The host of Honest Guide investigated a TV call-in show that airs puzzles and charges people to call in and guess the answers. Correct answers win a cash prize. The host found out that when you call in you almost always get a voice recording that says something like, "You almost made it, try again." Each call results in a charge of about $4.35, and some players rack up hundreds of dollars in charges. The Honest Guide host called the emcee and asked him how he felt about ripping people off and he became indignant, claiming he was simply a show host. This scam game airs in 40 countries around the world!
The most common complaint to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concerns efforts to collect medical bills that are not owed, reports CBS News. The unpaid bills are then reported to credit agencies, triggering a credit crisis for the victim whose most straightforward solution is to pay the fraudulent charges. Medical bills are the most commonly… READ THE REST
A rug is a textile ground covering that really ties the room together without being permanently affixed to the floor or walls. A rug pull is when the minters of cryptocurrencies pump a token then fraudulently drain it of value before vanishing with all the real money. Rug Pull Rugs sells a rug inspired by… READ THE REST
Rob Wolchek (previously at Boing Boing) irritates a shady used car saleman in this entertaining clip from the television. There's a moment when Rob says weeks were spent driving up and down streets to find the house in the background of the scammer's Facebook Marketplace listings; someone close to Rob please tell him about Google… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST