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Unfulfilled Wish

If there was a Dollar Store for the internet, Wish would certainly be it. Cheap, sub-par, sometimes knockoff goods, Wish is the place where you can buy weird stuff and things that end up looking nothing like the images on the site. At the NY Times, Tiffany Hsu and Sapna Maheshwari report on how Wish,…Continue readingUnfulfilled Wish

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From the Terrible Ideas Department

Twitter’s Twitter Blue premium (and paid) service posted this head-scratcher about a new ‘perk’ to paying the company money to use Twitter: gm! You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS I’m not sure why people would ‘need’ this feature when an NFT is literally…Continue readingFrom the Terrible Ideas Department

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Targeting the Zelle

An article that flew under my radar was this one over on Krebs on Security wherein Brian Krebs explains Zelle scams. It’s a fascinating breakdown of fraudsters anticipating how the system works and manipulating victims into bypassing Zelle’s security. Here’s the kicker: it’s not about giving up your password. An important aspect of this scam…Continue readingTargeting the Zelle

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Benn Jordan Reveals the Streaming Music Grift

Benn Jordan, known for writing music under the name The Flashbulb, has uploaded a 20-minute video to YouTube in which he goes over how he’s been scammed. And not by some ordinary person, but by a reputable NYT reporter. At first, this video seems quite long for viewing. But Jordan goes into many details on…Continue readingBenn Jordan Reveals the Streaming Music Grift