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Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: more than a hundred great ideas for prezzies: technology, toys, books and more. Scroll down and buy things, mutants! Many of the items use Amazon Affiliat links that help us make ends meet at Boing...
From: Boing Boing | By: Gift Guide | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Hulu’s new original series Shut Eye is set in the world of psychic hustlers. Jeffrey Donovan stars as Charlie, the front man to a psychic operation that looks up their clients on Facebook, and scams them for thousands. In the pilot, Charlie starts...
From: SlashFilm | By: Fred Topel | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Be prepared to pay more (sometimes a lot more) than retail price, and watch out for scams. Otherwise, be prepared to wait for a Hatchimal until January. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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According to bestselling author David Bach, buying a home is imperative to building wealth.
From: Business Insider | By: Emmie Martin | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Well, here’s a stupid. A group of black activists are providing a way for white Americans to assuage any nagging “white guilt” they may be burdened with. The group are providing monthly subscriptions, coming in the form of subscription boxes. These...
From: Red State | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Remember when the president-elect had a different opinion of how to cover a sitting president?
From: Salon.com | By: Jeremy Binckes | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A Cambodian court has rejected an appeal by an Australian victim of an internet dating scam against her 23-year jail sentence on heroin smuggling charges....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Be prepared to pay more (sometimes a lot more) than retail price, and watch out for scams. Otherwise, be prepared to wait for a Hatchimal until January. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Many players in the sector have seen their stocks climb since the election.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rebecca Schuman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Whether you need to find last minute stocking stuffers or that final gift, no one feels like pushing their way through cramped shopping malls and spending an hour trying to find a parking spot. It is a lot more appealing to browse, buy, and have everything...
From: The Fashionable Housewife | By: The Fashionable Housewife | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Donald Trump has a lot of things to say about global warming. He's called it an urgent problem, and he's called it a hoax. He's claimed it's a scam invented by the Chinese, and he's denied that he ever said that. He's promised to "cancel" the historic...
From: Mother Jones | By: Jeremy Schulman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Mui Chee Mun was given 36 months' jail for fraudulently obtaining work passes for 37 foreign workers for a shell company between May 2014 and February 2015, and another 24 weeks' jail for collecting more than S$46,000 in kickbacks. 
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — A cemetery administrator has been accused of selling unused burial plots owned by a Massachusetts city. Prosecutors say John Hughes offered to sell plots at the Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose at discounted rates. They say he arranged...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Accused Rapist Matt Hickey Sees His First Day in Court by Sydney Brownstone After more than a month in a Nevada jail, accused rapist Matt Hickey was called in front of King County Superior Court judge Julie Spector on November 29 to be arraigned on three...
From: The Stranger | By: Sydney Brownstone | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Debuting tomorrow, Hulu's Shut Eye is a bit of a snooze — to put it mildly. Despite a heart-pumping opening and some not-insignificant talent in Burn Notice alum Jeffrey Donovan and Isabella Rossellini, the 10-episode drama series created by Les Bohem...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: Dominic Patten | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Scam put at least 127 air-polluting cars back on the road, AG says.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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New footage of insurance scammers staging road crashes in order to lodge fraudulent claims has been broadcast for the first time.
From: Irish Independent | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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AARP Bulletin Today features the latest daily news information and articles on Health, Social Security, Medicare, Politics, Scam Alerts and more. Bulletin RSS feed.
From: AARP | By: Managing Editor | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Concourse I Fucking Live For Haunting Covers Of Literally Any Song In Movie Trailers | Jezebel A Few Things I Have Learned About Going Outside In North Dakota In Winter | Paleofuture The Untold Story of Napoleon Hill, the Greatest Self-Help Scammer...
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Alan Sepinwall reviews "Shut Eye," the new Hulu drama starring Jeffrey Donovan as a fake psychic con artist.
From: Warming Glow | By: Alan Sepinwall | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The victims had expressed interest in buying Chun Cui He milk tea and Universal Studios Singapore tickets on Carousell, said police, and the seller contacted them to say he was selling the items.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The pair used the personal information of two women to get loans and then steal the money, according to police
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Energy is the ultimate currency of our civilization. It takes energy to do stuff, by definition. Food is energy for manual labor, and it takes energy to make food. In many ways energy is a limiting factor for our technology. It is difficult to think...
