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Who’s Behind This Bizarre Chain Of Craigslist Volkswagen Passat TDI Wagon Thefts?

By now we all know not to expect too much logic or reason from Craigslist. We know Craigslist is a deviant subset of humanity, sometimes an ideal place to find beater cars or dusty mid-’70s pong games, sometimes a terrifying hive of vice and exposed genitalia. This time, it’s a place where a strange serial […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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10 Scams Ukrainian Girls Try To Pull On Foreign Men

Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar: “Ukrainian girls are beautiful and feminine.” “Ukrainian girls are great girlfriend and wife material.” “Ukrainian girls love foreigners.” But how about their negative aspects? Keep in mind that the average person living in Ukraine is very poor, especially compared to Western standards. Often in poor countries, […]

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Here’s How Carnival Games Are Designed to Scam You

If you’ve ever tried to win that super big stuffed animal for your sweetheart at the ring toss and just ended up embarrassing yourself, it’s possible that you’ve long suspected that carnival games are rigged. It won’t win you any prizes, but this video explains the mechanics of exactly how you’re taken for a ride.Read […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy a “New” Book on Amazon

Amazon, a company Jeff Bezos invented to piss off everyone in the book industry simultaneously, likes to make books as cheap as possible. To that end, this spring they moved third-party options up to the top of the page, sometimes even listing third-party sellers as the default buying option. You might see a “new”…Read more… […]

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Don’t Get Scammed by Virtual Kidnappers: How 1 Mom’s Horrifying Experience Could Help Others 

When people think of someone being kidnapped and held for ransom, most people picture something out of a movie. A child is picked up off the streets and a phone call is made demanding money. But in this age of social media and internet scams, kidnapping has taken on new meaning. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Get Scammed by Virtual Kidnappers: How 1 Mom’s Horrifying Experience Could Help Others 

When people think of someone being kidnapped and held for ransom, most people picture something out of a movie. A child is picked up off the streets and a phone call is made demanding money. But in this age of social media and internet scams, kidnapping has taken on new meaning. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Get Scammed by Virtual Kidnappers: How 1 Mom’s Horrifying Experience Could Help Others 

When people think of someone being kidnapped and held for ransom, most people picture something out of a movie. A child is picked up off the streets and a phone call is made demanding money. But in this age of social media and internet scams, kidnapping has taken on new meaning. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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North Carolina Audit Finds 234 Seized Cars From State Contractors Are Missing

Two towing companies contracted by the state of North Carolina have been called out in an audit for lacking appropriate paperwork and leaving 234 state-seized cars unaccounted for. The contractors are part of a program designed to support the state’s school system with proceeds from vehicle auctions.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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There Still Aren’t Any Truffles in Truffle Oil

There is a fairly popular local burger chain near me that refuses to make fries of the non-truffle variety. They aren’t terrible, but they are overwhelming, and they obscure the flavor of whatever else you happen to be eating. They’re also not made with real truffles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Get Duped by Phone Scammers Posing as Equifax

As if the Equifax data breach disclosing personal information for 143 million people wasn’t enough, now scammers are taking advantage of the confusion and anxiety affecting customers. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be part of Equifax, don’t believe it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Double-Check Those “Best Seller” Tags on Amazon

Buying on Amazon is increasingly an exercise in trust. While the company has taken steps to mitigate the spread ofsponsored product reviews and fake ratings, illegitimate sellers are still finding ways to scam consumers. The latest trick? Gaming Amazon’s popularity ranking system and taking over the “Best Seller”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Beware Scam “Clinical Trials” That Ask You to Pay Money for Unproven Therapies

Clinical trials are how we test new medicines and therapies, and they can be a boon to patients: if current treatments haven’t worked for you, you can help to test out a new one. And as thanks for being a guinea pig, your medical costs are paid and you may even get some extra compensation.Read […]

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