There are a lot of scams out there, but one that's been plaguing bloggers like me lately is a novel twist: A fake DMCA takedown notice that's actually a link insertion scam! Beware: The notices I'm getting are very convincing-looking, complete with a fake law firm website! Check out the discussion on this post over at Hacker News! Copyright Infringement and Link … [Read more...] about Scam Alert: Fake DMCA Takedown for Link Insertion
This is not a link blog, but I just had to highlight this blatant fraudulent activity at Amazon reported by my friend Lee Badman. A quick glance shows that the same thing is widespread - too-good prices on items offered off-Amazon with payment through gift cards. It's a straight-up scam, and I wonder how many people have been hurt by it and why Amazon hasn't done anything to … [Read more...] about Blatant Fraud At Amazon: Do Something About It!
"Credit of debit?" It's all very confusing for American shoppers. But the news about a massive point-of-sale data theft at Target makes one thing very, very clear: Always choose "credit" when possible! Note: This article is about the American financial system. Other systems in other countries are very, very different. Credit and Debit The American financial services industry … [Read more...] about Debit or Credit? Always Choose Credit!