From: NeuroLogica | By: Steven Novella | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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so, this guy put money into my bank account and wanted me to send some of it to another person in Nigeria. 500.00 to be exact. but since he wired money into my account I was unable to touch the money. he told me it was a donation to UNICEF. since I was...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: anon97 | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Dark Web has turned potentially deadly for the Trump-Pence team. This is because, after an admittedly contentious and divisive election cycle, someone has reportedly set up a Dark Web website to raise money (and collect information) for a Trump-Pence...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Ramirez | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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A fake U.S. embassy that operated for “about a decade” in Ghana’s capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by “Ghanaian and Turkish organized...
From: Japan Times | Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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An honest memoir of the president-elect’s business career would be titled “The art of the scam.” After all, his hallmark has been turning a profit on failed business projects, because he finds a way to leave other people holding the bag....
From: Seattle Times | By: Paul Krugman | Monday, December 5, 2016
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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by "Ghanaian and Turkish...
From: NewsOK | Monday, December 5, 2016
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So, I try to be a good (enough) son. After we found my mom her adorable new 1957 Edition Fiat 500, I offered to handle the sale of her 2003 Volkswagen Passat for her. Finally, after months and months of careful procrastination, I finally got it all ready...
From: Jalopnik | By: Jason Torchinsky | Monday, December 5, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on those inside storefronts that advertise the services of psychics, “Shut Eye” does a good job of breaking down their rituals and scams. Those elements of the Hulu drama give it a bit of raffish flair, but premonitions...
From: Variety | By: digger999999999 | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Mobsters ran a fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana for 10 years, flying the flag and issuing visas for $6,000 Foreign, Ghana security authorities shut down fake US Embassy in Accra This fake US Embassy that operated for 10 years, which category of travellers...
From: MetaFilter | By: chavenet | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A Facebook like-farmer has used a genuine image of murder victims for a car accident-based "type amen" scam.
From: Snopes | By: Kim LaCapria | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Campaign Action Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego on Monday joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in opposing Donald Trump's Secretary of Defense nominee, former Marine Gen. James Mattis, who only resigned from the military two years ago. Gallego, an Iraq War veteran,...
From: Daily Kos | By: Kerry Eleveld | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Despite a reported effort to fight counterfeit products on its vast retail site, Amazon.com continues to be slow to respond to reports of counterfeit items listed for sale....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare, but they haven't told us what their replacement would look like. Why not?: The Art of the Scam, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: ...While many Americans say they disapprove of Obamacare, large majorities approve......
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Answering the phone when an unknown caller is on the line – or worse, a number you don’t recognize – is like talking on speakerphone in a public place. It’s just not something you do.     More than 1 out of every 7 calls in the U.S. is a fraud...
From: Mashable | By: DU Caller | Monday, December 5, 2016
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams for them faces sentencing before a federal judge. Han Tong faces up to...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade'' in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the State Department announced.   The scam was orchestrated by "Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings''...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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ACCRA, Ghana — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for “about a decade” in Ghana’s capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by “Ghanaian and Turkish...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Why Uber's goal is replacing urban car service with a higher cost, less efficient operation that would extract wealth from the public.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police warn of scam housing ads online.
From: Iceland Review | By: Vala Hafstað | Monday, December 5, 2016
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LuLaRoe leggings have become popular, and therefore the multi-level marketing (MLM) “business” of LuLaRoe has taken off. I’ve said over and over that multi-level marketing is not a business because more than 99% of participants lose money. But...
From: Fraud Files | By: Tracy Coenen | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s effort to recount the vote in states Donald Trump closely won continued this weekend after a brief stutter-stop where Stein said she ended, but then resumed her efforts to push a recount in Pennsylvania....
From: The Root | By: Danielle Belton | Monday, December 5, 2016
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'Just a Stein scam to raise money!
From: The Daily Caller | By: Juliegrace Brufke | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Prepare for government by bait and switch.
From: New York Times | By: PAUL KRUGMAN | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Yet more debunking of the McCarthyite wannabe website PropOrNot.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Our lawyer has a few words with the Washington Post.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Where people go, scammers follow, so it's no surprise to find the sharing economy being targeted. Australia's consumer watchdog issued a notice Monday, warning holiday-goers that scams relating to accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb are on the...
From: Mashable | By: Ariel Bogle | Monday, December 5, 2016
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General Hospital spoilers for the week of December 5 tease that there are juicy moments ahead that will get viewers buzzing. Julian claimed that he didn’t know who ran him over, but he’s beckoned Alexis to come for a visit and there are wild scenes...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Stacy Carey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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