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Don’t Fall for the ‘Vaccine Survey’ Scam

Since most people have already received their COVID relief checks, grifters have pivoted to phishing attempts related to vaccines—and it’s catching people off guard. The FTC is warning people to stay away from unsolicited texts or emails offering a reward for filling out a survey about vaccines, as they say it’s a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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That IRS Email to Your College Inbox Is a Scam

The IRS has issued a warning about a phishing scam that targets college staff and students, particularly those with “.edu” extensions in their email. The scam uses phony IRS email templates to fool people into providing their personal information to claim a “tax refund.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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There’s An Osama Bin Laden Shift Knob On Wish.com

Last night I was searching for a NASCAR-style Hurst Shifter, similar to one that I have packed away in storage somewhere. So I googled “NASCAR SHIFT KNOB” and that’s when I discovered that you can buy a shift knob that looks like Osama Bin Laden’s head: Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There’s An Osama Bin Laden Shift Knob On Wish.com

Last night I was searching for a NASCAR-style Hurst Shifter, similar to one that I have packed away in storage somewhere. So I googled “NASCAR SHIFT KNOB” and that’s when I discovered that you can buy a shift knob that looks like Osama Bin Laden’s head: Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Avoid This New Travel Site Scam

Where we go, scammers follow. The latest example exploits our booming post-lockdown interest in travel, as grifters have set up fake travel sites to steal your personal information and money. Here’s how you can avoid the scam.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Man Uses Borrowed BMW To Rob Bank, Offers To Pay For The Car In Cash

A Texas man named Eric Dion Warren, 50, may have just discovered one of the wildest forms of non-traditional car financing you could imagine. He borrowed a BMW from a dealership to take it for a ride, then robbed a bank and attempted to use the money he’d stolen to pay for the car in […]

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Man Uses Borrowed BMW To Rob Bank, Offers To Pay For The Car In Cash

A Texas man named Eric Dion Warren, 50, may have just discovered one of the wildest forms of non-traditional car financing you could imagine. He borrowed a BMW from a dealership to take it for a ride, then robbed a bank and attempted to use the money he’d stolen to pay for the car in […]

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Don’t Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails

Lotta people want to play the game with the big lady! And scammers know this, so fake emails have been circulating inviting players to an early access beta which doesn’t actually exist. Enough emails that Capcom has sent out a warning email of its own.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Don’t Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails

Lotta people want to play the game with the big lady! And scammers know this, so fake emails have been circulating inviting players to an early access beta which doesn’t actually exist. Enough emails that Capcom has sent out a warning email of its own.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Remove Security Tags From Clothing

As an anti-theft measure, clothing stores affix certain items with security tags that will set off an alarm should you attempt to leave with the tag still on the garment. Some tags will also ruin a garment by spilling ink from the tag if you try to remove it yourself. This usually isn’t a problem, […]

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Illinois Rep Becomes 723,556th Lawmaker To Threaten Banning Violent Video Games

Another year, another attempt to ban the sale of violent video games. House Bill 3531 is the brainchild of Illinois State representative Marcus Evans, Jr. and is actually an amendment to a statute passed in 2005 that already bans the sale of violent video games to minors. HB3531’s proposed changes would instead ban…Read more… Continue […]

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Beware of These Creative Online Dating Scams

Both the Better Business Bureau and the FBI are warning people about romance scams, which are expected to remain an elevated threat leading up to Valentine’s Day. This type of scam has been made worse during the pandemic, as cases have spiked by 18% in the last year, according to the FBI. Here’s what you […]

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Beware of These Creative Online Dating Scams

Both the Better Business Bureau and the FBI are warning people about romance scams, which are expected to remain an elevated threat leading up to Valentine’s Day. This type of scam has been made worse during the pandemic, as cases have spiked by 18% in the last year, according to the FBI. Here’s what you […]

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How Do You Keep Your Car From Getting Stolen?

We had a bit of crime descend on our staff over the weekend, and it got us thinking about car security. There are plenty of conventional — and unconventional — ways of keeping your car in your hot little hands, so what are they? Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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