YouTuber Karl Rock, who makes videos about scammers in India (where he lives), went to Dubai to make videos about counterfeit goods sellers and members of fake begging rings. My favorite is the bold guy trying to sell fake Ray-Bans to Rock. He insists they are the real thing and doesn't even mind being recorded by Rock. When Rock cheerfully but firmly tells the seller that the glasses are fake, the seller boasts that they are "first copy," which means they are fake but of high quality.
Professional glitterbomber Mark Rober did some detective work to track down a massive U.S.-India scammer ring. He explains how this kind of scammer preys on people and tricks them into sending over $10,000 in cash. READ THE REST
Last year, I wrote about BeenVerified's analysis of scam phone calls. Using data from more than 200,000 reports across the US, they determined that Social Security scams were 23 times more common than they had been in previous years, comprising nearly 10% of all spam calls in 2019. The public data directory site has just… READ THE REST
There's something relaxing about the immensely satisfying Scammer Payback series where he strings along some scammer while wiping their computer in the background. It's amazing how long the scammer is willing to stay engaged when they think the old lady is driving to a store to buy gift cards to "give back" thousands of dollars… READ THE REST
Digital painting has truly become an art in itself. Even with artists like Andy Warhol creating digital art on a Commodore Amiga back in the mid-80s, digital painting has mostly been a kitschy bit of artistic fun, not stuff to be regarded as a true masterwork. But much has changed over the past decade. Technology… READ THE REST
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its current position as one of the 10 most valuable companies in America, but the company has spent the… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST