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Don’t Share a Screenshot of Your Stimulus Payment Online

I haven’t gotten my IRS stimulus check yet; every time I check the IRS’s Get My Payment site, I get the message “we cannot determine your eligibility for a payment at this time.” I’m not the only one in this particular pickle, which is why people have been visiting sites like Reddit’s r/stimuluscheck subreddit to…Read […]

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Don’t Share a Screenshot of Your Stimulus Payment Online

I haven’t gotten my IRS stimulus check yet; every time I check the IRS’s Get My Payment site, I get the message “we cannot determine your eligibility for a payment at this time.” I’m not the only one in this particular pickle, which is why people have been visiting sites like Reddit’s r/stimuluscheck subreddit to…Read […]

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These Bogus Coronavirus Trackers Could Infect Your Computer

The barrage of COVID-19 information is overwhelming and we all want to stay updated, but you should avoid downloading coronavirus tracker dashboards. According to an investigation by Reason Security, some of these coronavirus maps contain serious malware known as AZORult. Using AZORult, a hacker can steal your browser…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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These Bogus Coronavirus Trackers Could Infect Your Computer

The barrage of COVID-19 information is overwhelming and we all want to stay updated, but you should avoid downloading coronavirus tracker dashboards. According to an investigation by Reason Security, some of these coronavirus maps contain serious malware known as AZORult. Using AZORult, a hacker can steal your browser…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Thousands Of Twitch Scam Channels Are Still Trying To Steal From Viewers

Back in December, I reported on an issue that’s been plaguing Twitch for quite some time: scammers who pretend to be popular streamers and lure people in with the promise of fake giveaways. As of now, Twitch has yet to comprehensively solve the problem. Instead, it’s played whack-a-mole with thousands of fake accounts.Read more… Continue […]

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Thousands Of Twitch Scam Channels Are Still Trying To Steal From Viewers

Back in December, I reported on an issue that’s been plaguing Twitch for quite some time: scammers who pretend to be popular streamers and lure people in with the promise of fake giveaways. As of now, Twitch has yet to comprehensively solve the problem. Instead, it’s played whack-a-mole with thousands of fake accounts.Read more… Continue […]

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Avoid Those ‘Secret Sister’ Gift Exchanges on Facebook

Every year my Facebook newsfeed is inundated with invitations to join gift exchanges, specifically those that suggest you can send one gift or book or bottle of local beer and then you’ll magically receive 36 in return. It sounds too good to be true, which is probably because it is.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Warn Your Parents About Gold and Silver Coin Scams

Here’s one more tricky topic to navigate with your family this holiday season: gold and silver retirement scams. An investigation by Quartz detailed these scams, which con seniors into moving their retirement funds to volatile precious metals investments. Gold and silver investment scams aren’t new, but they’ve been…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How the Razzle-Dazzle Game Takes All Your Money

This game is illegal. Razzle, aka Razzle-Dazzle, is a scam posing as a carnival or street game, where you roll marbles in a box collecting points. Popping up in Havana, New York, New Orleans, and curbs and parking lots across the U.S., it’s like Three-Card Monte, but more complicated, and better disguised as a real…Read […]

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How to Avoid Getting Pickpocketed

Last year, several groups of pickpocketers profited off oblivious commuters on New York City’s subway system. “I open the purses, put my hands in, and take the wallets out,” one pickpocketer, who was eventually arrested and found with three Metrocards and four cell phones, told a detective. “I pick people who are…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Chinese EV Startup Screwed Aston Martin Out Of Over $20 Million

In October of 2018, Aston Martin reported that it had sold the tooling and intellectual property of the Vanquish to a mystery buyer for $26 million. Now, Aston Martin has reported that the mystery buyer was Detroit Electric and, well, Aston shareholders may not actually be seeing most of that $26 million.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Chinese EV Startup Screwed Aston Martin Out Of Over $20 Million

In October of 2018, Aston Martin reported that it had sold the tooling and intellectual property of the Vanquish to a mystery buyer for $26 million. Now, Aston Martin has reported that the mystery buyer was Detroit Electric and, well, Aston shareholders may not actually be seeing most of that $26 million.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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