI, to ensure that your comments, complaints, and enquiries get adequately addressed and you are not scammed…

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Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer. A new study conducted by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School sought to assess the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviours of adult sunless tanners. Other factors associated with sunless tanning included having a family history of skin cancer. Adults who used sunless tanning products were more likely to use indoor tanning beds and were less likely to wear protective…

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Facebook Pop-Up Helps Curb Fake News Sharing

In a battle against fake news, Facebook has started to roll out a new tool that fact-checks the stories a user shares. According to a report in Telegraph on Monday, some users in the US saw a pop-up window appearing when they shared a story on their profile, reading “Disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers.” Facebook has been severely criticised for promoting fake news and spreading misinformation. It was also accused of helping US President Donald Trump win the elections by allowing misinformation and fake stories on its platform. “Before you…

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Real, fake or natural? Why sweetener type may not matter for diet

Sweetening your beverage with real sugar, “fake” sugar or a “natural” no-calorie sweetener makes little difference in the overall calories you consume in a day, a small new study suggests. In the study, 30 healthy men ages 21 to 50 each visited a clinic four times. Each time, they ate the same breakfast, followed by a beverage that contained one of four sweeteners: regular table sugar (sucrose), an artificial sweetener ( aspartame ), or a natural no-calorie sweetener made from either the stevia plant (rebaudioside A) or monk fruit (mogroside…

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