#Scams

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Are Eye Exams A Great American Scam?

Why is it so difficult to get a new pair of glasses or contacts in this country? It’s easier pretty much everywhere else.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

10 ways to protect against Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams

Three out of four Americans are going to be shopping online this holiday season. But before you check out on your favorite retailer's website or open an emailed coupon link, check out these 10 ways to protect yourself from cyber criminals attempting to ga

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

A scam targeting Americans over the phone has resulted in millions of dollars lost to hackers. Don't be the next victim.

A whopping 26,379 people reported being a victim of some sort of phishing scam. Together they reported nearly $50 million in losses.

Science & Technology | Tech

Scam Alert: New Phone Scam Uses a Real Text From Your Bank to Trick You | Mental Floss

If you get a call from someone claiming to be your bank, you should always be cautious. Here are some tactics one new phone scam uses to trick people.

Business & Finance | Business

Grubhub is using fake websites to drive up commission fees from real businesses - The Verge

Grubhub has been buying up to 23,000 domains that resemble those of businesses they work with in an alleged effort to charge higher commission fees.

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$95,000 to Fix Up a Studio Apartment, but It Was All a Scam, Officials Say

Rents were jacked up on hundreds of New York City apartments in a kickback scheme, a lawsuit contends.

Politics | Politics

Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage? : Planet Money : NPR

A national movement to ban plastic bags is gaining steam, but these restrictions may actually hurt the environment more than help it.

Science & Technology | Technology

College students allegedly scammed Apple out of nearly $1M in iPhone replacements - The Verge

Two Chinese engineering students in Oregon allegedly scammed Apple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in iPhone replacements and are now facing criminal charges in federal court, as first reported by The Oregonian. Authorities allege the students pul

News | The News

Here’s the Real (No Good) Reason Glasses Are So Expensive

You're getting ripped off, big time.

Science & Technology | Tech

Yikes! Online phishing attacks up 297% over last year

An online investigation revealed that phishing attacks are up 297 percent. Scammers using social media and online retailers to get access information

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Survey: Nearly 7 In 10 Seniors Targeted By Fraud Campaigns

About two-thirds of elderly Americans have been targeted by a fraud campaign, and more than a quarter have actually fallen victim to such efforts.

News | News

How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People

Anna Delvey, born Anna Sorokin, seemed to be an up-and-coming New York socialite. Now she’s charged with grand larceny, attempted grand larceny, and theft of services.

Travel | Travel

A Pro Traveler Reveals the 5 Scams American Tourists Fall for Every Time

A professional traveler reveals the biggest travel scams U.S. tourists always fall for—and how to avoid them.

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If your phone line gets hacked, guess who your service provider thinks should pay the bill

Phone contracts contain a provision that the customer, not the company, is responsible for any fraudulent use of the service.

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Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

This scam is an indication of what can be expected from scammers and telemarketers as automated “conversational agents” play an increasingly large role in interacting with humans.

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If You Get a Call From a 473 Area Code, It’s Probably a Scam | Mental Floss

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How a bite from a stray dog shows the sick state of U.S. healthcare

Jan Kern was bitten by a stray dog while traveling abroad and ended up with a jaw-dropping illustration of why the U.S. healthcare industry is completely sick.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Scammers use this guide to steal huge amounts of money from men on dating sites

Scammers are buying guides on the deep web that teach them how to get money from men on dating apps.